Galway builders Stewarts win prestigious construction awards

Two of Stewarts Contracts Managers were honoured at the CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Awards announced at the CIOB CMYA awards dinner in Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Paul Stewart won first prize in the category of Green Buildings (all values ) and also came second in the category of projects between €10m - €30m. Both awards were for his role in the construction of the OPW Decentralised Government Offices in Roscommon, a Design/ Build competition promoted by the OPW, to procure new offices for the Property Registration Authority in Roscommon Town.

This building is the one of the most efficient buildings yet built in Ireland and the first Public Building in Ireland to be classified as ‘EXCELLENT’ under BREEAM (International Awards ) sustainability standards.

Brian Gorman claimed third place in the projects under €10m category for “The Street” at GMIT. This project consisted of the building of a new link building which forms a street through the existing college campus area, a contract where the co-ordination and management of the works were crucial considering the location of the work site in a “live” campus environment.

Other project finalists included Construction Managers for projects such as Aviva Stadium, O2 Arena, The Criminal Courts of Justice and The National Convention Centre.

In a long and distinguished history, Stewarts, now building for 109 years, has accumulated a vast portfolio of prominent public and private sector projects and has continued to remain profitable, despite the severity of the recession in construction work and are currently in a period of managed growth.


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