Intellectual Property Awards 2017


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The Irish Construction Industry Awards recognises, encourages and celebrates original and innovative contractors, businesses, teams, consultants and projects that demonstrate excellence in the built environment.

There are sponsorship packages currently available for these prestigious Awards at a level that suits your business objectives.

Sponsoring a category will not only position you as a leading company within today's challenging market place but will provide you with an opportunity to give something back to a client base that is essential to your ongoing business success.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles IrelandVolkswagen Commercial Vehicles have been providing a choice of bespoke specification and tailored customer solutions to businesses for 70 years. The brand in Ireland can be traced back to the early 1950s where the first Volkswagen Transporters, the iconic T1’s, were assembled here in Dublin.

The brand offers premium products and innovative solutions through a specialist Van Centre network that provides one-to-one commercial vehicle sales and aftersales expertise coupled with high standards of customer care.

In November 2017, the Amarok V6 succeeded in winning over a jury of transport journalists from 25 countries and was awarded the International Pick-up Award 2018. This follows in the success of the new Crafter which was awarded the International Van of the Year 2017.

With a full new generation range, new benchmarks have been set leading the commercial vehicle market in Ireland to an exciting new level.

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Crown Roofing

Crown RoofingEstablished in 1993, Crown Roofing is a leading Irish commercial roofing and cladding contracting company. Specialising in industrial, commercial and refurbishment roofing and cladding works, they offer a complete service including design,  installation and project management. With Director led involvement on all projects, they provide innovative waterproofing and cladding solutions and an industry leading service. Their excellent reputation for carrying out quality projects safely, on time and defect free is unparalleled in the industry. The company has a prestigious and extensive portfolio including landmark projects, data centres. commercial developments, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology plants and work carried out over live, sensitive, occupied buildings.

They are approved to install all major roofing and cladding systems including Bauder, Sika Sarnafil, Icopal, Kingspan, Moy Materials and Soprema. Their recently launched in-house ‘Crown Academy’ ensures all site and management staff are trained, accredited and fully competent to carry out their work to the highest of standards.

Kingspan Insulation

Kingspan InsulationKingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications. Kingspan Insulation has a vast product range including our innovative Optim-R a vacuum insulated panel , premium performance rigid Kooltherm® insulation; high performance rigid Therma® insulation; and high performance rigid extruded polystyrene insulation. The extensive range of products is suitable for a variety of applications.

CIF Pension Administration Services

CIF Pension Administration ServicesCPAS provides specialist professional pension administration services to the construction sector.  With a dedicated, experienced and highly professional team, CPAS ensures best practice in key areas of pension scheme management and provides a comprehensive service to Trustees, Employers and Members within the construction sector. Clients include the Construction Workers' Pension Scheme (CWPS), Construction Workers' Sick Pay Trust, Construction Executive Retirement Savings (CERS), and Construction Industry Retirement Trust Scheme (CIRT). CPAS has extended the range of services offered through its affiliated firm, Milestone Advisory Limited, who provide impartial and comprehensive personal financial advice to individuals in the construction industry both before and after retirement.

Ashview Consultants

Ashview ConsultantsAshview Consultants are the leading health & safety consultancy in Ireland, providing consultancy services to the construction industry nationwide. We have an experienced team of consultants that work as PSDP & PSCS on some countries most prestigious projects. At Ashview Consultants we will ensure that a project is not only completed safely, but will also achieve the best possible handover for a client – taking the project from initial concept right through to completion.

Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Tech Refrigeration & Air ConditioningTech RAC are a leading company in the sales, installation and service of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment throughout Ireland. We also offer pre-planned preventative maintenance programs to many of our clients.

Response time and quality of workmanship are the main reasons for the phenomenal growth experienced by the company.

Operating from our 10,000 sq.ft. facility in West Dublin, and employing 75 personnel, we are distributors for several leading manufacturers in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning sector, including Panasonic Heating and Cooling Systems, thereby offering clients an informed choice when selecting equipment for their particular application. From design to commissioning, we deliver a complete turnkey package.

Ayrton Group

Ayrton GroupAyrton Group, formerly (HSS), are Ireland’s best established Safety, Training & Consultancy and Staffing Solutions provider to all sectors of Irish, UK and European industry. Since 1993, they have assisted many company’s health and safety policies and training requirements in reducing workplace accidents and ensuring they’re compliant with legislation.

They also have a Safety Staffing Solutions side to the business, where they provide a managed safety service to clients. They place safety professionals on a part/full-time arrangement with the client to service their specific needs/project, these placements range between 1 week and 24 months. As of April 2017, they currently have 55 staff placed with clients in Ireland, UK, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland & the Netherlands, bringing total staffing numbers to 120.

Their business model and philosophy is simple. “Regardless of what service we provide you with, we strive to provide our clients with the best professional service available at a competitive price.”

Fiontar Safety Management

Fiontar Safety ManagementFiontar Safety Management was established by Gerard de Brún with the aim of providing a practical approach to Health, Safety and Environmental issues affecting a wide range of businesses across industrial, commercial and service sectors.

Fiontar Safety Management can offer a competent, practicable and straight forward service to meet your business needs in the current
economic climate.


Bunzl Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies, BCSS, is a trading division of Bunzl Ireland Ltd. and forms part of Bunzl PLC (a multinational distribution and outsourcing company with annual revenues in excess of GBP £7.4bn and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index). Bunzl PLC currently employ 16,577 employees in 30 countries across 5 Continents.

At BCSS we are committed to continued growth through innovation and offering our customers the best possible service, selection, quality and value.
We promise our customers the very best hygienic cleaning solutions and trusted safety workwear with cost saving innovations. Achieving this through continuous investment in our people, infrastructure and high quality products.

3D Personnel

3D Personnel3D Personnel is a leading name in construction recruitment for Ireland, UK and Europe, supplying Professional & Technical, Trades & Labour and Construction Services talent across a broad range of sectors.

Placing candidates intemporary, fixed-term and permanent roles, 3D Personnel has a growing national presence, with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast.   What makes 3D Personnel the preferred choice for construction industry recruitment is the strong relationships we build with both clients and candidates. In it for the long-run, our specialist recruitment consultants take into account and proactively support the unique needs of your business or career to ensure we keep contributing to the growth and prosperity of the construction industry.


DiatecThe Diatec Group was established in 1984 and now employs over 50 staff with offices in Dublin, Cork & Galway.

Diatec is a leading technology partner to the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) sector, establishing itself as a key knowledge base, providing best in class software, hardware, training & consultancy, & delivering value to our clients with unparalleled customer service.

We are Ireland’s largest Autodesk Gold Partner, the only Autodesk Construction Management partner in Ireland, an Autodesk Accredited Training & Certification Centre and HP & Microsoft IT partners solely focussed in the AEC sector.  Diatec understands the evolution of the Irish construction industry & the technology requirements of this market. This includes emerging technologies, new workflows & solutions to deliver projects faster, minimise risk & enable organisations to deal with the growing complexities of projects. Over the last 30 years Diatec has grown with our customers, their success being our success. We have supported them every step of their journey, ensuring they had the right tools and helping them adopt new technologies and minimising disruptions as they have grown.

Contact Diatec:  Sales/Support/Training/Consultancy - 01-8530661 & autodesk@diatec.ie  or sales@diatec.ie or see www.diatec.ie


VersatileVersatile is a 100% Irish family-run business whose grass roots are in engineering and specialised building products and services. Established in 1984, Versatile has been designing & supplying the most exclusive brands in indoor climate control spanning radiators, radiant panels, trench heating, heat recovery & ventilation, overdoor air curtains, fan coils and valves. Its 34 years in business has earned Versatile an exceptional level of trust by specifiers and consumers alike.

Versatile’s revolutionary designs offer the best in energy-efficient heating and cooling, taking the traditional concept of heating and giving it form by applying its own extensive knowledge and experience to the product portfolios of innovative brand leaders like Zehnder, Jaga, Korado and Quartz. Versatile supply heating solutions to most hospitals, nursing homes, residential care, schools and commercial projects. Some of the brand’s high-profile projects across Ireland include Microsoft, Google, The Titanic Quarter, Knock Basilica, Queens University and more.
In addition to its Heating, Cooling & Ventilation offering, Versatile Bathrooms & Interiors has supplied the most exclusive brands in luxury bathroom ware, such as Dornbracht, Drummonds & Thomas Crapper coupled with expert design advice provided by its team of in-house interior designers & architects.
Versatile’s multi-award winning showroom is located at Beechmount Home Park, Navan, showcasing the latest designs in sanitary ware and now with a dedicated Tile Gallery featuring a cutting-edge selection of internationally renowned tile manufacturers from Spain, Italy and more – with tiling solutions suitable for commercial and residential applications.

"From inspiration to installation, we're with you all the way".

To find out more, please visit their website: versatile.ie


Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise IrelandEnterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

Enterprise Ireland has an International network of 33 overseas offices and over 5,000 client companies. Our priority is the development of internationally competitive Irish businesses of scale in their market segment.

Construction Industry Federation

Construction Industry FederationConstruction Industry Federation's profile will be available shortly.

To find out more, please visit their website: cif.ie

Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland

Association of Consulting Engineers of IrelandThe ACEI is a voluntary, self-regulatory body that represents the business and professional interests of companies practising as consulting engineers. The association acts on behalf of virtually all of the major independent consulting engineering firms in the Republic of Ireland who qualify for membership. ACEI members are completely independent of any contracting or manufacturing interests and are experienced, qualified professionals whose role it is to provide competent, impartial advice to their clients with due consideration to environmental and other factors of public concern.

Irish Green Building Council

Irish Green Building CouncilThe Irish Green Building Council is the leading authority on sustainable building in Ireland. With a network of over 80 corporate members, the IGBC is working to transform the Irish construction and property sector into a global leader in quality and sustainability. It is doing this through leadership projects such as Build Upon which is helping create a national strategy for renovation of the building stock. It is also launching in 2016 the Home Performance Index, Ireland’s first holistic sustainable certification for new residential construction. It is also a part of the QualiBuild consortium which is up skilling construction workers in quality energy efficient construction.

The IGBC is affiliated with the World Green Building Council. This is a network of over 100 national Green Building Councils worldwide with a total membership of over 27,000 of the most progressive international organisations and businesses making it the largest organisation globally influencing the green building market. It participates in the European Network of GBCs to influence policy at a European level.

Amárach Research

Amárach Research Consultancy

Amárach Research is Ireland's leading market research consultancy and provides detailed analysis of consumer and business trends to Ireland's blue chips companies. In uncertain times, Amárach Research provides the insights which provide a firm foundation on which to base key investment and purchase decisions. Amárach's Chairman Gerard O'Neill is a member of IBEC's Sustainable Enterprise Committee and has co-authored several studies and reports on business and economic trends in Ireland.

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