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T.Y. Lin International

September 24, 2010 08:00 ET

Dr. Man-Chung Tang Honored With IABSE's International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2010) - T.Y. Lin International Chairman, Dr. Man-Chung Tang, has been awarded with the International Bridge Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering "for blending art and engineering, and successfully creating innovative concepts for signature bridges that are admired by both his peers and the general public alike." Established in 1976, the Award is conferred for outstanding contributions in the field of structural engineering, with special reference to their usefulness to society. Jacques Combault, President of IABSE, presented the Award to Dr. Tang on September 22, 2010, at the Opening Ceremony of the 34th IABSE Symposium in Venice, Italy.

Dr. Tang received his Doctor of Civil Engineering in 1965 from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. His career spans more than 44 years, and encompasses designing and constructing over 100 bridges worldwide, including 32 cable-stayed bridges, four major suspension bridges, and numerous segmental bridges. A true leader and icon, Dr. Tang's contributions to innovations in bridge design are demonstrated through teaching, writing over 100 technical papers, and offering numerous presentations. He is an honorary professor at ten universities, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and an honorary member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

A world authority on cable-stayed bridges, Dr. Tang served as Chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) committee on cable-suspended bridges and published the definitive guideline for the design of cable-stayed bridges used today by engineers all over the world. Dr. Tang is also a founding member of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) committee that published "Recommendations for the Design and Testing of Stay Cables," also used worldwide.

Dr. Tang's bridges, besides being safe, functional and economical, are considered works of art -- beautiful structures that blend seamlessly with their surroundings. It is often quoted that "the sun never sets on a Dr. Tang bridge," as his designs can be found all around the globe. Dr. Tang continues to advance the field of bridge engineering as an innovator and an educator and he has been continually recognized by his peers for his dedication to the field.

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