Ireland largest building and civil engineering contractor, John Sisk & Son Ltd., recently presented their awards for Excellence in Project Management & Research to students on the BSc (Hons) Construction Management & Engineering programme. The awards recognise outstanding achievement in the final year dissertation, a major piece of research where students are afforded the opportunity to explore a topic of personal and professional interest. The overall winner was Claire Kilrane who explored Why Mega Projects Fail, while the runners-up, Michel Wolf and Jeremiah O’Connor undertook research into Building Information Modelling and Reducing Water Wastage respectively.
In presenting the students with their awards, Declan Gahan of Sisk, commended them on the quality and topical nature of their research. In addition to supporting these annual awards, Sisk have a long standing association with the Construction Management & Engineering programme at WIT. Many graduates of the programme are employed by Sisk in a variety of project management and engineering roles across Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe. Two recent graduates are currently undertaking Sisk’s flagship four year graduate development programme, called Excelerate; while two current students are completing their 7 month Industrial Placement with the company.
For further information on the Construction Management & Engineering programme, please see [url=http://www.wit.ie/courses/school/engineering/department_of_construction_civil_engineering/bsc_hons_inconstruction_management_engineering]http://www.wit.ie/courses/school/engineering/department_of_construction_civil_engineering/bsc_hons_inconstruction_management_engineering[/url] or contact Brian Graham [email protected]