Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Kwang Ryang Chung

About Kwang Ryang Chung

Kwang Ryang Chung has experience in the structural design and analysis of many major commercial and residential projects, both in his native Korea as well as abroad. He earned his PhD in Architecture from Korea University, one of Korea’s oldest institutions of higher education. Based in Seoul, Dr. Chung has been the President of DONGYANG Structural Engineers Co., Ltd. since 1995. Prior to coming to DONGYANG, he worked as a Project Engineer at Hyundai E&C (Structural) and as an Engineer at Shin Jong Soon Structural Institute.

Under his leadership, DONGYANG has grown to be one of the leading structural engineering firms in Korea. His particular expertise is in the design and analysis of tall buildings, the development of techniques for optimizing the size and weight of structural steel and reinforced concrete, and the use of long spans and spatial structures. Some representative projects…


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About Kwang Ryang Chung

Kwang Ryang Chung has experience in the structural design and analysis of many major commercial and residential projects, both in his native Korea as well as abroad. He earned his PhD in Architecture from Korea University, one of Korea’s oldest institutions of higher education. Based in Seoul, Dr. Chung has been the President of DONGYANG Structural Engineers Co., Ltd. since 1995. Prior to coming to DONGYANG, he worked as a Project Engineer at Hyundai E&C (Structural) and as an Engineer at Shin Jong Soon Structural Institute.

Under his leadership, DONGYANG has grown to be one of the leading structural engineering firms in Korea. His particular expertise is in the design and analysis of tall buildings, the development of techniques for optimizing the size and weight of structural steel and reinforced concrete, and the use of long spans and spatial structures. Some representative projects include Tower Palace III (Seoul, 73F), Mokdong Hyperion I (Seoul, 69F), Federation of Korean Industries New Headquarters (Seoul, 50F), Parc1 (Seoul, 72F), Lotte Town Tower (Busan, 108F), Centum Star (Busan, 60F), Northeast Asia Trade Tower (Incheon, 68F), Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower (Hanoi, 72F), and Lotte Center Hanoi (Hanoi, 65F).

Additionally, since 2003 he has served as an adjunct professor at Korea University, and has also served as an adjunct professor and visiting lecturer at Hanyang University and Dongguk University, respectively, both of which are private universities in Seoul. Dr. Chung is a member or leader of various organizations.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Country Representative, South Korea (2011 – Present)
  • CTBUH Fellow (2019)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016)
  • Student Competition Second-Round Jury (2011)

Events/Initiatives Involving Kwang Ryang Chung

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during…

2018 China-Korea-Japan Tall Building Forum

2018 China-Korea-Japan Tall Building Forum

15 Jun 2018, Event Report – The 2018 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held on June 15th, 2018 at the…

Events/Initiatives Involving Kwang Ryang Chung

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.
2018 China-Korea-Japan Tall Building Forum
15 Jun 2018, Busan – Event Report
The 2018 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held on June 15th, 2018 at the Busan Haeundae Grand Hotel in Korea.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
2016 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
8 Jul 2016, Tokyo – Event
The third China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, on the topic of "Innovative Motion Engineering in Tall Buildings."
Tall Buildings: From Design to Construction and Maintenance
15-16 Oct 2015, Seoul – Event Report
The 2015 Korea-China-Japan Tall Building Forum was held jointly between the CTBUH chapters of the three countries.
High-Rise Construction 100+ Forum Russia
23-25 Sep 2015, Yekaterinburg – Event Report
Dr. Kwangryang Chung was invited by CTBUH Russia’s Country Representative, Elena Shuvalova, to present at their annual “100+ Forum.”
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH Well Represented at China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
18 Jul 2014, Shanghai – Event
CTBUH’s Japan and Korea chapters, along with Tongji University organized the 2014 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum on July 18th.
CTBUH Meeting: Russia
1-2 Sep 2011, Moscow – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim held tall building lectures in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia with the dual purpose of promoting CTBUH and the 2011 Seoul Conference.
CTBUH Meeting: Vietnam
27 Jun 2011, Hanoi – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim held tall building lectures in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia with the dual purpose of promoting CTBUH and the 2011 Seoul Conference.
CTBUH Meeting: Thailand
22 Jun 2011, Bangkok – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim held tall building lectures in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia with the dual purpose of promoting CTBUH and the 2011 Seoul Conference.
Korea Chapter 2010 Conference
27 Aug 2010, Seoul – Event Report
The Korean CTBUH Conference 2010 was held at Seoul Olympic Parktel Olympia Hall and hosted by the CTBUH Korea.

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Kwang Ryang Chung Related Resources

Rethinking of the Structural System Considering Shape and Usage of Tall Building

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Kwang Ryang Chung, DongYang Structural Engineers Group

Application of Post-Tension Technology on Tall Buildings

1 Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3
Kwangryang Chung, Jungwoo Park & Younghye Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C

Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Kwang Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers

Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings

Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3
Kwangryang Chung & Chulho Park, Dongyang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C

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Kwang Ryang Chung Related Papers/Research

Application of Post-Tension Technology on Tall Buildings
1 Sep 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung, Jungwoo Park & Younghye Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C
It’s been a decade since post-tension system began to be applied in earnest to buildings in Korea. In the meantime, posttension system has been used in various buildings as main structural system including tall buildings. And post-tension system…
Structural Design Considerations and Challenges for Busan’s Haeundae Resort Complex
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kwang Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
In the early twentieth century, many countries were obsessed with high-rise buildings taller than 100 stories, and Korea was swept up in the challenge to build high-rise buildings. However, the effects of the economic recession in the USA caused many…
Design Considerations for Concrete High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung & Chulho Park, Dongyang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C
Busan’s Haeundae Resort project, which is currently being constructed by POSCO E&C, comprises the 101-story Landmark Tower and two 85-story residential towers. Presently, foundation and basement construction is complete, with a final completion date…
Outrigger Systems for Tall Buildings in Korea
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung and Wonil Sunu, DongYang Structural Engineers
Outrigger systems are highly efficient since they utilize the perimeter zone to resist lateral forces, similar to tubular systems. The entire structural weight can be reduced due to the system’s significant lateral strength. Therefore, it is the…
Country Report: South Korea
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; JuHwan Cho, SIAPLAN; Kwang Ryang Chung, DongYang Structural Engineers
Tall buildings, especially very tall or iconic ones, often tell a story which is bigger than just the need for space or the want for premium office. The development of tall buildings is always a good indicator of a country’s economic progress, but…
Structural System of North-East Asia Trade Tower in Korea
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kwang Chung & Do Hyun Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; David Scott, Ove Arup
NEATT is a unique, tapered structure of 68 stories high (305 m) which can be characterized by its highly irregular shape and two outrigger floors. This paper introduces the structural system and new outrigger connection of Northeast Asia Trade Tower.
Integration of Design and Construction of the Tallest Building in Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; William F. Baker, SOM; Kwang R. Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
Tower Palace III was conceived as a 93-story residential tower soaring 320 meters into Seoul’s skyline. However, concerns of the local residents and authorities over the building height resulted in a 73-story tower with the same gross floor area.
Experimental Assessment of Floor Vibration Using iTECH Composite Beam
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Young K. Ju, University of Texas at Austin; Sug-Won Kang & Sung-Chul Chun, Daewoo Institute of Construction Technology, et al.
In this paper, the vibration performance of a proposed composite slab was explored by the series of tests. The fundamental period and damping were measured at each step such as steel erection stage, concrete casting stage, and finishing stage.
Structural Design and Construction of Hyundai-Hyperion Project, Seoul, Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Kwang-Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; In-Ki Kim, HYCA Architects & Engineers; Myeong-Han Kim, Kyungwoon University
In this paper, Hyundai-Hyperion Project, which would be one of the tallest buildings in Korea, has been introduced. Key points in the structural design process and engineering characteristics were briefly reported. These include the effect of…
Structural Performance of I-Tech Composite Beam Steel with Web Openings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Young-Kyu Ju, Sung-Chul Chun & Dae-Young Kim, Daewoo Institute of Construction Technology; Do-Hyun Kim & Sae-Dae Kim, Korea University, Kwang-Ryang Chung, Dongyang Structural Engineers
In this paper, a newly developed composite beam is proposed and experimentally explored via simple beam tests. The proposed composite beam is named iTECH (Innovative, Technical, Economical, and Convenient Hybrid) beam. iTECH has an asymmetric steel…