Irish Construction Industry Awards shortlist announced

As the construction sector continues its recovery, the Awards return to give a chance to reflect on recent achievements and examine growing trends within the industry

Hundreds of leading industry figures will gather for the night

Hundreds of leading industry figures will gather for the night


The Irish Construction Industry Awards, in association with Volkswagen Ireland, return for its fifth year, on the 14th of June, as the construction sector continues to grow in Ireland, in the face of some big challenges.

Despite issues such as Storm Emma and the noted skills shortage, the sector has continued to build on its 18 per cent growth in 2017. The awards present the perfect opportunity to reflect on some of the highlights of the past 12 months, while strategically looking to the rest of the year.

Judging co-ordinator Leo Harmon, C.Eng. MCIOB. Dip Project Management, spoke about his own observations within the sector, while discussing the announcement of the shortlist of candidates for the awards:

“2017 has seen the construction industry return to some normality but is still only 66 per cent of the average spend of its European partners. Nonetheless, the level and quality of submissions for this year’s Irish Construction Industry Awards is a clear indication that we are well on the path to full recovery. It is interesting to note that submissions are reflecting a very strong emphasis on sustainability and innovation. There are clear signs that clients want a more innovative approach to both the design and delivery of projects so that their buildings are easier and more cost efficient to maintain including the sustainability of the products they use. Another noticeable trend is the high standards that are being achieved across the whole construction spectrum in health and safety.”

One of the companies shortlisted is Sisk, who have been nominated for Innovation in Construction and also for their role in the Vertium Building, Burlington Road, in the category Commercial Project of the Year – Large. Speaking about their nomination, Brian Comaskey, Senior Contracts Manager said:

“Sisk was delighted to be a key member of the team responsible for the successful delivery of such a prestigious project as the Vertium Building, and we are delighted it has been nominated for this award. As well as its aesthetic appeal, innovative design features and sustainable aspects, it was identified right from the outset that collaboration across all the stakeholders (including Dublin City Council, local resident groups and businesses) was vital to ensure all challenges were addressed and a project everyone can be proud of was delivered and now stands on Burlington Road.”

Scott Tallon Walker are another company who have made the shortlist, with three of their buildings nominated. Director, Brian Roe said, “Scott Tallon Walker is delighted to have had three buildings shortlisted in the ICI Awards this year, and we are looking forward to the awards ceremony, with bated breath.”

Volkswagen Ireland are returning headline sponsors for this years awards. Speaking ahead of the big night, Alan Bateson, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland said: “Our partnership with the Irish Construction Industry Awards as main sponsor gives us an excellent opportunity to celebrate and recognise the benchmark achievements within the Construction Industry which is one of the largest customer segments for the brand in Ireland.”

As a platinum sponsor, Crown Roofing are playing a key role in the awards, and their CEO Emma O’Gorman explained why it’s such an important event to be part of:

“Crown Roofing was the platinum sponsor at last year’s Irish Construction Awards and are delighted to sponsor again this year. We made the decision to sponsor again because we believe this event is a great opportunity for our company to get in front of the key decision makers in our industry. It is a high profile, very professionally run event and one that we are very proud to be associated with.

“Last year, post awards, we received so much positive feedback from clients, staff, employees and people in our business network who were aware we sponsored the event. The Awards were a key marketing activity for us last year as they will be this year. We strongly believe our sponsorship of the awards helps boost our profile and establish our company as, ‘The Roofing and Cladding Partner of Choice’.”

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The full shortlist is available below.

Contractor of the Year

Sponsored by Diatec

  • BAM Ireland
  • Bennett Construction
  • Collen Construction
  • JJ Rhatigan & Company
  • Stewart Construction

Project Management Firm of the Year

Sponsored by Ashview Consultants

  • Divine Design
  • Turner & Townsend

Architecture Practice of the Year

Sponsored by Fiontar Safety Management

  • C+W O'Brien Architects
  • Jennings Design Studio
  • Engineering Firm of the Year
  • Atkins
  • EDC Engineers
  • Ethos Engineering
  • IN2 Engineering Design Partnership

Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by Tech Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

  • Ashview Consultants
  • EDC Engineers
  • Ethos Engineering
  • IN2 Engineering Design Partnership
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Xiu Feng Shui

Sub-Contractor of the Year

Sponsored by Volkswagen Ireland

  • ACB Group Design & Construct
  • Burke Joinery
  • Clarke Facades
  • LMC Group
  • O'Neill Mechanical & Electrical Services
  • Riverside Group
  • Tech Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • The Deluxe Group
  • Titan Roofing

Construction Product of the Year

  • CGLine+ - Eaton Electrical Systems
  • Hilti CFS- TTS Firestop Top Track Seal
  • Hi-therm+ Lintel - Keystone Lintels
  • Keylite Polar - Keylite Roof Windows
  • RESITRIX Hybrid Waterproofing Membranes - Laydex
  • xStorage - Eaton Electrical Systems
  • Zehnder ComfoAir Q MVHR Units – Versatile

Designer of the Year

  • Gavin Wheatley - Plus Architecture
  • Glenn Nunan - GNCE
  • Neal Merry - Ethos Engineering
  • Peter McEleney - Jennings Design Studio

Project Manager of the Year

  • John Barden - Townlink Construction
  • George McKitterick - ACB Group Design & Construct

Commercial Project of the Year - Large

Sponsored by Crown Roofing

  • 1 Windmill Lane (1WML)
  • Block H, Central Park
  • Limerick Criminal Court
  • LinkedIn EMEA HQ
  • New Garda Divisional HQ, Wexford
  • One Microsoft Place
  • The Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh
  • Velasco Office Building
  • Vertium Building, Burlington Road

Commercial Project of the Year - Small

  • 40 Molesworth Street
  • Advance Office Building Parkmore
  • Becton Dickinson/BARD Office
  • Better Gym, Belfast
  • Converted Containers, Dublin Inland Port
  • Doyle Shipping Group, Dublin Port
  • Pilz Ireland

Residential Project of the Year – Large

Sponsored by CPAS

  • Block 3, Charlemont Regeneration
  • Broome Lodge, Cabra
  • Cherry Orchard Rapid Build Modular Housing Project
  • Kavanagh Court Student Accommodation
  • Rosemount Court, Dundrum
  • Sheehy Skeffington Meadows, Tallaght
  • Wellview Terrace, Mulhuddart

Residential Project of the Year – Small

Sponsored by CPAS

  • Container House, Ringsend
  • Edwardian House
  • House on Burrow Beach
  • Mc Namara House
  • Playroom Forever, Athlone
  • Ranelagh Remodel
  • St. Michael's, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Foxford
  • Steep Wedge House

Retail Project of the Year

  • Audi Centre
  • Brown Thomas Level 2 Womenswear Department
  • Mairead O’Leary Optician
  • Naas Credit Union - Newbridge Branch
  • Swan Centre, Rathmines
  • Whelehan's Wines

Tourism & Hospitality Project of the Year

  • Iveagh Garden Hotel
  • Slane Castle Whiskey Distillery & Visitor Centre
  • The Apple Market, Waterford
  • The Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Health Project of the Year

  • Enniskillen Ambulance Station
  • Ferndene Nursing Home Extension
  • Kilcock Primary Care Centre
  • Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex

Education Project of the Year

Sponsored by Kingspan

  • 26 York Street, RCSI Educational Facility
  • Blocks C&D and Aurivo Auditorium, I.T. Sligo
  • Human Biology Building at NUIG
  • Le Cheile Secondary School, Tyrrelstown

Conservation Project of the Year

  • INMO/Old Richmond Hospital
  • Markree Castle
  • Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny
  • Mew Optic Relocation Project
  • No.10 Mill Street, Dublin
  • Refurbishment for New Cork Criminal Court Project
  • RTÉ Creche at Montrose House
  • Slane Castle Whiskey Distillery & Visitor Centre
  • Thomas Burgh House
  • UCD Smurfit Executive Development Facility

Industrial Project of the Year

  • Dublin Airport Logistics Park, Finch House
  • Pilz Ireland

Green Project of the Year

  • 26 York Street, RCSI Educational Facility
  • Aghada House, Cork
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Converted Containers, Dublin Inland Port
  • Iveagh Garden Hotel
  • Linkedin EMEA HQ

International Project of the Year

Sponsored by Bunzl Cleaning and Safety Supplies

  • Britannia Point, Colliers Wood, London
  • Catherine House, Portsmouth
  • FiftySevenEast Kingsland, London
  • Pullman Teranga Hotel, Dakar
  • VIIO Tongeren for Scholen van Morgen

BIM Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Crown Roofing

  • Bennett Construction
  • C+W O'Brien Architects
  • Cummins + Voortman
  • Delivering Digital - ACB Group Design & Construct
  • EDC Engineers
  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology & RPS
  • Multinational Data Centre Campus - John Sisk & Son

Innovation in Construction

Sponsored by 3D Personnel

  • 4D VR on The Curragh Racecourse - John Sisk & Son
  • Ardmac's Lean Strategy
  • Innovative Quality Management - Duggan Brothers
  • Off Site Modular Building - Adston Construction
  • Hilti ON!Track

Excellence in Sustainability

  • Better Energy, Warmer Homes Scheme - Townlink Construction
  • Carey Building Contractors Green Team
  • Ethos Engineering
  • O'Connor Sutton Cronin (M&E)

Excellence in Health & Safety

Sponsored by Aryton Group

  • Ardmac’s Safety First Initiative
  • Bennett Construction
  • Improving Employee Health & Wellbeing - Collen Construction
  • McGinty & O' Shea
  • Roadbridge
  • Smartroof
  • Stewart Construction
  • The Ashview Site Safety Inspection Tool

Excellence in Education & Training

  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology & Carey Building Contractors
  • IN2 Engineering Design Partnership
  • Waterford Institute of Technology