2022 ICE Awards Finalists Announced | Irish Building Magazine.ie

The ICE Awards are the first original recognition of performance excellence for the construction sector in Ireland and provide an opportunity for the industry to showcase and reward best practice across the range of construction disciplines and project categories.

Award categories include innovation in construction, public buildings, commerce, health safety and well-being, residential, civil engineering and healthcare.

The best of the best

The finalists based on projects and initiatives will now move forward to meet the judges during the interview stage at CCD in March.

The 2022 finalists include many notable national projects including Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge, Exo Building, National Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and international projects including Dubai Museum of the Future, Lu2on Luton and d ‘others.

ICE Awards Director Colin Walsh said: “The past few years have been difficult for the Irish construction industry, but as we return to more normal times we are really looking for the opportunity to showcase Irish building talent. The 2022 ICE Awards finalists prove without a doubt that even in difficult times, our industry will deliver world-class projects for customers and the nation.

“The 2022 ICE Awards had a record number of entries and the judges were extremely impressed with the quality of the projects and submissions that were submitted to them. The judges spent weeks reviewing the entry materials and had the The unenviable task of selecting the best of the best is all in the balance for now as finalists based on projects and initiatives come face-to-face with our judges during the interview stage.

Celebrating Excellence – 14 May Convention Center Dublin

The ICE Awards are delighted to welcome back Irish comedy queen Deirdre O’Kane. After her outstanding performance as the “Gala at Home” MC, Deirdre returns to offer her inimitable talents at the ICE Awards 2022 Gala Awards event.

Co-founder of Comic Relief in Ireland, Deirdre has also recently hosted her own talk show – Deirdre O’Kane Talks Funny and launched a brand new series, The Deirdre O’Kane Show, with Sky in 2021.

“My colleagues and I wish the finalists the very best, we look forward to celebrating the results at the 2022 ICE Awards Gala at the Convention Center Dublin on May 14. I have had a preview of the plans for the awards gala and he is shaping up to be a spectacular, much needed and well deserved event for the industry. We are thrilled to have Deirdre O’Kane returning as host and we look forward to returning to our live event and meeting and greeting old friends and new friends at ‘Big Night Out’ Constructions,” Colin said.

Limited tickets for the 2022 ICE Awards Gala will be available after February 18 for the general public.


The judging process conforms to and, in many cases, exceeds international best practices. This makes the ICE Awards distinctive in their rigor and prestige.

Experts from all AEC disciplines were brought together to judge the entries. The ICE Awards judging process will be multi-tiered, including an interview stage for most categories where shortlisted finalists will sit in front of our expert judges, present their projects and have Q&A sessions. This level of commitment reaffirms the credibility and effort required by participants to win these prestigious awards.

The ICE Awards welcome an esteemed panel of returning judges, including PJ RuddenChairman of the Construction Sector Group (CSG) Innovation and Digital Adoption at the Ministry of Public Expenditure and Reform; Mary Flynnco-founder of Public BIM and Dublin City Council Quantity Surveyor; Phelim DevineNational Pediatric Hospital Development Board Design Director/Deputy Project Director; jerry grantexperienced non-executive director and strategic business advisor, and former chief executive of Irish Water; Ciaran O’Connor is the State Architect/Principal Architect of the Office of Public Works (OPW). Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and current member of its Council and Emma Hayesmanaging director of Digital Built Consultants, a BIM and digital information management consultancy and lecturer at Dublin University of Technology.

For 2022, the ICE Awards are delighted to welcome three industry leaders in architecture and project management. Miriam Delaney, Marion Close and Marcella Murphy.

Miriam is an architect and lecturer at the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin, teaching architectural design and building technology. Marion is an Associate Director at Linesight with twenty years of planning and scheduling experience, working with clients in a variety of industries around the world. Marcella is the project manager for the proposed multi-million Parnell Square project. The project includes demolition, construction of a new municipal library, renovation of existing Georgian buildings and extensive work on the public domain. Marcella has over twenty-five years of experience in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects.

Joining the panel, Miriam Delaney said, “The ICE Awards provide an opportunity to showcase quality construction holistically. Excellence in construction is hard to achieve, when projects achieve excellence it is important to reward and celebrate this, to continue to raise the bar of what is possible and expected. The breadth of categories and range of work make the ICE Awards special, and the diversity of backgrounds and experience of the judges ensures that projects will be judged under many themes.


The ICE Awards acknowledges the continued support of its sponsors, many of whom have supported the competition for years. The sponsors are well known names in the industry, providing quality construction products and services in Ireland.

Gold Sponsors: Arthur Cox Solicitors, Autodesk Construction Cloud™, Aluprof UK, Etag Fixings and Sika Ireland,

Silver Sponsors: ESRB (The Construction Executive Retirement Savings Scheme), Brooks, Diatec and Guarantees.

Click here to see the 2022 finalists and learn more about the 2022 ICE Awards judges and sponsors.