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Irish Construction Industry Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The sixth Irish Construction Industry Awards, held on June 13th in Citywest Hotel, Dublin, will celebrate the best of Irish construction and design

The Irish Construction Industry Awards will celebrate another strong year for the sector as they return for their sixth staging on June 13th at Citywest Hotel, Dublin.

With a €23 billion construction spend estimated in 2019, the industry is experiencing  significant growth and the awards will celebrate those organisations, teams and individuals who are meeting the demand for new buildings and infrastructure projects to support future economic growth and social and spatial planning.

The number of entries for this year’s awards increased by 15 per cent, with companies such as BAM Contractors, Bennett Construction, Collen Construction, and Ethos Engineering among those on the recently announced shortlist.

Roadbridge have a proud history with the Irish Construction Industry Awards and are delighted to be shortlisted in the Civil Contractor of the Year category. “2019 is shaping up as a landmark year for us and winning this award would be a perfect validation of our efforts,” says Peter Byrne, Roadbridge Quality & Environmental manager.


Stewart Construction are nominated for the Conservation Project of the Year and Education Project of the Year. Rachael Stewart, Stewart Construction's director, says, "The ICI Awards night is an opportunity to celebrate high standards of construction in Ireland. We are proud of two award nominations for The Goethe Institut's Headquarters in Merrion Square which sets a new benchmark standard for Georgian Dublin.

There are 26 different categories to be decided, with standouts including Commercial Project of the Year, Residential Project of the Year and Project Manager of the Year.

Deciding on all of these will be an expert judging panel, drawn from industry leaders and trusted peers.

Judge Derry Scully, BSc, Dip Proj. Man., FSCSI, FRICS said the following, while discussing the announcement of the 2019 shortlist of candidates for the awards:

“Output in the construction industry was almost €21 billion last year and, as activity shows no sign of slowing, is expected to reach €23 billion this year. The increase in residential output is especially to be welcomed. The entrants for the Irish Construction Industry Awards this year reflect a busy industry and showcase the best of modern Irish innovative design and construction. Whilst the industry faces well publicised challenges, relating to skills shortages and rising prices, it is heartening to see the emphasis on sustainability and health and safety amongst the high quality entrants.”

Full judging panel:

  • Derry Scully, group president, Linesight
  • Dr Avril Behan, assistant head of School of Multidisciplinary Technologies, Technological University Dublin
  • Shay Bowman, project co-ordinator, Grangegorman Development Agency
  • David Cahill, director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects
  • Alan Crawford, founding partner, Crawford Partnership Architects & Interior Designers
  • Belinda Dillon, associate director, DCT Group
  • Michael Duff, director, REDM
  • Alan Fogarty, partner, Cundall
  • Enda Mc Guane, managing director, Winters Property
  • Mark Kelly, lecturer, GMIT
  • Karen Kennedy, business development manager, TownLink
  • Patrick Keogh, assigned certifier & building surveyor
  • Davitt Lamon, architectural technologist, CWO Architects & Senior BIM Demonstrator, Technological University Dublin
  • Paul Mangan, property and project management consultant
  • Fiona Mullally, communications & business development executive, KMCS
  • Brian O'Neill, company director, McCrossan O'Rourke Manning Architects
  • Mark O'Neill, director, KSN Project Management

With over 750 attendees expected on the night, the awards also provide the perfect opportunity for companies to network and meet with potential clients. Awards sponsor Zutec highlighted this point:

‘Zutec are delighted to be a Gold Sponsor of the Irish Construction Industry Awards this year. Our partnership with these awards gives us an excellent opportunity to recognise and celebrate the creative and innovative achievements within the Irish Construction Industry.  The ceremony is an excellent opportunity to celebrate and network with the people we want to do business with, we are proud to have the Zutec brand associated with these awards.’  Nessa Lowry, marketing manager at Zutec.

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The full shortlist for this year’s awards is available below.


Construction Project of the Year /Sponsored by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland

The winner of this award will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 13th.

Construction Industry Leader 2019 / Sponsored by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland

The recipient of this award will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 13th.

Contractor of the Year / Sponsored by Diatec

  • CField Construction
  • Collen Construction
  • Dornan Engineering
  • Flynn
  • mac-group

Project Management Firm of the Year

  • Divine Design
  • KSN Project Management

Architecture Practice of the Year / Sponsored by Conack Construction

  • C+W O'Brien Architects
  • Joe Fallon Architectural Design
  • ODOS Architects
  • O'Neill O'Malley Architecture

Engineering Firm of the Year

  • EDC Engineering Design Consultants
  • Ethos Engineering
  • IN2 Engineering Design Partnership
  • McMahon Associates
  • ORS

Consultancy of the Year / Sponsored by Cpl

  • Arcadis Ireland Lenders & Investors
  • Crystal Lean Solutions
  • EDC Engineering Design Consultants
  • Ethos Engineering
  • IN2 Engineering Design Partnership
  • Meehan Green
  • ORS

Civil Contractor of the Year

  • Actavo
  • Roadbridge

Construction Product of the Year

  • Hilti DSH 600-X Petrol Saw & DSH-P Water Pump
  • Hilti TE 300-A36 Cordless Demolition Hammer
  • Hilti TE 60-A36 Cordless SDS Max Combi Hammer
  • nZEB Compliant Low-H2O Radiators - Versatile Group
  • Renolit Alkorsolar Fastening System - Laydex Building Solutions

Designer of the Year

  • Anthony Clifford - Ethos Engineering
  • Gwen Kenny - Divine Design
  • Rae Moore - Atelier Rae
  • Gavin Murphy - Ethos Engineering
  • Niamh Peare - PM Group

Project Manager of the Year

  • John Barden - Townlink Construction
  • Stephen Doherty - Titan Roofing
  • John Gavigan - P.J. Hegarty & Sons
  • Nicola Kelly  - C+W O'Brien Architects
  • John Kennedy - Ganson Building & Civil Engineering
  • Alan O'Neill - mac-group
  • Gary O'Sullivan - mac-group

Commercial Project of the Year - Large

  • 10 Molesworth Street
  • 13-18 City Quay, Dublin
  • Capital Dock Buildings A&B
  • Combilift
  • Limerick Courthouse
  • Scot's Church, Abbey Street

Commercial Project of the Year - Small

  • 55 Charlemont
  • Block C Shannon, Co. Clare
  • Building2 MOD1
  • Colin Connect Transport Hub & Colin Town Square
  • Mountpark Baldonnell Phase 1
  • Waterways House

Residential Project of the Year - Large

  • Capital Dock
  • Connaught Grove
  • House on a Hill
  • Ravenswood
  • Rosemount Court, Dundrum
  • Scholarstown Wood
  • Stoneleigh, Craddockstown
  • Western Road Student Accommodation
  • Woodfort Project, Dungarvan & Carrickmacross

Residential Project of the Year - Small

  • Ardgwee House, Kinsale
  • Castleside, Dublin
  • Contemporary Home, Rathnure
  • Garden Pavilion, Bunclody
  • House in Carrickmines
  • Modern Farmhouse, Kilglin
  • Urban House

Sub-Contractor of the Year – Large / Sponsored by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland

  • AirconMech
  • Alucraft
  • KD Group
  • King & Moffatt Building Services
  • LMC Group
  • The Deluxe Group

Sub-Contractor of the Year – Small / Sponsored by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland

  • ACB Group Design & Construct
  • Allwood Architectural Joinery
  • Clarke Facades
  • DND Electrical Engineering
  • Keymore Construction
  • Titan Roofing
  • Walls to Workstations

Retail Project of the Year

  • Capital Credit Union, Leopardstown
  • Lidl Castleknock
  • Permanent TSB, 70 Grafton Street
  • Project Warehouse & Showrooms N3
  • Royal Hibernian Way, Dawson St.

Tourism & Hospitality Project of the Year / Sponsored by 3D Personnel

  • Café en Seine
  • Cé Ráth Maoláin
  • Center Parcs Longford Forest
  • Funicular Folly
  • Third Stand, Tallaght Stadium

Health Project of the Year

  • Bon Secours Care Village Expansion
  • Rathview Mental Healthcare Facility
  • St Marys Primary Care Centre
  • The Croft, Early Dementia Care

Education Project of the Year

  • Coláiste Chú Chulainn, Dundalk
  • Coláiste Íosaef, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
  • DCU Student Hub
  • Goethe Institut, Merrion Square
  • Omagh Integrated Primary School & Nursery

Conservation Project of the Year

  • Aran Sweater Market
  • Goethe Institut, Merrion Square
  • Kevin Street Library
  • Old Cork District Model National School Refurbishment
  • Scot's Church, Abbey Street

International Project of the Year / Sponsored by Zutec

  • Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London
  • Heathrow T2 Hotel, London
  • The Machrie Hotel, Ilsay

BIM Initiative of the Year

  • Ardmac
  • C+W O'Brien Architects
  • Collen Construction
  • John Sisk & Son
  • Murphy Surveys

Innovation in Construction

  • Carriageway Narrow Trenching – Virgin Media Technology & Innovation
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Programme – Duggan Brothers
  • D'PRISM Mobile App - Dornan Engineering
  • Funicular Folly - Atelier Rae
  • Glavloc Building Technology
  • Group Structure - McKeon Group
  • Hilti Active Tracking
  • InControl DFM - DFM Systems
  • KCC 360 - KCC Architectural
  • Zutec Construction Management Platform

Excellence in Health & Safety

  • ACB Group Design & Construct
  • Ardmac
  • CField Construction
  • Collen Construction
  • Dornan Engineering
  • Kiernan Structural Steel
  • Murphy Surveys
  • P.J. Hegarty & Sons
  • PBC Building & Maintenance Contractors