ICE Awards Guide for Entrants

The Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE Awards) are the original and premier recognition of performance excellence for the construction industry in Ireland and the only truly independent peer-to-peer managed prize for the construction sector.

An expert panel of judges has been assembled from construction disciplines including construction project management, engineering, architecture, construction technology and cost management.

Getting your entry ready

Each entrant must complete the online Entry Form specific to the category they wish to enter.

The criteria on which entries are judged for each category are embedded in the questionnaires. Each category has a set list of questions.

Use these questions as a step by step guide to what the judges want to see. Review each question and provide the information requested.

Keep within the advised word count per question. Keep the information submitted clear and concise, but make explicit what makes each project and design unique.

Include any additional material required or suggested as noted on the entry form, for example, testimonials, drawings, images, metrics etc.

The Judges will use the answers to the questionnaire, images and supporting material to score the entry and select the finalists in each category.

What the judges want to see detailed in your entry

How your organisation delivered value to your client.

That completed projects meet and exceed user requirements and expectations and move the industry forward.

Innovative design, processes and project delivery, quality and standards.

Highlight lessons learned and how these have been incorporated into your method of working going forward.

The construction industry works through collaboration, highlight the collaborative aspects of the project between the design, engineering, construction, supply chain and client teams (as applicable).

Consider aspects of the design that are not necessarily visible in the final project but impact the client or end-user experience.

Include problem-solving in real time and meeting challenges by creating innovative solutions.

Highlight your positive outcomes. Back up all statements.

The demonstration of good design and project management while dealing with challenges like time, budget, live working conditions etc.

The use of emerging technologies and new techniques and materials to deliver projects will be of interest.

The positive impact on the end-user, the environment, the economy and society will also be factors of influence.

The number one tip from successful entrants is: Start your entry early and complete
with enough time to allow 
a final review before submission.

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