I had the pleasure of attending the annual Irish Concrete Society Awards last Saturday night, in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. It was a very enjoyable night spent catching up with friends and meeting new people.
The overall award and best building award for 2010 went to the new Aviva Stadium, Dublin. This project beat off stiff competition from 23 other projects for the Overall award. Among these were the new Criminal Courts of Justice, The Grand Canal Theater, The Harry Blaney Bridge and many others. The main award results are below:
The Overall Award and Best Building Award for 2010: Aviva Stadium Client: Landsdowne Road Stadium Development Group Engineer: Buro Happold Contractor: John Sisk and Sons Limited Architect: Scott Tallon Walker/ Populas Major Concrete Supplier: Kildownet/ Banagher/ Techcrete/ Cemex
Infrastructural Category Award 2010: Bridge Structure B11, Cratloe, Limerick Client: NRA/ Direct Route (Limerick) Engineer: Roughan and O’Donovan Contractor: Direct Route (Limerick)/ John Sisk and Sons Limited Major Concrete Supplier: Roadstone Wood
Elemental Category Award 2010: Columns at the Kilsaran Showroom & Garden Client: Kilsaran Group Engineer: ORS Consulting Engineers Contractor: Bennett Construction Architect: Mitchell and Associates Major Concrete Supplier: Kilsaran
John Sisk and Sons Limited deserve special mention for being the main contractor on two of the three award winning projects. A photograph of each winning project is below. I wonder what the nominations for the 2011 awards will be?