Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2018 – Call for Entries launched

The Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2018 call for entries was launched at the Construction Industry Conference on 12 October.

Founded in 1993, and reinvigorated for 2018, the Irish Construction Excellence Awards will celebrate the best in Irish Construction and deliver a rigorous credible process of assessment.

Colin Walsh and Claire McIlraith, launching the Call for Entries at the CIF Conference

Established by Irish building magazine, the leading construction media brand for Ireland, the Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards will be the most prestigious recognition of excellence and the only truly independent prize for the contracting sector in Ireland.

The Awards will give contractors an opportunity to showcase their capabilities to the industry, clients, and Irish society.

Culminating in a Gala Awards presentation evening in Dublin’s prestigious Mansion House, the Awards will highlight the most outstanding entries across the categories.

This will be one of the most prestigious networking events in the Irish built environment calendar. Ireland’s construction leaders, directors, chief executives and partners from right across the construction sector including design team members and clients will gather to celebrate the pursuit and achievement of excellence in construction.

View The Categories Here

Why enter?

Entering the Awards will provide your company with the following benefits:

  • Recognise and Reward your hard working teams and attract new talent.
  • Gain client recognition as a shortlisted or winning company in Ireland’s most prestigious construction awards competition.
  • Have your work assessed face to face in front of a distinguished panel of our expert judges and receive invaluable face time and feedback.
  • Network with current and potential clients and peers.
  • Benefit from substantial positive publicity.
  • A major social media awareness campaign will guarantee maximum exposure for successful entrants.
  • There is no charge to enter!

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ICE Awards Director Colin Walsh says, “The Irish Construction Excellence Awards will recognise and reward companies who strive to move our industry forward. These awards are the industry’s most rigorous and therefore most prestigious awards for excellence. While entry is open to Contractors we are encouraging Design Team Members and Clients to also put their projects forward in partnership with their Contractors.”

Judging Process 

The Judging Process for the Awards will be in alignment with best practice internationally. Colin Walsh describes the Judging Process which makes the Awards distinctive in rigour and prestige. “A panel of industry experts from the fields of construction, engineering, design and cost management have been assembled to judge the entries. Exclusive to the ICE Awards, our Judging Process will be multi-level including an Interview Stage where shortlisted project teams will sit in front of our expert Judges, present their projects and have Q&A sessions. This level of engagement is not only of great value to the contract team members but also reaffirms the credibility and effort required by the entrants to win these prestigious awards.”

The esteemed judging panel of industry experts includes Dermot Clohessy, Former COO and Executive Director of IDA; Phelim Devine, Design Director/Deputy Project Director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board; Angela Brady OBE, Past President of the RIBA and Award-winning Architect; Seán McCarthy, Project Management and Lean/IPD Consultant who was Site Manager of Projects and Construction at the Intel Leixlip campus; Kerry O’Sullivan, Former Chairman of RPS, and MD of MCOS Consulting Engineers; Ruth Morrow, Professor of Architecture and Director and Co-Founder of the Tactility Factory; Paul Doherty, Chairman of theBIMcompany, and President and CEO of the digit group, inc.. Meet the judging panel and read their biographies here

Charity Partner

The Peter McVerry Trust is a charity set up by Fr Peter McVerry to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage.

In 2015, Peter McVerry Trust partnered with Saint Gobain Ireland and members of the Construction Industry Federation to promote awareness of the Trust in the construction sector. The Irish Construction Excellence Awards continues this industry association and welcomes the opportunity to support the Peter McVerry Trust.


Speaking of the Awards sponsorship, Colin Walsh says, “Sponsoring the Irish Construction Excellence Awards will provide an unrivalled opportunity to align with the Irish Construction Industry’s most influential figures. The Irish Construction Excellence Awards sponsorship opportunity will put your brand in front of the biggest names in Irish Construction. Not just on the night of the Awards, but throughout the awareness campaign, marketing, and social media activity which runs from the call for entries right up to and after the Gala Event at the Mansion House.”

With the full media support of Irish building magazine,, and these prestigious awards will set the event benchmark for the industry. The benefits are spread across print, online and social media.

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