“Following failed protracted negotiations with a UK customer to settle a substantial disputed amount, we then engaged Áine Riordan of Riordan Construction Claim Specialists (then A.J.R Consultancy Ltd) to try and resolve the matter. I believe that Áine’s international experience together with her in depth knowledge of contract law, her practical knowledge of construction, and the manner in which she presented our case was decisive in ultimately reaching a very satisfactory settlement with the customer.”
Sean Dalton, Managing Director, O’Dwyer Steel.
"Áine’s positive and logical approach to a difficult issue on a recent project, through production of a timeline of events to facilitate Party understanding, attests to her knowledge of the RIAI Form of Contract and efficiency at Dispute Avoidance".
John Ryan, Director at Fitzwilliam Partnership.
"As the Commercial Manager on the €1billion Al Salam Tunnel and Expressway project, Áine was diligent, resourceful and proactive in her role. Following the 2008 downturn in the global economy, the effects of which were felt in the ME in 2009, Áine researched the application of the FIDIC price fluctuation clause in a deflationary market to ensure the Client received value for money. She advised and liaised with the Statistics Centre of Abu Dhabi and presented her findings to the then General Manager of Abu Dhabi and his team. Her work resulted in a10% (approx) saving to the Client, a significant feat on such a large civils project. Áine was highly respected by the client and peers. She was a tremendous mentor to her staff as well."
Thomas Topolski, President of Louis Berger International
I want to thank you for all your work on the Greenway CE assessments and for your professionalism in the meeting with the Contractor.
Your work was vital to the resolution of the Final Account.”
Ann Cronin CEng MIEI, Senior Executive Engineer, Clare County Council
Tom McNamara of Tom McNamara & Partners stated "Aine’s in-depth knowledge of contract administration has proven invaluable in respect of claims avoidance. Her forensic review of claim details, in conjunction with her building and civil engineering knowledge, has resulted in many successful ADR outcomes."
Tom McNamara FRICS FSCSI, Managing Director, Tom McNamara & Partners
“As Program manager for Sheikh Zayed Street Project, I worked closely with Áine Riordan at Louis Berger for almost five years. It was characterized as a challenging project and a demanding Client. I do attest to her outstanding character and work ethic. Working with Áine was a pleasure and has inspired me to achieve higher goals. She gave helpful criticisms of my work and then would volunteer to help me implement the solutions. She was a team player who could always be counted on to put in more than her share of the work. After normal business hours, Áine could often be found in her office putting the “finishing touches” on her assignment.
Besides performing well at her assigned position, I found her to be very helpful, organized, forthright and reliable. She was always willing to give a helping hand and professional advice over and above her normal call of duty. Áine multitasked effectively and was efficient in handling a high-volume workload. She is detail oriented and consistently met all assignment deliverables and her written reports were accurate and thorough.
She worked with unwavering commitment to exceeding customer expectations. I regularly received unsolicited praise from customers commending Áine’s outstanding level of service, professionalism and follow-through. She is friendly and was able to fit in with colleagues and co-workers creating a positive team environment at work. Her excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) allowed her to connect with all kinds of people.
In summary, the dedication, professionalism and efforts of Áine has significantly contributed to the Project winning the 2014 ACEC Metro Washington Engineering Excellence Grand Award, including a further 3 prestigious awards.”
Michel El hajj, P.E, Head of PM Office, SETEC TPI
“I have enjoyed working with Áine for a bit more than three years. A true demonstration of dedicated hard working priority focused team member. She enjoys a positive attitude and result oriented thinking. Aine also accepts critique and dialogues positively to the best interest of the business. I have learned from Áine how to keep an eye on the ultimate objectives while delivering commercial management services to the highest quality standards. Resourceful and energetic colleague. I will always favor working with her in any future opportunity.”
Mohammed Qawasmi, Program Director, MWH Global – Management Consulting