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Certificates of excellence have been presented to recent graduates of Construction Management programmes, run by the Department of Architecture & Built Environment at SETU.

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), who are the leading global body for the built environment professionals, were in Waterford to present the certificates to the graduates.

The awards recognise excellence in academic achievement in these programmes. Among the worthy winners were Jordan Kinch - BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering. Shane Quinn - BSc (Hons) in Construction Management and Michael Cullagh - MSc in Construction Project Management.

Programme leaders, Brian Graham FCIOB and Anne Marie O'Connor MCIOB, presented the winners of the awards to the invited guests. The programme leaders noted their contributions to the classroom experience during their time at SETU and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Programme leader, Brian Graham FCIOB said, “We are delighted to recognise the achievements of our graduates, especially with much of their studies disrupted by the pandemic. They have all shown great resilience throughout their time at SETU, completing their courses, while also continuing to work in industry.

The Chair of the Republic of Ireland Hub Committee, Derek Cassidy FCIOB, presented the winners with their Certificates of Excellence.

Anne Marie O'Connor MCIOB added, “We would also like to thank Derek Cassidy and all at the CIOB for their ongoing contribution to the development and accreditation of our Construction Management programmes; working closely with the leading professional body in our field is central to ensuring a relevant and worthwhile educational experience for the benefit of students, SETU and the wider industry.”

Congratulating the students on their achievements, Mr Cassidy commended them for their, “hard work and dedication in pursuing their studies, which ensure that we continue to have highly qualified Construction Managers leading the Irish construction sector”.