The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards
The 2014 Excellence Awards, showcasing the very best Irish engineers and engineering took place on Friday 7th November in The Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge.
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Engineering Project of the Year
Rosie Hackett Bridge - Roughan & O'Donovan Consulting Engineers
Sponsored by the National Roads Authority
The six projects represent excellence in engineering and demonstrate the significant contribution the engineering profession makes to society.
Chartered Engineer of the Year
Martin O'Halloran, Chartered Engineer awarded for his pioneering leadership on the project ‘Exploring New Frontiers in Breast Cancer Detection using Microwave Imaging’
Sponsored by Hanley Energy
Finalists are selected from the engineers who successfully achieve their Chartered Engineer title in the 12 month period running from June 2013 to June 2014.
Technological Innovation of the Year
Domestic Assistant Robot aka Robbie the Robot - School of engineering, Trinity College Dublin
Sponsored by NSAI
The purpose of this award is to highlight innovative technological concepts created in Ireland or by an Irish engineer that clearly demonstrates a real impact on society.
'Best in Class 2014' Award Winner
UCD Bologna Compliant Engineering Programme Development: Enhancing design thinking, industry engagement and internationalisation - UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Sponsored by the CRH
The purpose of this award is to highlight innovation in Irish engineering education that clearly demonstrates a real impact on the student community.
International Engineer Award Winner
Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman Thornton Tomasetti.
This award aims to acknowledge the contribution of the Irish engineering Diaspora by recognising the excellent work of Irish engineers around the world.
Local Authority Engineering Initiative of the Year Award Winner
New Ross Quayfront Redevelopment - Wexford County Council
Sponsored by Groundforce
This award is open to all local authorities to enter an engineering-led initiative which benefits the community in which it has been introduced.
2014 Protecting the Built Environment Award Winner
Carlow Main Drainage Scheme by RPS Group Ltd
Sponsored by The Office of Public Works
The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the contribution of the engineering profession in protecting the built environment in which people live and do business by managing the flood risk or by preserving or restoring a building of historic importance.
2014 Best Paper of the Year Award Winner
“Greystones Harbour - Civil and Maritime Works” - presented by Sean Mason, Chartered Engineer
Sponsored by Beale & Company and Griffiths & Armour
Engineers Ireland recognises individuals who have delivered outstanding papers or high-quality technical presentations.
2014 Volunteer of the Year Winner
Cormac Bradley, Chartered Engineer, Civil Division
This award is to acknowledge a volunteer or group who have made a difference to the engineering community by freely giving their support, time and skills to raise the profile of engineering and Irish engineers.
2014 President's Award Winner
Ann Kelleher, Vice President of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group and FSM Co General Manager
Sponsored by Shell
This award is presented to an individual who has shown exceptional leadership skills in the advancement of engineering and society through their contribution to the industry and the profession.
CPD Employer of the Year
DePuy Synthes Ireland – The journey from follower to global leader
Supported by The Department of Education and Skills, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland
Now in its eleventh year, this award aims to recognise sucessful accomplishment of an organisation's strategic vision through the use of suitable CPD initiatives.
The award reflects Engineers Ireland's efforts to promote CPD through employers.
Innovative Student of the Year Award Winners
James King, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Innovative Student Engineer of the Year, level 8, Gary Lyons, Anthony Mannion, Ruairi McGee, Niall McHale, IT Sligo, Innovative Student Engineers of the Year, level 7
Supported by Siemens
This award recognises outstandnig achievements by Irish engineering students.