The CIBSE Ireland 50th Awards night took place in Burlington Hotel on Friday

The CIBSE Ireland 50th dinner and awards night took place in Burlington Hotel on Friday, November 30th. The event is the highlight of the social calendar for the institution and attracted over seven hundred industry attendees.

The ‘Welcome Reception’ was sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Ireland who are proud CIBSE Ireland Patrons. Mitsubishi made the reception their own with a unique setting for the band and photo booth.

MC, Lorraine Keane introduced chairman, Paul Martin who welcomed members and guests to the dinner and thanked them for their support throughout the 50 years. Paul introduced Stephen Lisk President of CIBSE with a gentle reminder of the score Ireland 16- All Blacks 9. Stephen thanked everyone for joining the celebrations and paid tribute to the CIBSE Ireland members for their commitment to the industry.

Stephens’s speech was followed by a surprise visit for the President of Ireland.

Every year CIBSE Ireland asks those in attendance to join the in contributing to their charity of the year. This year we selected a very special charity, the Capuchin Day centre for homeless people. CIBSE Ireland has started to select charities where all the money goes directly to charity, this year CIBSE Ireland is donation €3,000 toward this great cause

The centre was set up in to provide breakfast and dinner to the most vulnerable people in Ireland, they serve up to 300 meals every day, that is just under half of the people in this room tonight.

Jonathan Smyth deputised for Brother Kevin, Jonathan is one of the voluntary councillors who has helped many of the most vulnerable people with mental health and addiction issues.

Together we raise over €14,000 which is the largest collection ever made by CIBSE Ireland and friends. Thank you so much to all who gave so generously. CBSE Ireland presented the check to Brother Kevin who was stunned by the generous donation.

After dinner CIBSE Ireland presented three awards for excellence in Building Services Engineering. CIBSE Ireland would like to thank the sponsors of the award Daikin, HEVAC and Wilo

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • The first award for project Up to €2 million, sponsored by WILO, went to Arup fit out, Albert Quay, Cork
    Consultants from Arup Jen Kennedy and John Burgess
    Contractors from Airflow Services Colin Moynihan
  • The second award for project ‘Between €2 and €5 million’ sponsored by HEVAC went to The Irish Life Building, Beresford Place, Dublin
    The consultants were Homan O’Brien Associates Seamus Homan
    Contractor from Jones Engineering Group Jim Curley
  • The last award for project ‘€5 million and over’ sponsored by Daikin went to Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin
    The consultants were J.V. Tierney & Co Colm Saul, Joe Lee and Rory Burke

The on-stage entertainment followed with Mario Rosenstock who ramped up the celebrations with a special stand-up routine as well as his classic impersonations of Roy Keane, Martin O’Neill, Jack Charlton and many others.

The afternoons festivities was wrapped up with music from the velvet lounge band.

In 2019 we will be going back to a lunch, please put the 29/11/19 into your diaries

Thanks again to all those who made the 50th celebrations so special.

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