Industry professionals representing the best in design and construction gathered at the Irish Building and Design Awards on Friday April 26th where Tipperary Civic Offices & Plaza was awarded the Engineering Project of the Year.
The Bord Gais Networks Services Centre was voted Building Project of the Year in the annual industry online vote where thousands of votes were cast for the nominated projects while Paul Mitchell of Davis Langdon PKS, an AECOM company was presented with the Business Leadership Award.
Almost 250 professionals turned out for the annual event, which attracts the best of Irish building and design projects. During the course of the evening 15 awards were given, including several nominated for international categories and a new Business Leadership award.
Tony Cantwell, Managing Director of CMG, the event organisers stated, ‘What was amazing this year was the high level of entries, considering the tough economic climate that still prevails in this sector. The 2013 awards received the largest number of entries over previous years and that has to be encouraging. The judges also noted the incredible range of projects, the apparent passion included in the applications and the technical awareness of the entrants. We are delighted the event was such a success and plans are already underway for next year’s ceremony’.
Irish Building And Design Awards 2013 – Winners
Sustainability Project of the Year – Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre, Antrim (Heneghan Peng architects). School Building Project of the Year – Redevelopment and Extension Works to St Mary’s CBS, Tralee, Kerry (Stewart). Water Infrastructure Project of the Year – Ballycroy, Kilmeena and Killeen Group Water Schemes, Mayo. Project/Construction Management Company of the Year – Fehily Timoney & Company. Specialist Contractor of the Year – Safegard Systems. Engineering Practice of the Year – O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers. Contractor of the Year – BAM Contractors Ltd.