Tang has 44 years of experience in building, and working on about 100 bridges in world. He has presented more than 150 technical papers. He create ideas for Yangtze River bridge in Chongqing, China. He was awarded in 2013 for Gold Medal from the Institution of Structural Engineers. He received this prestigious Award for his outstanding contribution to the structural design of major bridges, for example aesthetics, creativity and sustainability. He was served as the Chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers committee on Cable-Suspended Bridges. He was a former President of the American Segmental Bridge Institute.
He was the recipient of the Friendship Award in 2008, which is China's best award only for foreign experts who made excellent contributions in China's economic and social progress. He was elected for Foreign Member in the Chinese Academy of engineering which is best for engineering and technology in China. He got many other awards in industry like ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leaders. He also awarded for Lifetime Achievement Award in modernization and brilliance in civil engineering.
He was also honored with IABSE's International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering. He is one of the most proficient bridge designers of this time. In his long career, he has been involved in the construction of hundreds of major bridges in each part of world, as designer and construction consultant.