Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2020

Call for entries to the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2020

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

Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2020

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 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, the judging process includes an Interview Stage for the project categories where the finalists will present to the 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 the 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 the industry to celebrate their achievements. Enter at

Judging Panel

For 2020 they are welcoming 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.

Find out more online here.