• IStructE Conference on
    Structural Engineering in Hazard Mitigation 2013
    • Palace of Westminster
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Tongji Architectural Design (TJAD)
    • Tower Bridge
    • Tsinghua University
    • Tsinghua University
    • Tongji University

2013 Gold Medal Address

The Institution's Most Prestigious Award

The Gold Medal is the Institution's most prestigious award and is given to an individual for exceptional and outstanding contributions to the advancement of structural engineering. The Award was first created and presented in 1922 to Professor Henry Adams who was President of the Institution from 1914 to 1916.

The 2013 Gold Medal will be awarded to Institution Fellow, Dr. Man-Chung Tang for his outstanding contribution to the structural design of major long span bridges in many parts of the world exemplifying aesthetics, creativity and sustainability.

Dr. Man-Chung Tang is Chairman of the Board of T.Y. Lin International, a consulting engineering firm with headquarters in San Francisco, U.S.A. A world authority on cable-stayed bridges, Dr. Tang has previously served as Chairman of the ASCE committee on cable-suspended bridges which published the definitive gudeline on the design of cable-stayed bridges, used today by engineers all over the world.

Dr. Tang's work on over 100 bridges encompasses all aspects of design and construction : from conceptualization of structural form to final execution and supervision. His bridges can be found in many parts of the world leading to the statement: "the sun never sets on Dr. Tang's bridges".

Dr Tang will present his address entitled: Innovation


Innovation is the engine that drives civilization. Without innovation, there would have been no civilization at all and we human would be still living in caves. When innovation stops, civilization also stops. But, what is innovation, how to innovate, and who can innovate? The answer is: "5xI + 3xW + 3xC"!

Details of Gold Medal Address:

Date:31 October 2013, Thursday
Time:3:45 p.m. Refreshment.
4:30 p.m. Seated
Venue:Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (TJAD), 1230 Siping Road, Shanghai, China
Price:Free to all IStructE members. Included as part of Conference Programme

For further details, refer to: http://www.istructe.org/events-awards/conference-and-lectures/gold-medal-address

Caiyuanba Bridge, Chongqing

Jiayue Bridge, Yuelai, Chongqing

The website will be up-dated monthly. This is the Oct 2013 version