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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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

2021 Judging Panel

Gerard Bourke

Gerard Bourke

Senior Architect, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Gerard is a fellow of the RIAI, practising for 30 years, with experience of both the public and private sectors.

Collette Burns

Collette Burns

Architectural Project Leader, Grangegorman Campus, TU Dublin

Collette is the Architectural Project Lead for TU Dublin on the emerging Grangegorman Campus in Dublin. She is working on numerous strategic, design and construction projects on the campus. These include the restoration work to the historic Clocktower Building, the new Academic Hub, the relocation of the Focas Research Institute as well as a campus wide Wayfinding & Signage strategy.

John Hunt

John Hunt

Senior Advisor & Global Lead - Construction & Digital, Enterprise Ireland

John is the overseas lead for construction at Enterprise Ireland, overseeing trade in construction products, services and technologies across 40 overseas offices.

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Lecturer in Building and Civil Engineering, 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.

Jim McNamara

Jim McNamara

Lecturer, Construction & Civil Engineering, AIT

Mr. Jim McNamara is a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering and Trades in the Athlone Institute of Technology. As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Jim has nearly 40 years’ experience in a variety of different construction settings, both residential and commercial, including the Channel Tunnel and Euro Disney.

More judges will be announced soon.