On the 23rd of March, a Special Award will be presented at the 2018 ICE Awards Gala Event, the ‘Project of the Year’ will provide the Construction Industry and members of the public with the opportunity to vote for their favourite project from the full 2018 Irish Project Finalist selection.
Votes can be cast now on the ICE Awards website www.ICEAwards.ie Voting will remain open until March 9th.
The ICE Awards cover a broad range of categories in such areas as Residential, Civil Engineering, Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare and Education, and associated industry awards for Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Construction Product, Third-Level Course and Industry Contribution.
The Irish Construction Excellence Awards celebrates the best in Irish Construction and delivers a rigorous credible process of assessment.
The Finalists for 2018 include many well-known national projects, including the Redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the National Gallery of Ireland’s multimillion euro refurbishment, 1 Windmill Lane (1WML) South Of Beckett O’Casey (SOBO) District, GPO Witness History, Luas Cross City extension, recent data centre projects, a great number of public and residential new-build and refurbishment projects, and a number of prestigious international projects completed by Irish contractors including Museum of the Future, Dubai.
ICE Awards Director, Colin Walsh said: “The ICE Awards provide a showcase for excellence in the Irish Construction Sector. We have seen the landscape of the Industry change significantly and ramp up activity over the past number of years, this has reflected in the quality of projects that made the shortlist for the 2018 Awards.”
“The ICE Awards seek to promote and reward excellence and a commitment to moving the Industry forward. Since the lowest point of the recession in 2013 over 50,000 jobs have been created in the sector. This is proof positive that the industry continues along the road to sustainable recovery.”
Commenting on the Finalists Mr. Walsh added, “Having made the shortlist in itself is an achievement and all the Finalists should be justifiably proud. We look forward to welcoming the Industry to the Round Room at the Mansion House on March 23 2018″.
The judging panel is made up of industry experts including 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.
The 2018 ICE Awards Gala Event will take place in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin, on Friday 23rd March 2018 and will be the first major social event in the 2018 Irish Construction Industry calendar. Anna Geary, former Cork All-Ireland winning camogie captain, broadcaster, coach, columnist, and contestant on RTE’s Dancing With The Stars will be MC for the evening. These prestigious awards will set the accolade benchmark for the industry.
About The Awards:
The ICE Awards has 2 stages: Assessment Stage and Interview Stage. For the Assessment Stage, an expert panel of judges was assembled from construction disciplines including; construction management, engineering, architecture, and cost management. Exclusive to the Irish Construction Excellence Awards, the judging process includes an Interview Stage for the Project, Health, Safety & Wellbeing and BIM categories, where the finalists present to an expert judging panel. This level of engagement is not only of great value to the entrants but also puts the judging process on a par with best international professional competition practice. The Interview Stage will take place in Dublin at the Mansion House on February 26th – 28th.
The ICE Awards acknowledges the support of its sponsors. Gold Sponsors; Arthur Cox Solicitors, Sika Ireland, ESB Networks, DAVY Private Clients and Silver Sponsors; Surety Bonds, Brooks, Topcon and Euro Executive Recruitment.
The 2018 ICE Award Categories are as follows:
Commercial (Over €10m) – In proud association with SIKA Ireland
Industrial (Over €10m) – In proud association with Euro Executive Recruitment
Commercial / Industrial under €10m
Healthcare and Education
Residential – In proud association with Brooks Group
Public or Heritage Building / Conservation or Restoration – In proud association with Davy Group
Refurbishment / Retrofit / Fit-out
Leisure / Tourism
Specialist and Services Contract
Innovation in Construction Process
Construction Product Innovation
Third Level Course – Postgraduate, Special Purpose or Distance Learning – In proud association with Topcon
Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative – In proud association with ESB Networks
BIM Excellence – In proud association with CitA
Industry Project of the Year (Voted by Industry) – In proud association with Arthur Cox
Industry Contribution Award – Announced at the Gala Awards Event. This award will recognise an Irish individual who works at home or abroad that has had a major impact and made a significant contribution to the Irish Construction Industry during the course of their career.