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Successful Cost-effective Conciliation Conciliation Services The Irish standard forms of building contract include an option for the parties to refer a dispute to conciliation. The conciliation process is often preferred where the parties are looking to retain a relationship but feel they need the assistance Continue Reading Construction Contracts Act 2013 - 3rd Adjudication annual update Adjudication Dr Nael G Bunni, Chairperson of the Ministerial Panel of Adjudicators has submitted a third Annual Report on the implementation of the Construction Contracts Act, 2013 to the Minister of State with responsibility for the Act, Mr Pat Breen TD. Continue Reading What does ACUA stand for? General Services ACUA provides construction commercial risk management, dispute avoidance and resolution advice. Our advice is robust, independent, based on an examination of the facts and review of the contemporaneous records, as we seek to support our findings. The name ACUA simply derives from the process Continue Reading Payment Claim Notices, failure to comply Adjudication Unlike the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act (as amended) in the UK, the failure to issue a payment response may not necessarily mean that the payment claim notice amount that has been made is deemed accepted. In a recent adjudication, the adjudicator Continue Reading Payment claims under the Construction Contracts Act 2013 Construction Payments In a recent adjudication, the failure to deliver a payment claim notice as per the methodology described in the sub-contract proved fatal. This was despite the contractor seemingly confirming the receipt of the payment claim notice by email. The sub-contract defined what was a Continue Reading Concurrency and construction delay claims General Services, Programme Analysis Mark Etherington, ACUA was pleased to be invited to speak alongside Dermot McEvoy, Partner of Eversheds Sutherland at a Whitepaper conference in Dublin in December 2018, on the subject of concurrency in construction projects. Concurrency is a subject which is often central Continue Reading


ACUA are Chartered Quantity Surveyors, based in Dublin, Ireland, specialising in commercial risk management, dispute avoidance and resolution services, along with the traditional Quantity Surveying services.