Chartered Engineer Paul Doherty, managing director and founder of Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions, has been awarded Engineers Ireland’s Best Presentation Award, co-sponsored by Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour, for his presentation on the 'Geotechnical impacts for offshore wind energy'.

Outstanding technical presentations

The Best Presentation Award recognises members of Engineers Ireland who have contributed to the engineering profession by delivering outstanding technical presentations to member-engineers during the 2019-2020 lecture season.

Commenting on the Best Presentation Award, Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers Ireland’s community is built on our sectors, which comprise of our Regional branches, engineering divisions and societies, each of whom play a pivotal role in facilitating knowledge sharing amongst our members in ways that are relevant, flexible and local.

"Thanks to the generous support of Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour we are pleased to recognise and showcase the valuable continuing professional development opportunities our member engineers provide to our engineering community through the Best Presentation Award.

Rich and diverse catalogue

“I would like to extend my congratulations to Paul Doherty on achieving the accolade of delivering the best presentation of the year to our dynamic engineering community and I would also like to extend my thanks to each member who contributed to the rich and diverse catalogue of presentations delivered during our 2019/2020 lecture season.”

Graeme Tinney, CEO, Griffiths & Armour Europe, said: “This year marks the 25th anniversary of Griffiths & Armour’s relationship with Engineers Ireland.  As a long-term strategic partner, we are proud to continue with our support for the Best Presentation Award.

"As advocates of continuing professional development, our sponsorship recognises our passion and support for quality. It also complements our risk management activities with individual firms and professional bodies, encouraging the pursuit of excellence and supporting the future growth and sustainability of the profession.

“On behalf of Griffiths and Armour, I would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Paul Doherty and to each of the presenters shortlisted for this award for their contribution to Engineers Ireland’s community of engineers.” 

Tara Cosgrove, partner, Beale & Company, said: “At Beale & Co, we are passionate about continuing professional development and we are pleased to sponsor the Best Presentation Award which recognises Engineers Ireland’s talented community and the dedication of its members to the professional development of their peers. 

"As a specialist construction and engineering law firm, we place great value on the contribution of highly skilled engineers to the industry and are proud to offer our continued support to Engineers Ireland and their members.

"On behalf of Beale & Co, I would like to congratulate Paul Doherty on his achievement and each of the presenters who were shortlisted for this prestigious award.”

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