The 2019 Irish Construction Excellence Awards – An opportunity to Align with Excellence

The 2019 Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE Awards) Judges are currently reviewing the fantastic entries and will be announcing the finalists in the coming weeks. The 2019 ICE Awards will showcase the very best in the construction sector in Ireland. With the March Gala event getting ever closer we introduce the confirmed 2019 Sponsors and highlight the opportunities available for companies who wish to Align with Excellence.

Founded in 1993 the Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE Awards) are the original and premier recognition of performance excellence for the contracting sector in Ireland. Entry to the Awards is open to Building Contractors, Construction Managers, Civil Engineering Contractors, Specialist M&E Contractors, Specialist Contractors, Construction Product Suppliers, and Third Level Colleges offering certain construction-related courses.

Celebrating Excellence

The focus of the ICE Awards is to recognise and reward companies who strive to move the industry forward. We saw some amazing projects at the 2018 Awards. These included landmark projects such as the National Gallery of Ireland, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Adare Manor. These facilities will be visited and enjoyed by the public over the decades to come, contributing greatly to our built environment and culture. We saw Irish talent completing some great projects abroad: FiftySevenEast, London; Museum of the Future, Dubai; Britannia Point, London. This shows what Irish contractors are delivering on an international stage.

Excellence can be defined as “The quality of being outstanding or extremely good.” Excellence is celebrated across industries, professions and trades. It is important to celebrate the best in construction, and from our perspective Irish construction. Construction is an international market and these awards will shine a light on the capabilities of Irish construction and market the industry to national and international clients. There is a great range of categories reflecting the construction sector of today with a special category added in 2019 for Construction Project Management. The Judging Process is rigorous and overseen by a highly qualified panel of internationally recognised experts. Our Judges have been assembled from construction disciplines including construction management, engineering, architecture, and cost management. You can read more about the Judges on the Awards website,

Looking ahead

The landscape of the Irish Construction Industry has changed over the past few years. Employment is increasing month on month, we are completing major projects, including new buildings, major redevelopments, infrastructure, and refurbishments and we are showing that we are leaders in construction technology and innovation with our progress with Building Information Modelling (BIM), Lean Construction and Offsite Construction. We have a new outlook now and have a lot to look forward to in 2019 and beyond.  However, we also face challenges ahead, most notably Brexit, delivering housing for our people and building and upgrading our existing infrastructure. In the years ahead, the ICE Awards will showcase and reward the best projects which are delivered to meet these challenges.

2019 ICE Award Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Sika Ireland

Sika the world’s largest producer of specialist building chemicals has a very strong track record in Ireland, dating back to the 1920s when Sika 1 Waterproofer was used to prevent water ingress in the Shannon Dam Scheme, The Liffey Tunnel and the Currency Commission in Dublin.

Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox is widely regarded as the leading law firm in Ireland and is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative law firms. Today, the firm has almost 350 lawyers, including almost 100 partners and a total staff of over 750. Arthur Cox is an “all-island” firm, with offices in Dublin and Belfast. The firm also has offices in London, New York and Silicon Valley.

ESB Networks

ESB Networks is proud to continue to serve all 2.3 million industrial, commercial and domestic customers in Ireland and provide safe and reliable electricity to power their homes, farms, businesses and communities over 90 years.

Davy Group

Established in 1926, the Davy Group is Ireland’s leading provider of wealth management, asset management, capital markets and financial advisory services. The Davy Group is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in London, Belfast, Cork and Galway. Employing over 700 people, Davy offer a broad range of services to private clients, small businesses, corporations and institutional investors, and organise activities around five interrelated business areas – Asset Management, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Private Clients and Research.

Euro Executive Recruitment

Euro Executive Recruitment provides professional recruitment services to the construction industry in Ireland and across Europe. The company have placed senior level staff with many of Ireland’s largest building contractors. They are focused on building genuine, honest relationships with all of their clients. Their parent company AA Euro Group provides trades and labour staff to construction projects in Ireland and across Europe.

Silver Sponsors

Surety Bonds

Surety Bonds is Ireland’s only specialist surety and bonds intermediary. They provide the construction industry with solutions to their bonding needs, they give independent and objective advice that clients can trust.


Topcon is the global positioning partner for construction and geo-businesses, offering precision technology that delivers increased efficiency across the workflow. As well as bringing cutting-edge surveying, monitoring and construction equipment to the Irish built environment, they are also committed to wider issues like helping close the construction skills gap by supporting and training the next generation of engineers through partnerships with third level colleges and universities.

Brooks Group

Brooks is a brand that has been central to Irish construction for over 200 years. It has, like the sector itself, seen its fair share of ups and downs but its credentials have remained constant. Brooks, through its branch network in Ireland and its subsidiary, Dublin Plywood and Veneers Ltd (“DPV”) supply materials to the construction sector for commercial, residential and civil developments.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The ICE Awards provide an unrivalled opportunity for companies to highlight their place in the market and align with the most prestigious professional competition and networking event in the Irish built environment calendar.

The 2018 ICE Awards Gala brought together 550 construction managers, directors, chief executives & partners from right across the construction sector – design through construction to client representatives, gathered to celebrate and recognise the pursuit & achievement of excellence and innovation in construction.

In the run up to the Awards Gala a substantial media campaign runs across, print, web and social media. During the 2018 campaign the website had over 150,000 visits, the Twitter account had over 372,000 impressions and the content on our related sites was viewed over 10,000 times. The Awards received coverage across the national media also.

The ICE Awards will be the first major event in the 2019 construction calendar, being held in the Round Room at The Mansion House, Dublin on 29 March at this historic time we will be helping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first sitting of Dáil Eireann in the same room the Awards will be presented.

There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities still available.

The ICE 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.

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 activity, social media, direct marketing, and networking, providing the perfect platform for your company and brand. For the 2019 competition a major social media awareness campaign will guarantee maximum exposure for your brand utilising the power of Twitter and LinkedIn.

There are a limited number of opportunities available to sponsor the ICE Awards. Contact us and speak with a team member. Phone: 01 2806030, Email:, Follow on Twitter: @theICEAwards, Follow Irish Construction Excellence Awards on LinkedIn.