Irish Construction Excellence Awards

Irish Construction Excellence Awards
6 November 2020
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The Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards are providing the industry and its partners with a unique and immersive evening to celebrate excellence in Irish construction.

The ICE Awards 2020 Gala at Home experience will take place on 7 November and will see the industry coming together for a much needed night of unity and celebration to round off the year.

“The ICE Awards and our partners will bring together the best of Irish food, and entertainment, virtual awards presentations and a social media event. We will bring the industry together while staying apart, giving the industry and clients a night to remember which has never been done before in Ireland,” said Colin Walsh, ICE Awards Media Director.

The Irish Construction Excellence Awards are the original and premier recognition of performance excellence for the contracting sector in Ireland. The ICE Awards provide an opportunity for the industry to showcase and reward best practice across the full range of construction disciplines and project categories.

The Judges found the range and quality of finalists’ projects and initiatives to be the best so far in the competition.

Gala at Home experience

All the hard work has been done by the finalists’ teams, project clients and design team partners when entering, preparing for and attending their interviews in the Convention Centre Dublin where over 270 delegates attended and presented in front of the ICE Awards Judges. On 7 November the finalists and their teams can enjoy the Gala Experience in the comfort of their own homes.

A nationwide delivery of Gourmet food boxes will be sent to attendees showcasing great Irish food all topped off with a bottle of Champagne.

Entertainment will be provided by The Address, one of Ireland’s finest live bands.

A full event with presentation of the finalists and announcement of winners will be streamed via a professional event hosting platform. Attendees will be encouraged to interact and mingle using the awards platform. All the finalist category winners will be announced plus the Project of the Year which was by public vote and received over 15,000 nominations.

On the night prizes will be given out as part of the charity raffle in aid of Make A Wish, the ICE Awards 2020 charity partner.

Winners will be invited to a socially distanced trophy photo opportunity in Dublin and will be featured in the December issue of Irish building magazine.


The ICE Awards recognise and reward companies striving to move construction forward. These awards are the industry’s most rigorous and therefore most prestigious accolade. 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.

The ICE Awards welcomed a returning panel of esteemed Judges this year 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.

For 2020 three industry leaders in architecture, engineering and BIM 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, and current Construction Sector Group Chairman of Innovation and Digital Adoption, PJ Rudden.

Click here to view the 2020 Finalists and read more about the ICE Awards 2020 Judges.

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