Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors will determine the winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023.

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 a trophy.

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.

A comprehensive judging process has been developed to decide the winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023. 

Daniel Clarke Hagan

Programme Chair / Lecturer, Atlantic Technical University

Experienced Practitioner, Lecturer and Researcher in Construction Project Management. Prior to entering academia, I spent many years in the Construction Industry..

James McNamara

Lecturer, TUS Midlands/Mid-West.

James McNamara is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who lectures in the Technological University of the Shannon (Athlone Campus). He is involved in planning, developing and delivering courses. He has represented the SCSI in accreditation of courses in other higher education facilities..

Aidan McGovern

Chartered Engineer, OPW

Aidan is currently serving as a senior Engineer and Project Manager on Capital Projects within OPW. He has extensive experience in all types of construction projects and construction procurement..

Sujana Sudhir

Lecturer, South East Technological University (SETU)

Sujana has over 23 years of Irish and International Teaching experience in the higher education sector and has served in various academic capacities over the years..

John Hunt

Enterprise Ireland, Enterprise Ireland

John is the London based overseas lead for construction at Enterprise Ireland, overseeing investment and trade in Ireland's most ambitious construction and technology companies..

Aoife Ahern

Full Professor, Dean of Engineering, University College Dublin

Professor Aoife Ahern is the College Principal and Dean of Engineering of the largest College of Engineering and Architecture in Ireland, in University College Dublin. She has a first class honours degree in civil engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College London..

Davitt Lamon

Lecturer & Researcher, TU Dublin

Davitt Lamon is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Architecture, Building & Environment at Technological University Dublin, where his research centres around advanced technologies within the built environment. In addition, Davitt works as the Skill Competition Manager for Digital Constructio.

Robin Mandal

Architect, Robin Mandal Architect

For over 50 years, Robin's commitments remain speaking truth to power, so as to address: climate change; the proper planning for our future communities; just transition as our societies change; and the elimination of poverty. His ambition is to be a good ancestor..

Barry McAuley

Head of Geospatial Surveying and Digital Construction, Technological University Dublin

Dr. Barry McAuley is a Chartered Construction Project Manager and Head of Digital Construction and Geospatial Surveying at the Technological University Dublin’s School of Surveying and Construction Innovation..