Last Saturday, CERS was delighted to support “Construction’s Big Night Out” at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards night in the Convention Center in Dublin. Hosted by Irish Building Magazine, this was the first in-person (celebration) event for many of us in the sector.

A big congratulations to Jacobs Engineering and their client, Edwards Lifesciences, who took home the prize in the “Industrial Over €15m” category (proudly sponsored by CERS and presented by John Geraghty). This award recognises the amazing work of Jacobs Engineering on the completion of the Edwards Lifesciences Greenfield manufacturing facility in Limerick.

To view all images from the night, please visit the ICE awards website.

Many thanks to the ICE Awards team who worked tirelessly, for months behind the scenes. However an extra special thank you must go to the heroes of the night, Alan Worrall and Ollie McNally.  An individual had a serious cardiac episode on the night. Two senior members of Walls HSE team were attending the event and in close proximity to the incident. They intervened immediately, cordoning off the area, conducting CPR and organising the emergency services. Thankfully, the individual is recovering in hospital and a representative of the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service told the Walls team that the prompt, professional and skilled actions of the Walls team were crucial to his survival.  Walls mentioned that this “incident once again highlights how crucial it is to ensure that as many people as possible are First Aid Trained and in particular have First Responder Training, it literally can save a life at the most unexpected moment.”

(Photo L-R: John Geraghty, Diarmuid Collins (Edwards LifeSciences), Eoin Hayes, Niamh Barcoe, Shane O’Sullivan (Jacobs) and Deirdre O’Kane)