Entries are being sought for the 2015 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - held in association with the ESB - and which recognise excellence in the engineering profession through a number of categories including the prestigious Engineering Project of the Year, with a deadline for entry at 5pm on Friday, September 4
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Entries are being sought for the 2015 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards which are held in association with ESB. The awards recognise excellence in the engineering profession through a number of categories including the prestigious Engineering Project of the Year.

In addition to the flagship award, other categories include the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, which aims to celebrate engineering-led projects developed by local authorities for the community, and the Engineering Education Award, which recognises originality in the delivery of engineering education programmes.

New to the event this year is the Geoscience Ireland Award, which acknowledges exceptional achievement in design and/or delivery of projects requiring significant geoscientific expertise. Organisers welcome entries involving geological, geochemical, geophysical, geotechnical or hydrogeological studies or projects in the development of natural resources, infrastructure and water services in Ireland and international markets.

Commenting on the call for entries, Engineers Ireland director general Caroline Spillane encouraged organisations from all engineering backgrounds to enter: “The wealth of engineering talent in Ireland is rich and varied. Engineering touches the lives of everyone in society from tangible works such as flood defences, heart stents and physical devices to intangible engineering like energy and the invisible technology that is all around us.

“I am looking forward to the awards and I hope the entries will reflect the diversity and distinction of the engineering profession today.”

Last year’s winners included, the ‘Domestic Assistant Robot’ by the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering was awarded Best in Class, the ‘New Ross Quay Redevelopment’ was honoured along with the ‘Carlow Main Drainage Scheme’ entered by RPS Ltd. The ‘Rosie Hackett Bridge’ scooped the big prize on the night, winning the Engineering Project of the Year Award.

The deadline for entry to the awards is 5pm on Friday, September 4. Shortlisted entries will feature in a special 32-page magazine, which will be published by The Irish Times on Friday, October 30.

Further information on the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award ceremony, which takes place in the Intercontinental Hotel on Friday, November 6, and details on how to enter can be found here.

The 2014 Engineers Ireland Excellence Award winners were:

  • Engineering Project of the Year sponsored by NRA

The Rosie Hackett Bridge – Dublin City Council, Roughan & O’Donovan, Sean Harrington Architects and Grahams;

  • Chartered Engineer of the Year sponsored by Hanley Energy    

Dr Martin O’Halloran, Chartered Engineer shortlisted for his pioneering leadership on the project ‘Exploring New Frontiers in Breast Cancer Detection using Microwave Imaging’;

  • Local Authority Initiative sponsored by Groundforce

New Ross Quayfront Redevelopment – Wexford County Council;

  • Technological Innovation sponsored by NSAI

Domestic Assistant Robot aka ‘Robbie the Robot’ – School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin;

  • Protecting the Built Environment Award sponsored by OPW

Carlow Main Drainage Scheme by RPS Group Ltd;

  • Engineering Education Award – ‘Best in Class 2014’ sponsored by CRH PLC

UCD Bologna Compliant Engineering Programme Development: Enhancing design thinking, industry engagement and internationalisation – UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering;

  • Best Paper/Presentation Award sponsored by Griffiths & Armour and Beale and Company

Greystones Harbour – Civil and Maritime Works  – presented by Sean Mason, Chartered Engineer;

  • Volunteer or Volunteer Group of the Year Award

Cormac Bradley, Chartered Engineer, Civil Division;

  • CPD Employer of the Year sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland

DePuy Synthes Ireland – The journey from follower to global leader.

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  Entries are being sought for the 2015 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards which are held in association with ESB. The awards recognise excellence in the engineering profession through a number of categories including the prestigious Engineering Project of the Year. In addition to the flagship award, other categories include the Local...