Entries by Leon Clarke

A Breakthrough in Solar Power with Chromium

Harnessing Solar Power with Chromium In the dynamic realm of sustainable energy, here at AOCA we are always on the lookout for game-changing innovations that continue to shape our trajectory towards a greener future. A breakthrough discovery in solar panel technology, centered around the utilisation of chromium, a commonplace metal, has the potential to revolutionise […]

Zero Emission Concrete on the Horizon as Industry Standard

In the ever-evolving landscape of Construction and Engineering, sustainability has become an imperative driving force. Amidst this dynamic shift, a groundbreaking innovation known as zero emission concrete is emerging, poised to redefine the industry’s environmental footprint. This revolutionary advancement holds the potential to not only reduce emissions but also reshape the construction world’s entire foundation. […]

AOCA Team Spreads Joy Through Community Service at LauraLynn Hospice

At AOCA, we believe in making a difference not only in the world of engineering and construction but also in the lives of those in our community. Recently, a group of our dedicated team members, including Sarah, Eoin, Megan, Finn, and Nessa, had the privilege of contributing their time and skills to a heartwarming initiative […]

Defective Block Works Crisis tackled by AOCA

At AOCA, we are delighted to announce that two of our valued team members, Aidan O’Connell and Colin Scott, are on the committee overseeing the implementation of the defective block works scheme. Their participation speaks volumes about their dedication to the highest engineering standards, crucial in managing the defective concrete block crisis in Ireland.   […]

An Overview of the Enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme

The recent amendments to the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme mark a significant development for homeowners grappling with the aftermath of pyrite and mica infestations. This government initiative, now known as the Enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme, provides crucial financial support to affected homeowners, allowing them to repair or rebuild their homes. The key […]

When Should I Worry About Cracks in My Home?

In every home, it’s normal to see minor cracks appear over time, especially in older buildings. But when should these cracks start raising alarm bells? Let’s delve into the subject to help you distinguish between normal house settling and more serious structural issues. Not All Cracks are Created Equal Minor cracks, especially those that are […]

Why do I need a structural condition survey?

Investing in a property is a major financial commitment, hence the importance of ensuring your investment is sound. A structural condition survey, performed by qualified and experienced engineers, provides a comprehensive understanding of the property’s structural integrity. But why is such a survey necessary, and what does the process involve? Let’s explore with the guidance […]

Early Engagement with Uisce Éireann is a Necessity

In the surge of construction and development projects across Ireland, utilities, specifically water services, play a pivotal role. One key player in this realm that often garners attention is Uisce Éireann. For any development project’s success, engagement with Uisce Éireann has become a critical step. At AOCA Engineering Consultants, we recognise this importance and offer […]

Why You Need a Project Manager

Engineering projects are complex undertakings, brimming with technicalities, diverse resources, and challenging dynamics. To effectively navigate this intricate landscape, the presence of a Project Manager is vital. Here’s a deep dive into why you need a Project Manager to steer the ship of your engineering projects: Providing Leadership and Direction: A Project Manager is the […]

Mica Crisis Continues

In the wake of the mica crisis in Donegal, AOCA stands ready to assist and provide professional support. Mica remediation is a critical service that we offer to those affected. The mica issue has been a significant problem for homeowners in Donegal and beyond. With as many as 2,500 homeowners potentially set to take part […]