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Our Future Leaders Network discuss industry trends

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: Electrical, ESD, Fire, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Hydraulics, ICT, Mechanical, Staff, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |

The Future Leaders event, to be held at 6.00pm on 1st March will launch the 2017 Program. Taking advantage of the warmer weather, the event will be held on the outdoor terrace at Umow Lai’s South Yarra office, providing an excellent networking atmosphere for industry Future Leaders. The Future Leaders program is aimed at professionals [...]

Investing in our Future – Interview with Matthew Webb, AIRAH 2014 Student of the Year

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Biomimicry, from Greek "bios" (meaning life) and "mimesis" (to imitate) is innovation inspired by nature. It offers designers - in all fields of human endeavour - innovation opportunities to develop new products, processes and systems in a more sustainable way. Matt is a sustainability consultant at Umow Lai who specialises in the detailed analysis of [...]

Illuminating the Future

By |May 15th, 2015|Categories: Office|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The $55m GE HQ is a 15,000m2 office building consists of six stories with two levels of basement carparking. The building has been designed to achieve a 5 Star NABERS rating and is targeting a 5 Star As-Built Office v3 rating. Kane Constructions appointed Umow Lai to provide schematic D&C design for all building services with [...]

Victoria University Construction Futures Building

By |September 9th, 2013|

Location: Sunshine, Victoria Client: Victoria University Architect: Cox Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Design rating Value: $44 million Umow Lai has again been associated with a major project that has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Education V1 Design Rating: the $44 million Construction Futures Building at Victoria University. The building services and sustainability consultancy provided a [...]

Podcast – Rebecca Patterson on developing technologies, creativity and strategies for the future of lighting

By |November 5th, 2010|Categories: Office|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this podcast, Rebecca Patterson of Umow Lai gives a detailed case study of the Pixel Building vs 500 Collins Street and also discusses the importance of technology and creativity in lighting design.

Publications

By |August 11th, 2016|

Fire Engineering PDF Author Title Date Publisher Poh, W. and Fung, A. Shopping Centre Design Case Study – Representing Australia 2016 SFPE 11th Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods Oxley, A. Poh, W. White, N and Tiganis, B. Can low emissivity glazing be utilized for preventing fire spread into buildings? [...]

Sydney Wharves

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Government + Civic, Industrial, Summary, Sustainability, Transport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Umow Lai helping upgrade Sydney's iconic Ferry Wharves Sydney's population is set to top five million by 2017, making it the first city in Australia to reach the five million mark. With the ten largest growth areas identified as being in the Sydney metropolitan area, the pressure to provide adequate, reliable and efficient public transport is [...]

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Hotels + Resorts, ICT, Residential|Tags: , , , , , , , |

RACV Cape Schanck Resort upgrade includes the latest in innovation and technology The Mornington Peninsula, a popular tourist destination an hour’s drive from Melbourne, is well known for its galleries, spas and cafes, gourmet produce and boutique wineries. Soon there will be another attraction to add to the list: an integrated hotel resort offering an [...]

Umow Lai takes centre stage in Ecolibrium & Digital Signage

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Arts + Entertainment, Commercial, Education, Government + Civic, Library|Tags: , , , , |

September 2009: For this issue, the Ecolibrium cover headline ‘Mainstream green – how an office fit-out achieved sustainability – without the frills’, announced that Umow Lai’s new tenancy at 10 Yarra Street, South Yarra, was the first in Victoria, and one of just two in Australia, to have achieved a 6 Star Green Star – [...]

The Gold Coast’s First New Private Hospital in Two Decades Opens

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Health + Aged Care, Laboratories & Research|Tags: , , , , |

Officially opened on 4 April, 2016, the $230 million Gold Coast Private Hospital in Southport is the first new Private Hospital to open on the Gold Coast in more than two decades and is designed to be able to expand and meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. Statistics indicate that Queensland is one [...]

A Fresh New Sustainable Start for the Melbourne Market

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Sustainability|

We all know it’s not easy being green. When you have a facility that extends over 69 hectares, approximately two and a half  times the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), houses 3000 businesses, is used by 4000 wholesalers, growers and vendors to supply to thousands of retailers on a busy day, there’s going [...]

AVIAs 2015: The Industry’s Awards

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Data Centres + Telecommunications, Education|

Article from Issue#49 of AV Mag Everyone brought their A Game. We're so proud of these awards. Not because of a big gala dinner and a red carpet, but because they've become part of the region's pro AV landscape, and because they mean something - to win an AVIA is something genuinely significant. Which is [...]

24 Years in the Making: Meeting Milestones in 2015

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: Summary|

In 24 years of evolution as an engineering firm the team at Umow Lai has worked tirelessly to build an  impeccable reputation based on innovative and adaptive problem solving, alternative design solutions and value adding by integrating new and emerging technologies. Since inception from the humble beginnings of 7 staff in Melbourne in 1991, our [...]

Jeffrey Smart Building Wins Best Application of AV in Education $500k+

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

Last night the annual Audio Visual Industry Awards (AVIA’s) were held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre as part of the Integrate Conference for leaders and professionals in AV and Systems Integration. Umow Lai entered the Jeffrey Smart Building project for the University of South Australia in the category of “Best Application of AV in [...]

University of South Australia’s Jeffrey Smart Building Shortlisted in the AVIAs

By |August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

We are proud to have been shortlisted in the Audio Visual Industry Awards, in the Best Application of AV in Education $500k + category, for our Audio Visual work on the University of South Australia's Jeffrey Smart Building. The Best Application of AV in Education Award is for the best conceived, best executed, and most innovative audiovisual projects and [...]

Australian Catholic University – a monumental achievement

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

At Umow Lai, we are proud of the relationship we have established with the Australian Catholic University. Our first project, the Daniel Mannix building, was awarded a 6 Star Green Star design education tool rating; submitted to achieve the same score for the Green Star As-Built Rating. The refurbishment and upgrade of the university's new [...]

Centenary of Gallipolli ANZAC landing to be commemorated at Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance

By |April 24th, 2015|Categories: Government + Civic|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This Anzac Day is the centenary of the Gallipoli ANZAC landing, prompting Australians to reflect on the impact of war, conflict and peacekeeping operations in our nation’s European history. During this year’s commemorations, thousands of people will converge at the Shrine of Remembrance, one of Melbourne’s iconic buildings and one that Umow Lai has helped [...]

Umow Lai projects feature prominently in the 2015 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Office|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Six Umow Lai projects have reached the finals of the 2015 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards and their Brisbane-based engineer and sustainability consultant Jessica Holz, is a finalist in the Future Leader of the Year category. Umow Lai projects that have reached the finals are:- 171 Collins Street, Melbourne: SAS [...]

Deakin University – Burwood Highway Frontage

By |December 17th, 2014|

Location: Burwood, VIC Architect: Woods Bagot Value: $126 million Size: 17,000 sqm Umow Lai provided a range of building services including mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, vertical transportation, ICT, AV, fire services, fire safety engineering and ESD for Deakin University’s new $126 million Burwood Highway Frontage project. The development is a world class educational facility. It includes [...]