ÚNA MC KENNA 

Associate | Remedial | Legal | Insurance Team Leader

BSc (Hons) | MIEAust  

Úna is the Remedial, Legal & Insurance team leader with extensive experience in infra-structure durability and assessment, strata inspections, diagnostic and forensic engineering, construction consulting and project management. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Transportation with Specialisms – Hons 

Memberships

Australasian Concrete Repair and Remedial Building

Association – Board Member 

Engineers Australia (EA) – MIEAust 

Strata Community Australia – Strata Services Specialist 


Employment History

Triaxial Consulting, Sydney NSW

Costin Roe Consulting, Sydney NSW 

Structural Systems, Sydney NSW

WSP, Ireland 

 

Notable Projects

North Steyne, Manly NSW 

Remedial Engineer 

Project Value: $2 Million 

An 8 level residential strata building located in Manly which required extensive remedial works to the existing structure due to the age of the building and the proximity of the building to the aggressive ocean environment:

  • Initial inspection & forensic investigations. 

  • Engineering cost benefit analysis. 

  • Preparation of a technical scope of works. 

  • Tender process. 

The building had reinforced concrete cantilevered balcony structures along each level of the north, south and eastern elevations each of which were experiencing varying degrees of concrete spalling defects. The owners were unsure as to whether they should demolish the existing balcony structure and replace with a new light weight steel structure, or to undertake concrete repairs to the existing balcony structures. Triaxial Consulting undertook a value engineering analysis to determine which option was more economic from a financial, performance and serviceable aspect. 

‘Petalura’ Warratah Street, Katoomba NSW 

Senior Remedial Engineer / Project Manager 

Project Value: $1 Million 

This building, a 3 story Aged Care facility, was experiencing water penetration from balcony structures:

  • Initial inspection & forensic investigations. 

  • Engineering cost benefit analysis. 

  • Preparation of a technical scope of works. 

  • Tender process. 

Triaxial engaged remedial builders to undertake extensive intrusive water testing investigations so we could determine the source of internal moisture penetration at the subject property and to inspect the condition of the timber framed structure. The results of our investigations indicated that all balcony structures were leaking as a result of poor construction methods and poor detailing of timber members (undersized timber members). 

Technical Skills

INDUSTRY SECTOR 

Cemeteries 

Civil 

Commercial & Retail 

Community, Sport & Recreation 

Food & Hospitality 

Health, Aged Care & Education 

Insurance, Strata & Remedial 

Residential 

REMEDIAL / STRATA 

Auditing building condition report

Concrete spalling assessments condition report 

Construction documents contract execution

Cracking

Defects lists

Diagnostic & forensic engineering

Expert Witness dilapidation reports

Facade

Foundation subsidence

Heritage & conservation repairs

Inspection invasive testing

Investigations legal compliance

Life cycle analysis

Magnesite 

Project management and technical supervision

Remedial diagnostics retaining wall

Scope of works

Scott schedules spalling supervision

Technical specifications

Tender documentation

Tender managing response analysis

Upgrade works

Water penetrations, waterproofing membranes 

 

GENERAL 

Contracts – both contractor and client side 

Negotiations 

Project management 

Tendering 

Expertise in understanding client needs

CONFINED SPACE / ROPE ACCESS 

Access shaft construction 

Structures & Confined Spaces (including mines)

 

CERTIFICATES 

Confined Spaces 

WHS – White Card 

Working Safely at Heights

 

PROGRAMS 

AutoCAD