Few days left to vote for Engineers Ireland’s Engineering Project of the Year 2012

2 Nov 2012

The public voted the Mizen Head Footbridge by RPS/Carillion Irishenco Engineering Project of the Year last year

Time is running out to cast your vote for one of Engineers Ireland’s seven shortlisted candidates for the Engineering Project of the Year Award 2012. The public is invited to vote online for their favourite project until 8 November at 8pm, and the winner will be announced on 9 November in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin.

The Engineering Project of the Year award was open to entries from all disciplines of engineering and industry sectors, and candidates were asked to highlight the particular influence or benefit the engineering in the project has on society.  
An online public vote is running in conjunction with Engineers Ireland’s media partners Silicon Republic, The Irish Times and the Engineers Journal, in order to decide the winner.  

“The standard of entries in 2012 was extremely high, and I’d like to congratulate the seven shortlisted projects which feature an outstanding variety of Irish engineering,” said John Power, director general of Engineers Ireland. 

“This competition is further proof of the positive impact Irish engineering has on the island and why Ireland needs to produce more engineers who can use their skills to benefit society.
“All the projects have in their own way significantly improved the communities in which they are based and we now call on the public to get behind their chosen entry and vote to decide Ireland’s Engineering Project of the Year 2012.”

The shortlisted projects this year are:

  • Cill Rónáin Harbour, Inis Mór
  • Clonmel Flood Relief Scheme
  • Etihad Skyline Croke Park Stadium
  • Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre
  • Michael O’Shaughnessy Bridge
  • Portrane/Donabate/Rush/Lusk Waste Water Treatment Scheme
  • Titanic Belfast

Watch video interviews with the engineers who worked on these projects, and vote for your favourite project here.


Photo: (Left to right) MC for the Excellence Awards 2011 ceremony, Mary Kennedy; Pat O’Doherty, chief executive designate, ESB; Tim Ahern, NRA, award sponsor; Noel O’Keeffe, Cork County Council, accepting the the Engineering Project of the Year Award on behalf of RPS/Carillion; and Engineers Ireland director general John Power, chartered engineer