Sponsors

Ardmac

Ardmac is an international construction specialist that delivers complex high value workspaces and technical environments.

We’ve been leading the way in specialist construction for over 40 years and we employ the brightest minds and the most advanced technologies.

Operating across Europe from our offices in Dublin, Manchester, Craigavon and Brussels, we employ over 300 staff,  providing specialist construction services to the commercial fit out, life sciences and data centre sectors, with in-house global capability to deliver projects to the highest standards. Ardmac’s vision is to be the contractor of choice for clients and the workplace of choice for great people.

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BAM Ireland

Operating successfully for over 60 years in Ireland, the bedrock of BAM’s ethos is to understand our client’s needs and project requirements and our ability to deliver innovative, cost efficient solutions that that meet and surpass these requirements. Our track record for delivering large and small-scale projects within budget and ahead of schedule has enabled us to become one of Ireland’s largest and strongest construction businesses.

BAM has collaborated with public bodies and private national and international clients and consultants to deliver landmark projects that support the development of Ireland and its economy.

Our services encompass every phase of the construction process, from development to design to construction and including finance, operation and maintenance. We are a leader in PPP and play a key role in providing Ireland’s health, education, civic and transport infrastructure. BAM currently employs over 2,000 people directly and indirectly, with a turnover of €550M for 2018.

Our spectrum of construction activities include:

  • Building: Public& private building, PPP, FDI Facilities
  • Civil Engineering: Motorways / roads, structures, energy, marine and water & wastewater
  • Fit-out: Complex and phased works in live environments
  • Property: Development
  • FM & OM: Public and private buildings & infrastructure
  • Rail: Mainline, light rail & OHLE
  • M&E: Mechanical & electrical

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Designer Group

Our people and our client relationships are the twin foundations we built and continue to grow our business on. We are extremely proud of our workforce. We have invested heavily in staff training to place us at the leading edge in what is a rapidly changing industry. This investment has produced an innovative and passionate team that deliver projects for our clients safely, efficiently and to the highest standards in the industry.

We place a huge importance in learning about our clients’ requirements and adapting to their needs.

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DPS Group Global

Our know-how is your competitive advantage. We use a company-wide Quality Assurance System, but we believe that quality starts inside out. Every engineer, manager and employee uses our system every day because they are passionate about getting things right.

State-of-the-art quality engineering techniques and processes are central to the way we do things. We’ve built international standards into every stage of our operations and services (fully accredited I.S. EN ISO 9001:2008).

Do the results satisfy our clients? We measure customer satisfaction on almost everything we do. And we set the bar high on what we expect from our performance. The scores we receive are consistently high, but we never take them from granted. No system is perfect so we use a rigorous and robust continuous improvement process to prepare for tomorrow.

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Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland is Ireland’s only full service international law firm providing expert legal services to a predominantly business client base across a broad spectrum of areas. Our partners and solicitors strive to work in a collaborative partnership with our clients to deliver premium legal advice on time, and within budget through our innovative project management structure which is unique among the legal profession.

We work with some of Ireland’s largest, most successful and progressive companies as well as many exciting and innovative smaller companies. What is really important to us is that every client receives personal attention, dedicated service and the most appropriate integrated advice.

Being the Irish member of Eversheds Sutherland means we can provide a seamless service through our 66 offices and more than 200 relationship firms across Europe, the US, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. At local or international level, we aim to help all our clients in achieving their commercial objectives.

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Fluor

Clients depend on Fluor to address their business needs and help them increase capital efficiencies. As an integrated solutions provider, our experts work across diverse Client Markets, to offer cost-effective, innovative solutions to meet Clients’ capital project requirements. Fluor understands the complexities of today’s competitive markets, and together with our customers, designs optimal solutions to bring their quality capital projects to market safely, on schedule and within budget.

Fluor Processes and Systems Expertise

  • Clients look to Fluor as an integrated solutions provider to deliver the most complex and challenging projects, anywhere in the world. Fluor’s integrated solutions span the entire capital project life cycle: engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning and start-up, maintenance and project management.
  • Fluor’s award-winning knowledge management system, Knowledge OnLineSM, is accessible 24/7 to our more than 56,000 global employees, allowing our collective expertise to be shared and applied across the company.
  • Fluor’s suite of comprehensive project execution tools, MasterPlant®, is used by our global project teams, ensuring consistency and quality in the delivery of projects.

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ICBE Advanced Productivity Network

The ICBE Advanced Productivity Network, formerly Innovation Lean Six Sigma, was established over 12 years ago by the Irish Centre for Business Excellence. The Network was tasked with identifying national and international best practice and through targeted interventions enabled network members to become Internationally recognised centres of excellence.  Focusing initially on Lean, Six Sigma and Shingo the network has expanded to include key technologies and methodologies from automation to data analytics including additive manufacturing.

Comprising of over 200 cross sectoral members, the network has delivered over 34,000 training days, with 5,500 individuals across 700 companies, 144 best practice visits and assisted with the achievement of over 11 Shingo Awards.

With a focus on People, Processes and Technology the network has expanded its learning networks from assisting larger organisations to actively embracing SMEs and indigenous companies.

Some key activities include:

  • Formal Shingo International Best Practice Award
  • Come, See, Learn and Tell Best Practice Company Visits
  • Industry led courses
  • Knowledge Sharing Network

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Jacobs 

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2017 revenue when combined with full-year CH2M revenues and a talent force more than 77,000-strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction-and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

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John Sisk & Son

John Sisk & Son is an innovative, international, engineering and construction company. We are a progressive family owned business with long term vision, operating since 1859. Sisk is Ireland’s No1 provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.

Sisk has the track record, scale and capacity to successfully undertake large, complex, multidisciplinary programmes and we are recognised by our global clients as world leaders in safe delivery.

Based on a strong financial platform, Sisk’s strategy is to create value for our customers, partners and people through our technical knowledge, ability and experience to collaborate with our clients and suppliers to provide technical and delivery solutions in an open and can-do way to meet aligned objectives

We offer a full range of solutions where safety, innovation, quality, efficiency and value are integral to everything we do.

We deliver projects and programmes in key sectors such as Data and Technology, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Transportation, Healthcare, Commercial, Residential, Retail, Industrial, Leisure, Education and Energy.

Sisk employs 1,300 people across its operations in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

  • We focus on offering our people the best opportunities, developing them and provide a rewarding and fulfilling professional environment
  • We lead as a responsible business in our local communities and the wider industry. Our values guide our actions and our behaviours.
  • We invest heavily in our business, people, technology and innovation to drive the future growth and success of Sisk and safeguard our long term sustainability

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Jones Engineering

Jones Engineering currently employs 2,700 people in over 14 countries and has an excess turnover of over €500m per annum. The original company was founded in 1890 and since those earliest of days, innovation has been an ever present word. It is said that Harry O’Neil invented the compression fitting but failed to patent it.

It is no surprise therefore that we have been applying LEAN principles for many years and recognising the benefits it brings to our firm, our clients and the industry as a whole. We have invested significantly in LEAN training since 2004 with over 160 personnel trained in the University of Limerick to date up to and including Masters level. This commitment has fostered our dynamic, knowledge driven and customer focused concentration on eliminating waste and creating value.

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Skanska

Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups – and our purpose is building for a better society.

Skanska provides innovative and sustainable solutions to create a sustainable future for its people, customers and communities.

This is reinforced by a continued commitment to Safety, Ethics, Green, Community Investment as well as Diversity and Inclusion.

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