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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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

2022 Judging Panel

Gerry Wynne (Judging Co-ordinator)

Gerry Wynne (Judging Co-ordinator)

Retired Construction Consultant

Gerry is a retired state RICS registered Quantity Surveyor as well as an Estimator, Qualified Arbitrator and Construction Manager.

Ruairí Hayden (Judging Co-Ordinator)

Ruairí Hayden (Judging Co-Ordinator)

Head of Construction Management, School of Surveying and Construction Innovation, Technological University Dublin

Ruairí is a Head of Construction Management in the School of Surveying and Construction Management at TU Dublin. He is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Dr. Avril Behan

Dr. Avril Behan

Project Director, Build Digital Project at TU Dublin

Dr. Avril Behan is the Project Director for Build Digital, creating a National Centre of Excellence for Digital Construction in Ireland, under the Construction Sector Group’s Innovation and Digital Adoption Subgroup. Avril is a director of Lean Construction Ireland and a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

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, Campus Planning, TU Dublin

Collette is the Architectural Project Lead for TU Dublin on the emerging Grangegorman Campus in Dublin.

Daniel Clarke Hagan

Daniel Clarke Hagan

Programme Chair, Construction Project Management, Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Atlantic Technological University, Sligo

Daniel is an experienced Practitioner, Lecturer and Researcher in Construction Project Management.

Prior to entering academia, Daniel spent many years in the Construction Industry.

Máire Henry

Máire Henry

Director, dhb architects & Head of The Department of Architecture & Built Environment, Waterford Institute of Technology

Máire is Head of The Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and is a director with award winning architects dhbArchitects ltd.

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.

Derry Kearney

Derry Kearney

Partner, Cundall

Derry as Managing Director for Ireland oversees the operations, project delivery and business development for Cundall.

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Head of Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway Mayo Centre for Sustainability

Dr. Mark Kelly is Head of ATU Galway Mayo Centre for Sustainability and a Senior Lecturer in the ATU Galway Mayo Department of Building and Civil Engineering.

Jane Larmour

Jane Larmour

Director, Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects

Jane Larmour, MRIAI, RIBA, ARB, FHEA is an Architect, co-founder, and Director of Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects (ALWA), Dublin and Belfast and Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

Robin Mandal

Robin Mandal

Principal, Robin Mandal Architects

Robin established the practice of RMA Architects in 1979 and retired from it 40 years later. It continues to design works involving historic structures and settings, driven by a commitment to excellence in contemporary design, an informed conservation ethic and an awareness of the impact of building on climate.

Dr. Barry McAuley

Dr. Barry McAuley

Chartered Construction Project Manager & Head of Geospaital Surveying and Digital Construction, School of Surveying & Construction Innovation, Technological University Dublin

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

Aidan McGovern

Aidan McGovern

Chartered Engineer, Office of Public Works

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.

Jim McNamara

Jim McNamara

Lecturer, Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering, TUS

Mr. Jim McNamara is a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering and Trades in the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest.

Brian O'Neill

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 currently leading large residential projects.

Catherine Opdebeeck

Catherine Opdebeeck

Director Programme & Procurement, The Grangegorman Development Agency

Catherine is the Director of Programme & Procurement at the Grangegorman Development Agency. A key role of the Agency is to develop the c.70hectare site of the former St Brendans’ Hospital in line with the Grangegorman Masterplan vision on behalf of stakeholders including the Health Service Executive (HSE), Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the communities of the Grangegorman neighbourhood.

Sujana Sudhir

Sujana Sudhir

Lecturer, Architectural Technology, Southeast Technological University (SETU), Carlow Campus

Sujana has over 22 years of Irish and International Teaching experience in the higher education sector and has served in various academic capacities over the years.