Call for entries to the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2020 launched

The search for Ireland’s most accomplished construction teams and projects is on following the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2020 launch at The Convention Centre Dublin.

Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE Awards) Judges Mary Flynn and PJ Rudden joined awards coordinator Mona McCrea to make the call for entries to the 2020 competition.

Open for entry from today Tuesday, 3 September, the entry submission deadline is 8 November 2019. The Awards will be presented at The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) on 28 March 2020 with Rugby Legend Tommy Bowe as MC.

Who should enter?

Recognising excellence, innovation and impact on the construction industry through a rigorous credible process of assessment, the ICE Awards are open to: Building Contractors, Civil Engineering Contractors, Specialist M&E Contractors, Specialist Contractors, Construction Product Suppliers and Third Level Colleges offering certain construction related courses.

The ICE Awards cover a broad range of construction projects with a variety of categories providing an opportunity for the industry to highlight excellent performance across the full range of construction disciplines and project categories.


The ICE Awards project categories entries are assessed in 2 stages: Assessment Stage and Interview Stage.

An expert panel of judges is assembled from construction disciplines including construction management, engineering, architecture, and cost management. Exclusive to the Irish Construction Excellence Awards, our judging process includes an Interview Stage for the project categories where the finalists will present to our expert judges and showcase their projects and have Q&A sessions. This level of engagement is not only of great value to the entrants but also puts our judging process on a par with best international professional competition practice. The Interview Stage will take place in The Convention Centre Dublin in February 2020. Other categories will be evaluated on the original submission material.

Gala Venue 

The 2020 Awards will be presented in The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) on 28 March. Designed by Pritzker award-winning Irish-born architect Kevin Roche and built by Sisk, The CCD is a landmark building on Dublin’s skyline. The CCD is Ireland’s only purpose-built convention centre and was developed to provide a world-class venue.

ICE Awards Director Colin Walsh, says that moving the 2020 Awards Gala is in response to industry demand to attend. “We have had growing demand to attend the Gala year on year and to facilitate attendance we are delighted to be announcing our move to The Convention Centre Dublin. We are taking the Gala night from one of Dublin’s most historic venues at the Mansion House to its new landmark venue at The CCD. We are excited to be working with The CCD team and look forward to delivering ‘Construction’s Big Night Out’ on the 28 March 2020.”

Tommy Bowe will be the MC for the Gala. A former rugby star, Tommy is the PRO14’s current record try-scorer, with an impressive 148 appearances for Ulster, 77 for the Ospreys, 69 International caps and 5 Lions test caps to his name. 

Why Enter?

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

  • Recognise and reward your hard-working teams and attract new talent as a finalist or winning company.
  • Gain client recognition as a finalist 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 expert judges and receive invaluable facetime and feedback.
  • Network with industry peers at the industry’s most prestigious event.
  • Benefit from substantial positive publicity.
  • A credible judging process.

The ICE Awards provides a fantastic platform for companies across our industry to celebrate their achievements. Enter at 

Judging Panel

For 2020 we welcome three industry leaders in architecture, engineering and BIM who will bolster an already outstanding Judging Panel. The three new judges are as follows: State Architect and Principal Architect in the Office of Public Works, Ciaran O’Connor; Co-Founder of Public BIM and Dublin City Council Quantity Surveyor, Mary Flynn; Former RPS Director and Past President of Engineers Ireland, PJ Rudden.

We welcome an esteemed panel of returning judges including Phelim Devine, Design Director/Deputy Project Director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board; Jerry Grant, water utility sector specialist and most recently Managing Director of Irish Water from February 2016 to September 2018; Seán McCarthy, Project Management and Lean/IPD Consultant who was Site Manager of Projects and Construction at the Intel Leixlip campus;  Niall Kane, Head of Smart Places, VINCI Facilities; Keith Elliott, Former Associate Director of PM Group; Emma Hayes, Managing Director of Digital Built Consultants, a BIM and Digital Information Management Consultancy and Technological University Dublin Lecturer.

Why Sponsor?

Unrivalled Branding Opportunities!

The ICE Awards are firmly established as the premier professional awards for Ireland’s Construction Industry. Sponsoring the ICE Awards provides an unrivalled opportunity to align with the Irish Construction Industry’s most influential figures. The ICE Awards sponsorship opportunity will put your brand in front of the biggest names in Irish construction. Benefits include:

  • Ireland’s AEC leaders at each Gala.
  • Unrivalled branding and networking opportunities.
  • Construction’s Big Night Out.
  • 250+ annual entries for the Awards.
  • Coverage and mentions of the Awards on the RTE News Website, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Echo and other regional news media.
  • Major coverage in Irish building print & digital.
  • 20,000+ page views of ICE Awards content on &
  • 275,000+ annual views on
  • All finalists and winners promoting on their websites & social media.
  • Trended on Twitter – Gala night.
  • 620,000+ ICE Awards Twitter account impressions, annually.
  • Sponsors promoted extensively in print, digital, web & social media.

Entry submission deadline is 8 November 2019.

Click here to view the 2020 Categories, Judges, Gala Event and to get started with your entry.

For further information please phone: 01 2806030 or Email: