Aidan O’ Connell & Associates
AOCA Ltd. has been actively involved for many years in the process of detection and remediation of pyrite damage. We have co-developed, with international experts, a series of protocols dealing with detection and remediation of affected properties.
We have also been actively involved with the NSAI in writing Irish Standards to deal with these issues, namely , I.S. 398, reactive pyrite in sub-floor hardcore material and I.S 465, Assessment, testing and categorisation of damaged buildings incorporating concrete blocks containing certain deleterious materials and Amendment 1:2020.
We have first hand knowledge and experience of these issues in a number of counties throughout Ireland and have remediated numerous properties over the past 15 years on behalf of The Premier Guarantee scheme, the Housing Agency and private individuals.
Aidan O' Connell
Aidan O’Connell is a Chartered Civil Engineer with additional university qualifications in geotechnical engineering and project management and has over 36 years’ experience in the Construction Industry. Aidan commenced his career in 1986 in the UK culminating in the creation of his own Practice in 1996.
Aidan has been the chairman of the Midland Region of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and is an “Expert Contributor” to NSAI & on the committee tasked with producing the IS 465, IS 398-1 & IS 398-2. Aidan is actively acting as an expert in major litigation cases in the UK and Ireland and would be well known to all leading Insurance companies as a civil / structural expert with particular expertise on Pyrite and Mica related issues.