Murphy Surveys take top accolade at Construction Industry Awards


A rapidly expanding Irish company which has grown its reputation as one of Ireland and the UK’s most experienced, professional, innovative and technically proficient surveying firms, has scooped a prestigious accolade at the Irish Construction Industry Awards in the past days for their entry on Tank Scanning.

Murphy Surveys based in Kildare, was shortlisted for three projects in two categories of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2016 on Thursday, 02 June 2016, and won the Innovation in Construction award.

“The awards are a reflection of the hard work and expertise of the fantastic team at Murphy Surveys in Ireland and the UK, their continuous upskilling and the company’s continual investment in the latest surveying equipment and technology”, according to Ray Murphy, MD.

The winning entry looked at the use of 3D Laser Scanning Technology, as well as the expertise of the Geomatics Surveyor, to assess the dimensional tolerances of steel storage tanks, a revolutionary process developed by Murphy Surveys. The team behind the win are from Murphy Surveys’ Cork hub which is based on the Airport East Business Park and was headed up by Kinsale-born Barry O’Keeffe.

“Murphy Surveys was the first company to use Laser Scanning in Ireland. We have also developed our own in-house 3D surveying and CAD/Revit modelling techniques. As a result, we are widely recognised as one of the most experienced, professional, innovative and technically proficient surveying companies in Ireland and the UK today.”

“It is an honour to get recognised by your industry peers and to have successfully been shortlisted for all three entries and winning this award is something of which we are very proud.

“We recognise that each entry has been the result of a real team effort and we would like to recognise the entire Murphy Surveys team for their hard work in order to make opportunities like this a possibility.

“We have built this firm over the past 30 plus years and are proud to have a team of 200 plus working from our hubs in Kilcullen in Kildare, in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London, Northwich and Glasgow. The secret of our success is building the company with experts in their field, coupled with a vision of the future and being at the forefront of innovation so that we are leaders rather than followers,” Ray Murphy explained.

Murphy Surveys were shortlisted in two categories at the awards – the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Initiative of the Year as well as the Innovation in Construction Category. In fact, two different teams from the company were shortlisted in the Innovation category.

A second generation family business established in 1983, Murphy Surveys is committed to providing world-class survey solutions cost-effectively, through a combination of highly qualified personnel and the most cutting-edge technologies available. The company’s substantial experience, coupled with its client-centred approach, means everyone on the team understands the challenges faced by clients and offers over 30 customisable services to meet any unique requirement.

Continuous investment in the latest surveying equipment and technology allows the firm to provide the most efficient solutions that cut costs and risks for clients, Ray Murphy added.

Murphy Surveys offers 3D Laser Scanning, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Underground Utility Surveys, Topographic and Hydrographic Surveys, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Monitoring, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and more, all to the highest standards in accuracy and detail.

Operating from eight offices throughout Ireland and the UK, they work with public and private sector clients from a vast range of industries across the globe. In over 30 years, they have grown to employ more than 200 staff.

“Key factors in our success include stringent quality control, efficient turnaround times and effectiveness to provide superior customer service at all times. This is reflected in our long-term relationships with clients, including: Intel, the Railway Procurement Agency, the National Road Authority and Bord Gáis in Ireland; Crossrail, Network Rail, and Thames Water in the UK; as well as ARUP, Crown Estate, RPS Group, Sisk Group, and many others,” Ray concluded.

Murphy Surveys continue to be leaders in the industry and implement growth through investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and the introduction of new divisons such as the newly introduced MurphyUAV.

The company provides an in-house career development programme to help continue to nurture and support the growth of their highly skilled team of committed staff.

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Murphy Surveys, winners of the Innovation in Construction Award at the Irish Construction Industry Awards. From left: Ray Murphy and Niall Murphy, Murphy Surveys;   Dermot Reidy, Enterprise Ireland; Barry O’Keeffe and James Buckley, Murphy Surveys Cork Division.

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