Published on February 22nd, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin Tower Achieves Second Place at ICI Awards

The new Dublin Control Tower has achieved second place in the “Commercial Project of the Year” category at the 2020 Irish Construction Industry Awards. Launched in 2014, the Irish Construction Industry Awards recognises, encourages and celebrates original and innovative contractors, businesses, teams, consultants and projects that demonstrate excellence in the built environment. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 winners were revealed in front of a live digital audience on 10th February 2021.

At 87.7m high, the visual control tower is the country’s tallest occupied structure and is a commanding new addition to the city’s skyline.

The tower, a key element in complex high-traffic airports, was designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects as a slim, elegant structure offering clear sight lines of both the current and future runways. Arup carried out the civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering; and also provided environmental, lighting and façade consultancy services, bringing the project from concept to construction stage. BAM Ireland was the main contractor for the project.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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