Tipperary-based Clancy Construction, presented their annual Industry Awards to final year students of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering programme. The awards acknowledge excellent performance during the seven month Industrial Placement, which forms an integral part of the student’s education and prepares them for their careers in the global construction sector.
The winner of the award was Michel Wolf with Alan Sherlock and Shane O’Neill, the runners-up. Michel worked for Turner Construction on the refurbishment of the iconic Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. Home to the New York Knicks and Rangers, the project cost of in excess of $1 billion, and was successfully completed to a very tight schedule. Alan worked with NRW Civil & Mining on a large-scale mining project in Western Australia, while Shane spent his placement with the Murphy Group on civil engineering projects in both London and Glasgow.
Managing Director of Clancy Construction, John O’Shaughnessy, was impressed with the high standard of the student’s work and stressed the importance of students gaining such invaluable experience during their studies. Course Leader, Brian Graham, thanked Clancy Construction for their continued support of the Industry Awards and congratulated them on their continuing success in the Irish construction market.
Current and recent projects in the South East region include: Chairman’s Arch in Waterford City Centre, a new Emergency Department at Waterford Regional Hospital, an Enterprise Centre in Clonmel, Waterford Health Park, and the refurbishment of a plant room at Bausch & Lomb.
The Construction Management & Engineering programme continues to excel at providing students with excellent Industrial Placement opportunities, which in many cases lead to long terms employment upon graduation.