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Lin Award Rules



T. Y. Lin Award

The ASCE Prestressed Concrete Award was endowed in 1968 by T. Y. Lin, F.ASCE, to encourage the preparation of meaningful papers in the designated field of endeavor. The award was instituted by the Board of Direction in May 1968. By Board action in October 1969 the name of the award was changed to the "T. Y. Lin Award." The award is made in accordance with the policies of the Society and the following specific rules.

I.    All papers written or co-authored by members of ASCE that deal with prestressed concrete and which are published in the twelve-month period ending with June of the year preceding the year of award are eligible. Preference shall be given to papers written by younger authors.

II.    The American Concrete Institute and the Prestresed Concrete Institute will each be invited to nominate a single paper selected from their respective publications (which meet the foregoing criteria) for judging along with the single paper selected by the Structural Engineering institute (SEI) from any ASCE publication.

III.    Annually the three papers thus selected will be reviewed by a committee composed of one member each from the American Concrete Institute and the Prestressed Concrete Institute, and one or more members from the SEI – one of which shall be the chair. This committee shall select a nominee for final recommendation to the SEI Board of Governors. Final approval shall be the responsibility of the ASCE Executive Committee.

IV.    The lead author shall receive a plaque and a cash prize determined annually by, and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction will be based on the income from the award endowment. All other authors shall receive only a certificate.

To nominate, submit the following

Electronic submissions are encouraged to by November 1. Paper submissions are also accepted, in which case one copy of the complete nomination package should be received by the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE headquarters: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400.

 Click here for a list of past award recipients