Irish Construction Industry Awards
The Irish Construction Industry Awards are taking place this Thursday, June 2nd and we are delighted to announce that we have 3 nominees who have been shortlisted in two separate categories. The Irish Construction Industry Awards ‘recognise, encourage and celebrate original and innovative contractors, businesses, teams, consultants and projects that demonstrate excellence in the built environment.’
Nominated for BIM Initiative of the Year is Alan Halpin (BIM Manager, Ireland) with the entry, Heritage Building Surveying & Information Modelling. Alan worked alongside BIM Technicians Alex Macovei and Stuart McCann on the deliverables which featured in this entry. The entry looked at a previous project of a measured building survey of a historical site within Dublin City Centre. The aim was to provide laser scan surveys and an accurate BIM model of the site and surroundings that could be used as part of a BIM design and retrofit project of the heritage site in question.
Our next entries have both been shortlisted for the Innovation in Construction award, from our Cork office, Barry O’Keefe (Associate Director) and senior Tank Surveyor James Buckley presented their entry on Tank Scanning. The entry focused on a revolutionary Tank Scanning Process using cutting edge 3D Laser Scanning Technology by applying the skills and expertise of the Geomatics Surveyor in assessing the dimensional tolerances of steel storage tanks, developed by Murphy Surveys.
Following from this, Geophysicist Dr.Sonia Santos Assunção has also been nominated in this category with her entry on Subsurface Utility Engineering alongside David Graham (MRICS MSCSI) an Associate Director of the company. The entry centred on an underground utility and structural survey within Dublin city centre. The main focus of the case study was the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), where normal procedures apply GPR with one antenna that has just 1 channel the solution here was to deliver the most advanced form of utility services in Ireland meaning all analysis were made using a 40 channels, dual frequency antenna that covered the entire surface.
We are incredibly proud of all of our nominees in this year’s awards and all of the continued hard work of all the staff here at Murphy Surveys. The entire team would like to wish our entrants the best of luck at the awards and of course, good luck to all entrants throughout the categories.
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