We were delighted to welcome Cormac Fitzpatrick, Project Director with John Sisk & Son Ltd., to South East Technological University recently to present the annual Sisk Awards for Excellence in Research.

Sisk, who are Ireland's leading building contractor, have been supporting these long-running awards which recognise outstanding achievement in the final year dissertation on the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering. The winners of the awards were Gary O Neill, Conor Power and Jordan Kinch.

The students presented a synopsis of their research which focused on topical issues such as Lean Construction and Off-Site Construction. Cormac commended the students on the quality of their research and highlighted the importance of their findings to the construction industry, which is facing significant challenges at present.

Many thanks to Cormac and all at Sisk for their continued support and best wishes to Gary, Conor and Jordan, as they complete their studies with us and move into the next stage of their career. We have no doubt that they will do us proud in the industry.