Judging Panel

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 sensitivenature 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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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 Panel

Derry Scully - Group President, Linesight


Derry was one of the founders of Linesight 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 technology developments in Ireland, Europe and the US.

Mark O'Neill - Director, KSN Project Management


Mark O’Neill, MSc, Strategic Management, BSc Construction Management Dip Building Services, FCIOB is the Managing Director at KSN Project Management and has 20 years of industry experience across a diverse portfolio including award winning landmark developments, bespoke commercial fit outs, houses and state of the art warehouses.

Alan Crawford - Founding Partner, Crawford Partnership Architects & Interior Designers


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.

Belinda Dillon - Associate Director, DCT Group


Belinda Dillon is an Associate Director at Digital Construction Technologies Group. Belinda’s industry experience is predominantly within Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Consulting Engineers and Specialist Sub Contractors, she also has experience working with the National Transport Agency (NTA), and working with SCADA and Telemetry systems for the Middle East and Asia.

Paul Mangan - Property and Project Management Consultant


Paul Mangan is the former Director of Estates and Facilities in Trinity College Dublin.  From 2004 until September 2018 he led the department responsible for strategic planning, developing, operating and managing the university campus of 3.5 million square feet. 

Michael Duff – Director, REDM


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.

Fiona Mullally - Communications & Business Development Executive, KMCS


Having spent several years as a Senior Project Manager and Bid Manager for KMCS, Fiona has progressed into Communications and Business Development specialising in Bid Management, Marketing, PR, Social Media and the ongoing development of the KMCS website.

Alan Fogarty - Partner, Cundall


Alan Fogarty is a Sustainability Partner in Cundall and heads up their specialist environmental building physics group. He is a chartered Building Services Engineer who has specialised in passive building design and low carbon systems.


Karen Kennedy - Business Development Manager, TownLink


Karen Heads up the Business Development and Marketing Department at Townlink Construction. 



Enda Mc Guane - Managing Director, Winters Property


Enda Mc Guane MBS, MSCSI, MRICS, CIHM is a senior manager and property professional with over 20 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors.

Mark Kelly - Lecturer, GMIT


Dr. Mark Kelly is a lecturer in the Department of Building and Civil Engineering in the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Mark has led several industry-focused research projects on construction and demolition waste management and resource efficiency over the past 20 years.

Patrick Keogh - Assigned Certifier & Building Surveyor


Patrick is a Graduate of DIT Bolton Street School of Surveying and Construction Management. He is a Chartered member of the Institute of Building,  Faculty of Architecture and Surveying a registered Building Surveyor with Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland, a member of the Irish Building Control Institute and a member of the Lean Construction Institute (Ireland Chapter). 

Shay Bowman - Project Co-ordinator, Grangegorman Development Agency


Shay is a Chartered Engineer and has over 26 years working in the Construction Industry having qualified as a civil engineering from NUIG in 1992. Over his career he progressed from site engineer through to Contracts manager. He worked mostly with contractors and spent over 13 years with Laing O’Rourke construction.

Davitt Lamon - Architectural Technologist, CWO Architects & Senior BIM Demonstrator, TUD


Working as a technical designer in multidisciplinary and collaborative design teams with C+W O’Brien Architects, Davitt’s role involves the integration of architectural and construction technologies in the building design process.

Brian O'Neill - Company 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.

Dr Avril Behan - Assistant Head of School of Multidisciplinary Technologies, Technological University Dublin


Dr Avril Behan is Assistant Head of the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street where she is responsible for the management of programmes and collaborative modules in the area of BIM & Lean, Digital Construction and Advanced Analytics for Engineering & the Built Environment.

David Cahill - Director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects


David Cahill is a director of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and has worked on a number of award-winning developments in the commercial and higher education sectors.

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