Ireland and the UK’s Top Building Defect Consultants

Professional Memberships

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Engineering Excellence Evolved

Anchored by experts in Fire Engineering and Building Defect Remediation, Fire Safety Consultants is the joint endeavour of two of Ireland’s premier firms in the sector.

Our leaders bring forth decades of specialised experience in Engineering, Building Surveying, Defect Management, Project and Cost Management, and Construction. With a legacy of excellence and meticulous attention to detail, our team offers unparalleled safety assurance — your peace of mind is our foremost commitment

Our Mission

To ensure the integrity of every home in Ireland and the U.K.

Established in 2001, AOCA Engineering Consultants is recognised as one of Irelands experts in Building Defect Investigation and Remediation. A trusted partner of Ireland and the UK's leading Insurers, AOCA was the lead consultant for the remediation of over 1200 properties effected by Pyrite

Since 2009, OCF have been the trusted partner of Irelands leading investment and development companies in positioning their property portfolios for success.

Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team at Fire Safety Consultants: a collective of seasoned experts in Fire Engineering, Building Surveying, and Project Management, each dedicated to setting unparalleled standards in fire safety and building integrity.

Richard O’Riordan

Aidan O’Connell

Donal Fitzpatrick

Fire Safety Consultants: Blending Tradition with Innovation in Fire Safety Engineering

This esteemed joint venture, born from the combined strengths of AOCA Engineering Consultants and OCF Project and Commercial Management, brings together decades of industry experience with fresh, forward-thinking approaches

Recent Projects

Richard O'Riordan


Richard O’Riordan, a seasoned professional in Ireland’s construction industry with over 23 years of invaluable experience. Richard has demonstrating outstanding leadership and expertise, earning him a reputation as a trusted authority in his field.


Richard oversees the day-to-day management of projects with a hands-on approach, ensuring seamless operations and exceptional service delivery. His comprehensive understanding of the industry’s intricacies, gained through his extensive background, equips him with the insights needed to navigate complex challenges effectively.

Richard’s commitment to excellence is evident in his track record of consistently exceeding client expectations. His dedication to client success drives him to ensure projects are completed on schedule and to the utmost satisfaction. Under his leadership, the company thrives, delivering exceptional results and solidifying its position as a trusted partner in the construction industry.

With Richard at the helm, you can trust that your fire safety project is in capable hands, dedicated to achieving the highest standards of quality and client satisfaction.

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Aidan O'Connell

FIEI, Chartered Engineer

Aidan is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland with over 38 years of experience in the design, project management, and construction sectors. He has a deep understanding of the industry and needs of clients and leverages this experience to deliver tailor made solutions that align with each client’s goals and objectives.

Aidan is an Expert Contributor to the National Standards Authority Ireland (NSAI) and regularly acts as an Expert Witness for all major insurers in Ireland and the U.K. He is recognised as an industry leading expert in the  identification and remediation of latent defects related to Fire Safety, Structures, Water Ingress, and Cladding problems and has only in the last year successfully completed a number of large multimillion remediation projects in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe, specifically targeting Fire Safety and Water Ingress matters. Aidan’s knowledge and experience across numerous regulatory and legal jurisdictions ensures a very comprehensive and balanced approach to all projects.

Aidan holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from University College Dublin and several other technical and project management qualifications from Trinity College, demonstrating his passion for and commitment to continued professional development.


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Donal Fitzptrick

BE, C Eng, C. Build E FCABE, MIEI, Registered Building Surveyor (B0429)

Donal is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience within the construction industry, residential and commercial consulting in Ireland and the U.K.

Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University College Cork, Donal exemplifies his commitment to continuous professional development through various fire and technical aspects. His knowledge and experience across numerous legislation and regulatory requirements, ensures a very comprehensive approach to all projects.

Donal brings a wealth of fire safety knowledge and experience, ensuring that every aspect of fire safety is thoroughly addressed in projects.

Known from his dynamic leadership style, consistently leading from the front to ensure optimal outcomes for clients. His proactive stance towards project delivery sets him apart, as he tirelessly strives to exceed expectations and deliver excellence at every turn.

Donal’s boundless energy and entrepreneurial spirit infuse vitality into the consultancy, propelling its overall growth trajectory. With Donal at the helm, the consultancy thrives as a hub of multidisciplinary expertise, catering to diverse client needs with precision and innovation.

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