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 (Judging Co-ordinator)

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..

Barry McAuley (Judging Co-ordinator)

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..

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..

Gerard Bourke

Senior Architect, Dún Laoghaire County Council

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

Paul Brennan

BAM UK & Ireland, BAM UK & Ireland

Paul is Digital Project Solutions Director, BAM UK & Ireland. Throughout his 17-year career he has been a passionate advocate in improving the construction industry’s crucial contribution to the built environment through digitalisation and the use of modern technology. He is also a Director with the.

John Connaughton

Professor, University of Reading

John is Professor of Sustainable Construction at the University of Reading in the UK. He was formerly a Partner in Davis Langdon, at the time one of the world's largest construction cost and project management consultancies..

Máire Henry

Head of the Department of Architecture & Built Environmen, South East Technological University

Máire is director with dhbArchitects and Head of the Department of Architecture & Built Environment at the South East Technological University..

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..

Amy Kruse

Head of Sector Collaboration & Leadership, Considerate Constructors Scheme

With over 10 years of experience in the construction industry, Amy is constantly working towards helping raise standards for workers onsite and moving the industry forward in areas of challenge..

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..

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..

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..

Mark Mulville

Head of School, TU Dublin

Dr Mulville is a Building Surveyor and Architectural Technologist with significant industry and academic leadership experience. Currently serving as the Head of the School of Surveying and Construction Innovation in Technological University Dublin..

Dr. Róisín Murphy

Senior Lecturer, TU Dublin

Dr. Róisín Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, TU Dublin with over two decades of experience in the development, delivery and management of programmes related to construction and the built environment..

Ruth Quinn

Assistant Lecturer of Civil Engineering, ATU Sligo

Ruth is an experienced researcher and academic in the field of community water management. Her expertise includes sustainable drainage systems, rainwater harvesting and decentralized water supply..

John Spillane

Associate Professor in Construction Management, University of Limerick

Dr John P. Spillane is an Associate Professor in Construction Management within the School of Engineering, at University of Limerick. Dr Spillane has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and more than €3.5million in research funding, predominately focusing on industry engaged knowledge transfer..

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..

Carol Tallon

CEO, Property District

Carol Tallon, CEO Property District, specialises in public consultation for urban development. With more than 15 years in planning, construction, property and proptech, Carol has worked with government departments, industry representatives, developers and construction companies..

Paul Tierney

Interim CEO, MMC Ireland

Paul is the Interim CEO of MMC Ireland since May 2023. He has 30 years’ experience in the MMC industry having previously been the CEO of ESS Modular, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading off-site construction companies..