CIOB Awards Ireland

More than twenty years ago, our Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA) began its journey in Ireland to find the very best examples of excellence and professionalism in the industry.

Why enter?

The best in the business

Winning an award at CMYA Ireland can provide you with a wealth of new opportunities and be a springboard in your career unlike any other. In fact, many of our previous CMYA medal winners have said that the awards have had hugely positive effects on their career. You will meet leaders and other upcoming talent from throughout the built environment, making entering the competition a networking opportunity like no other.

It’s about more than a building

The Construction Manager of the Year celebrates the achievements of those who inspire, lead and enable the very best delivery of a project and produce buildings that have a positive impact on those who use them. Our judges look beyond the building, at the project as a whole. It’s not about being the biggest or most impressive but about the individuals who make these projects possible, and the impacts they deliver.

Become Chartered

Once you become a finalist, you will be eligible for Chartered Membership of the CIOB.

Who can enter?

Construction Manager of the Year Award

Entries are welcomed from CIOB members and non-members. CMYA Ireland is open to all construction managers, whether they are site-based or not, multi-site contracts managers, retail project managers, mechanical and electrical project managers, and consultancy-based managers responsible for multiple clients or projects; this is inclusive of elements of a project, such as a subcontract package. 

The nominated individual must have demonstrated excellent management skills throughout the construction phase. Learn more about our definition of the management of construction.

Practical completion dates for projects will be the 11th of September 2021 until 30th of April 2024.

CIOB Ireland Graduate Award

The CIOB Ireland Graduate Award is an Awards category specifically for those working within the Construction or Built Environment Industry and who have graduated within the last five years. Nominators can state the accomplishments of this person and how they have contributed or showed excellence in their work. Graduate Award candidates can be nominated by anyone who has worked with them or is familiar with their successes.

Entry deadline: 24 May 2024, 5 pm

CIOB’S Construction Manager Designation

How much does it cost?

CMYA Ireland is free to enter. It costs nothing, just the time taken to complete your application.


Construction Manager of the Year is one category of CIOB Awards Ireland. This will include the following sub-categories, based on project values:

  • Commercial
  • Health Care
  • Residential
  • Community

Competition Timetable

The winners will be announced at the CIOB Ireland Awards Ireland 2024 at Croke Park Stadium, Jones Road, Dublin 3 on 12th September 2024.

May to July 2024Judging
August 2024Finalists announced
12th September 2024Awards ceremony and dinner, Croke Park, Dublin


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Judging Process

Once applications close, the judging process takes place in two stages:

Stage 1: Assessment

After the application deadline, the judges start assessing the submitted forms. You will be informed in early May if you have made it through to the next stage.

Stage 2: Project Visit & Interview

Judges will visit your site so you can talk through some of the key aspects of your project. This stage usually takes place between May and July. There will then be a formal interview, either on the site or nearby. You will be able to bring up to three supporters, clients or line managers with you to support you.

This will be finalised and advised to applicants closer to the time.


Please find below information on how to complete the CMYA entry form.

David Bolton MCIOB, Construction Manager of the Year Ireland 2022

Winner 2022 holding his trophy
Winner holding his trophy with two people near him

"Winning the CIOB Ireland Awards 2022 was a major personal highlight for me and helped me achieve my goal of becoming MCIOB. The CYMA application process was challenging however it was a great experience going through the various stages and meeting some extraordinary people along the way who were all part of an excellent organisation. “

David Bolton

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