12 Oct Staff member spotlight – Kieren McNally
Kieren McNally – Supervisor, Waterstop Solutions NSW
We are truly excited to have Kieren McNally as part of our Waterstop Solutions team in Sydney, NSW. Kieren’s characteristic approach is friendly and collaborative when dealing with clients and fellow team members alike. This is followed up with a positive, solutions-driven, ‘can-do’ attitude which lends itself to his dynamic leadership style.
Kieren’s background is rich with experience, having worked as a qualified arborist and rope access technician, besides his 30-year career in construction and civil works. Over this time, Kieran has been in charge of lifting new bridges, installing signs atop Sydney’s high-rises. He has also managed industrial glazing and tree removals. Additionally, he has skillfully juggled time-restrictive shutdowns with some of Australia’s largest plants and successfully run large crews on time-sensitive, multi-million-dollar contract emergency works.
For years, Kieren has been an on-call archaeological assistant for G.A.H.A.I. (Gundungurra Aboriginal Heritage Association Inc) as a tribal member and representative for issues such as Badgerys Creek Airport and the raising of the dam wall.
Staff Member Spotlight Interview
1. What inspired you to join the Waterstop Solutions team?
Adrian* first invited me to come and join the Waterstop Solutions team after coming together on a few projects requiring some access solutions. After tackling a few issues on site with Adrian, I realised that he approached customers as the highest priority and thus delivering a quality product in the timeframe that was promised was the subsequent mission. I thought, “I can work with this guy.” *(Adrian Schokman, Waterstop Solutions NSW Manager)
2. What three words describe Waterstop Solutions?
Positive results guaranteed
3. What does a typical day look like for you?
Early starts and late finishes. From site to site, supplier to supplier, then back to the office and back out again. On the laptop when needed and on the tools if required.
4. What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
Giving clients good news. Hearing positive feedback about our products and technicians makes it feel worthwhile.
5. What are the most common building defects/issues you see?
Poor workmanship. It is obvious when you turn up to a client’s site and corners have previously been cut. There are no shortcuts when it comes to quality.
6. What are your hopes for our industry?
That safety continues to grow as a cultural staple rather than an administrative requirement.
7. Your favourite, most challenging project & why?
When Sydney went into lockdown, we went into a couple of crazy days where we managed to get our techs back onsite and working. It wasn’t the easiest learning curve, but getting up in the morning and helping each other through this pandemic was good for us all.
8. What makes you happy?
Silly things, like playing UNO and having a few beers with loved ones while singing loudly to songs I barely know the words to. “Who’s gonna make the GRAVVVVY!!?”
9. Tell us something about you that people may not know
I made a significant archaeological discovery in the Blue Mountains. As part of my role with G.A.H.A.I (Gundungurra Aboriginal Heritage Association), I assisted in archaeological surveys and found a site with artefacts, hand stencils and rock art, where there had previously been no availability to survey. I was lucky enough to be one of three men alive to ever forge into that gully.
10. What are your favourite things to do outside work?
Family get-togethers. Doesn’t matter if it is watching TV, going to sporting events or just going for a drive… as long as the family is involved.
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We can help with any water ingress and/or concrete deterioration issues in QLD and NSW.
If you have any issues with water ingress, rooftop leaks, leaking balcony, leaking basement, cracking concrete slabs, structural cracks, concrete deterioration, spalling concrete, concrete cancer, deteriorated joints, moisture, seepage, efflorescence, rising damp and/or high-flow active leaks in concrete structures, we would be happy to assist you. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.
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At Waterstop Solutions, we carry out a wide range of remedial works to concrete structures post-construction stage in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and outlying areas in Queensland and New South Wales.
Equipped with major civil works experience, we can quickly determine the best approach to rectify all seepage and concrete deterioration issues.
It takes licenced remedial waterproofer and leak sealing experts like us at Waterstop Solutions to ensure that the pathways for water to ingress are properly sealed off. A depth of technical knowledge and experience, along with a proud reputation for integrity and reliability, has made Waterstop Solutions the go-to company for many Defect Managers working for major construction companies across Queensland and New South Wales.
We at Waterstop Solutions have the technical and practical expertise to diagnose the source of the leak and will provide you with our recommended solution to achieving an effective, high-quality, long-lasting repair to stop the water ingress with minimal disruption
We believe in and are committed to always delivering high-quality solutions by utilising the right products and techniques for each specific project combined with our industry-leading know-how on tap. We have a large talent pool of specialist leak sealing and concrete repair technicians with Certificate III in construction waterproofing in Queensland and New South Wales that are extensively trained in our systems and project execution methods.
The leadership positions on every Waterstop Solutions project are operated by highly qualified, certified and experienced industry professionals. Our in-house skills and expertise gained from more than 60 years of industry experience provide a full range of high-quality remedial waterproofing and concrete repair works to commercial buildings, civil infrastructures, industrial sites and residential properties. From waterproofing diagnostics, preventative and remediation solutions – All of our waterproofing solutions are quality guaranteed.