Winners of The Structural Awards 2013 announced

Published: 18/11/2013

Taizhou Bridge won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence

The winners were announced on 15 November, during a ceremony held at the Brewery in London.

The Awards, organised each year by the Institution of Structural Engineers, celebrate the world’s most talented structural designers and their indispensable contribution to the built environment.

President of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Y.K. Cheng said:

“The Institution of Structural Engineers holds The Structural Awards each year to showcase the challenging environments in which engineers work and the complex structures they help to raise. 

“The aim is to recognise the astonishing range of skills that characterise our global profession, raise awareness among the general public, and encourage young people into structural engineering careers.”

“This year we have once again enjoyed a high standard of innovative entries and I congratulate all our winners on their achievements.”

Taizhou Bridge over the Yangtse River in Jiangsu Province, China, has been presented with The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, as well as the Award for Highway or Railway Bridge Structures. The Bridge, designed by Jiangsu Provincial Communications Planning and Design Institute alongside AECOM Asia Company Ltd, is the world’s first long-span, three-tower suspension bridge.

The Awards judges said:

“This enormous project was an extraordinary achievement, which pushed the frontiers of suspension bridge technology to new heights."

On the night £1940 was raised in aid of RedR, the disaster relief charity of which The Institution is a patron. Martin McCann, CEO of RedR, said:

“On behalf of RedR, and our beneficiaries around the world, I would like to thank the Institution of Structural Engineers for their support at the Structural Awards 2013.  Not only was the event spectacular, but the guests were really generous in their donations to our work. The skills of structural engineers are currently needed in recovery work in the Philippines, and the Institution’s support of RedR demonstrates their commitment to ensuring structural engineering shapes the world for the better.”

A full list of each category winner is available on The Structural Awards website.

Images from the event are available here.

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