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Judges & Judging

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing the construction sector, will determine the winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving an Irish Construction Industry Award.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards' judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards:

Judging Process

  1. After the closing date for receiving submissions, all entries will be sent for the first round of review.
  2. Entries will be carefully scrutinised with the best selected to go forward to the shortlist for each category.
  3. The shortlist of finalists will be published on the Awards' website.
  4. Judges are divided into a minimum of two panels, ensuring any potential conflict is avoided.
  5. The judges will score each of the entries allocated to them against a predetermined set of scores.
  6. Scores are then collected and collated, with the entrant receiving the highest overall score being declared the winner of that category.
  7. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence, telephone, email or communication of any kind will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.

The 2017 Judging Panel

The winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2017 will be decided by an independent panel of distinguished experts representing the construction industry.

2017 Judging Co-ordinator

Leo Harmon - Director, Harmon Project Advise

Leo Harmon - Director, Harmon Project Advise

Leo has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry starting out originally as a carpenter. While studying part time Leo progressed from Draughtsman to Technician through Bolton Street to finally graduating as a Civil Engineer from UCC. His experience extends from cement works to steel mills and power plants. He was instrumental in championing his company into the M50 motorway construction in the mid-eighties. Leo served on the main board of BAM for a number of years and was involved in a number of key projects in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Chip manufacturing sector.

He left BAM in 2013 to set up his own consulting company specializing in Team Building, Leadership, Conflict Management, Coaching, Non-Executive Board Member and Restructuring. His clients include Trinity College, WKNowlan Real Estate, Flynn Management and Contractors plus a number of industry leaders in the Design Services Sector.

One of Leo's well known quotes is "Contracts specify Large infrastructural Projects but Teams build them."

2017 Judging Panel

Alan Crawford - Founding Partner, Crawford Partnership

Alan Crawford - Founding Partner, Crawford Partnership

Alan Crawford is the founding partner of Crawford Partnership, which was established in 1997 as a design led architecture and interior design practice, with offices in London and Lima, Peru. Prior to setting up Crawford Partnership, Alan was a partner in a London based practice, and spent 7 years working in the Middle East on many challenging projects. Today, Crawford Partnership continues to enjoy an interesting and diverse workload that ranges from bespoke residential new build contemporary homes and sensitive refurbishment and renovations to existing properties, with many that are Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas, and with an increasing number of office and commercial fit out projects.

Over the years Crawford Partnership has established a growing reputation for innovative design solutions and in 2007, were included in the *WALLPAPER Design Magazine Architects Directory as “One of 101 of the world’s most exciting new architects”. Alan continues to be involved in judging of design awards, and as well as being invited this year onto the judging panel for The Irish Construction Industry Awards, he has again been invited as a judge on both The Designer KB Awards, and also The LEAF International Design Awards.

Ken Woods - Director, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors

Ken Woods - Director, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors

Chartered Engineer with over 25 years' experience in the Construction and Property sector.  Currently a company Director with WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors working with Clients including REIT's, Private Equity firms, Banks and International Funds.  Chaired the Structures and Construction Division in Engineers Ireland and was a member of the governing Council for two years.

Paul Mangan - Director of Estates & Facilities, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Mangan - Director of Estates & Facilities, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Mangan is the Director of Estates and Facilities and heads the administrative department in Trinity College Dublin  with responsibility for strategic physical planning, capital development and the operation, maintenance and management of the College’s buildings, grounds and facilities. He collaborates with senior College Officers in planning the future development of the College, consults with funding agencies and planning authorities, and interacts with partner institutions at a senior level.

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor and Project Manager with professional qualifications in Construction Economics and Project Management. He has represented the Irish Property and Facility Management Association on the Forum for Construction Industry in Ireland and acted as Chairman of its Task Force on Sustainability in Construction.  He is a member of the Project Management Committee of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland. He has extensive experience in the procurement, delivery and operation of buildings.  Recently he has led a change management project to restructure the Estates & Facilities Directorate at Trinity College.

Fiona Mullally - Project Manager, KMCS

Fiona Mullally - Project Manager, KMCS

Fiona is a Project Manager with extensive experience in a variety of different sectors including commercial office and refurbishment for private clients. Fiona has experience delivering a wide range of project management services.

Derry Scully - Group President, Linesight

Derry Scully - Group President, Linesight

Along with his fellow board member Brendan O’Mara, Derry was one of the founders of Linesight (formerly Bruce Shaw International) in 1979. With almost 40 years of experience in the industry, he has built strong strategic partnerships with some of the world’s largest multinationals and acts as project sponsor for major multiphase developments in Ireland, Europe and the US. His specialist skills include accurate early-budget establishment, procurement advice, life cycle and value engineering assessment, and risk analysis.

As a past President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and a past Chairman of the Irish Construction Industry Council, Derry places great emphasis on professional development. As Linesight continues to grow, he plays a fundamental role in expanding the organization’s global presence.

Pat Barry - Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council

Pat Barry - Executive Director, IGBC

Pat Barry is Executive director of the Irish Green Building Council which he co-founded in 2010. He is an Architect with over 20 years of experience in Ireland, Europe and South America, a Masters in Environmental design of buildings from University of Cardiff and is a qualified Passive House and DGNB consultant.

Patrick Keogh - Building Control Officer

Patrick Keogh - Building Control Officer

Patrick Keogh is a graduate of DIT Bolton Street School of Surveying and Construction Management; a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (Faculty of Architecture and Surveying); a Member of the Irish Building Control Institute; a member of the Lean Construction Institute (Ireland Chapter); and Building Control Officer for South Dublin County Council.

In the capacity of a professional officer in local authority, Patrick has worked in the front line of Built Environment for over 25 years in the areas of Project Management, Regulations and Compliance Management; specifically Planning, Building Control, Drainage and Construction Products.

Joseph Little - Assistant Head, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology

Joseph Little - Assistant Head, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology

Since January 2015 Joseph Little is an Assistant Head of School in the Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology. He is the Irish co-operation partner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in relation to training and development of the WUFI suite of hygrothermal evaluation software. He holds an MSc Architecture - Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the Graduate School of the Environment, at Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales; and a Bachelor of Architecture and Professional Diploma (Architecture) from University College Dublin.

Little is programme chair of B.Tech in Timber Product Technology (level 7) and CPD Programme IT for Site Workers (Level 6). He teaches hygrothermal evaluation as part of a suite of modules teaching NZEB design skills and knowledge, though blended online learning, to busy building design professionals.

Malachy Mathews - Lecturer, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology

Malachy Mathews - Lecturer, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology

Malachy Mathews is a lecturer in the School of Architecture at DIT where he leads in the areas of collaborative BIM, eLearning & PG education for AEC professionals. Having had a 25 year career that straddled both the design and construction industries, working for some of Irelands leading design and construction companies, he brings these unique insights into Architectural Technology undergraduate education. His work and research in the area of Building Information Modelling has led to the creation of Irelands leading Postgraduate Masters in applied BIMM where he facilitates learning on 2 unique collaborative BIM modules.

Malachy holds a MSc in applied eLearning & is currently researching at PhD level into the new professional dynamics of AEC adoption of collaborative BIM Technologies.

Brian O'Neill - Director, McCrossan O Rourke Manning Architects

Brian O'Neill - Director, McCrossan O Rourke Manning Architects

Brian O’Neill is a Graduate of the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street ,a Fellow of the RIAI and Director of McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects leading their Commercial Office Team. Brian has 30 years experience as an Architect having worked on projects throughout Ireland, the UK and the Middle East.

Brian has been involved with complex Mixed Use , Commercial , Leisure and Educational Projects ,such as Heuston South Quarter and the Eircom HQ, Radisson Hotel, Temple Bar West End , NUIG Science Research Bundle and Offices for Mason Hayes and Curran Solicitors, Google and the CWU.

Brian specialises in Workplace Design Consultancy and Due Diligence Services to the Commercial sector. He is an RIAI Accredited Conservation Grade 3 Architect, a member of the RIAI Admissions Board and the British Council for Offices.

Nigel Thompson - Project Coordinator & Senior Quantity Surveyor, Grangegorman Development Agency

Nigel Thompson - Project Coordinator & Senior Quantity Surveyor, Grangegorman Development Agency

Nigel is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a wide range of experience across all sectors, particularly in the Education, Retail and Transport Sectors. A graduate of DIT Construction Economics, Nigel worked for many years with Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend where he was involved in a diverse range of projects and major programmes of work, including Ballymun Regeneration, PPP Schools projects, Metro North and LUAS Cross City.

In addition, Nigel worked on Dublin Airport capital projects, through secondment with DAA’s Asset Management & Development team. In 2015 Nigel joined Grangegorman Development Agency as Project Coordinator & Senior Cost Manager with responsibility for overall project budgets & cost control.

Michael Duff - Director, James Toomey Architects

Michael Duff - Director, James Toomey Architects

Michael has an impressive and consistent track record, as a seasoned business executive within the Irish property industry for over 25 years. He is an effective deliverer of business goals, with highly developed communication, negotiation and entrepreneurial skills. As an experienced leader, Michael is adept at driving and inspiring teams to deliver some of the most successful projects in the Irish market over the last 20 years.

Having worked both internationally and extensively across Ireland, Michael is known as a leader that will inspire and motivate high performance teams to achieve high standards of excellence and integrity. Utilizing his strong expertise in real estate in conjunction with his knowledge of changing industry trends Michael continues to successfully maximise the client experience and develop a loyalty from all stakeholders for continued business development.

Sample of Developments delivered under Michael’s Leadership:

Ritz Carlton Hotel, Powerscourt, Enniskerry; Re-development of Powerscourt House and Golf Club, Enniskerry; Punchestown Racecourse and National Equestrian Centre.

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