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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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

Judging Co-ordinator

Gerry Wynne

Construction Consultant

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

Judging Panel

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

Architectural Project Leader, Campus Planning, TU Dublin

Collette is the Architectural Project Lead for TUDublin on the emerging Grangegorman Campus in Dublin. Previously she worked in private practice, including as an Associate Director at Henry J Lyons.

Brian Graham

Lecturer in Construction Management, Waterford Institute of Technology

Dr. Brian Graham MCIOB is the Programme Leader of both the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering and BSc in Construction Site Management at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Anthony Greene

Construction Director, JJ Rhatigan & Company

Anthony is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry working on some of the most prestigious and complex projects in both Ireland and the UK.

Máire Henry

Director, dhb architects

Máire is Head of The Department of Architecture at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

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

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.

Robin Mandal


A former president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Robin established the practice of RMA Architects in 1979 and retired from it 40 years later.

Dr. Barry McAuley

Programme Chair for the MSc aBIMM, TU Dublin

Dr. Barry McAuley is a Chartered Construction Project Manager and full-time lecturer in Digital Construction and Engineering within the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at Technological University (TU) Dublin. This role involves the teaching and development of new academic programmes within architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) analytics, Building Information Modelling, and Digital Construction related courses.

Aidan McGovern

Chartered Engineer, Office of Public Works

Aidan McGovern is currently serving as a senior Engineer in the Estate Management Section within OPW.

Noel McKenna

Head of Department, Built Environment, DkIT

Noel is a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Building Engineer and holds a MSc in Building Conservation and an MSc in Architecture.

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.

Trevor McSharry

Head of Department, Civil Engineering & Construction, IT Sligo

Trevor McSharry is Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at IT Sligo since 2011 and is passionate about bridging the gap between education and industry through collaboration.

Cathal O'Donnell

BIM Implementation Lead, Linesight

Cathal has spent his entire adult life in construction, from starting off painting with his father to working his way through the design disciplines to eventually managing BIM teams from the prospective of the main contraction and now moving on to Implementing BIM within an international company.

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.

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.

Sujana Sudhir

Lecturer, Architectural Technology, Institute of Technology, Carlow

Sujana Sudhir is currently working as Lecturer in Architectural Technology, Dept. of Built Environment, Institute of Technology, Carlow.

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