NSAI Concrete Blocks Committee formed

This is a welcome development in the regulation of the concrete industry after many years of heartache for homeowners and business owners affected with substandard blocks.  This new committee will forge the way forward and new standards will ensure that the Pyrite and Mica problem in block work in Ireland never repeats itself.

We are delighted to announce that Aidan O’Connell, Managing Director of AOCA Engineering Consultants, is one of those committee members and will attend the first committee meeting on Monday 11th September.  Aidan became a Fellow of Engineers Ireland in July 2014 and Engineers Ireland are happy for him to represent them on this new Concrete Block Committee.  Aidan has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and with particular knowledge of the Pyrite problem in Ireland.  Aidan is currently overseeing the process of assessment, design and supervision of the structural remediation, consisting of over 1000 properties affected by Pyrite

AOCA (UK) Limited

Aidan O’Connell & Associates Ltd has entered a new chapter as AOCA rebranding earlier this year and now entered the UK market.  This new venture has taken months to set-up, with a lot of research into the viability of the expansion in the current Brexit climate.  AOCA (UK) Ltd was formed in February 2017 and work has commenced on a book of business across the United Kingdom from London to Manchester to Cornwall to Leeds.  Our head office in the UK is based in Manchester.

Initially we will be dealing with a large book of business involving Latent Defect damage to all property types from single units to Multi Unit residential and commercial developments. Coupled to this is our private client base in the UK which we forecast to grow considerably.

If you have any engineering consultancy requirements in the UK please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 3300539213 or email info@aoca.co.uk You can also visit our new website on www.aoca.co.uk