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Umow Lai’s Future Leaders making an impact in the industry

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Summary|

Now into its 5th year, Umow Lai’s Future Leaders program focusses on building relationships with people who are and will continue to make an impact in the industry. Our second Melbourne event for 2019 is coming up in August and will highlight the benefits of smart buildings through a discussion with Umow Lai ICT [...]

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|Categories: |

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.

Meet Sydney Sustainability Consultant, Melissa Nouel

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Staff, Summary, Sustainability|

Sustainability Consultant Melissa Nouel in Sydney discusses why she made a career switch from architecture, the importance of the building life cycle and trends she hopes to see in green building. Why are you so passionate about working in sustainability? My interest in sustainability started in 2010 during the BP oil spill in the [...]

Shining the spotlight on Specialist Lighting

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: Summary|

Specialist lighting design might sound like a luxury service, but as technology advances and buildings get smarter, it is quickly becoming an essential element of integrated design. We are passionate about lighting spaces in ways which enhance the architectural design and the occupant? experience, as well as designing with sustainability and energy efficiency at [...]

Q&A with our new Victorian State Manager

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Summary|

Senior Associate and ICT Consultant Simon Umow has proudly worked at Umow Lai for over 18 years. He has recently been promoted to the Victorian State Manager and spoke to us about what this means and what he has planned for the future. Congratulations on your promotion! What does this new role mean for [...]

Senior Hydraulic Engineer, Wilson Ly accepted to participate in the PCAs Victorian Mentoring Program for 2020

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Summary|

Congratulations to Umow Lai part of Integral Group Senior Hydraulic Engineer, Wilson Ly, who has been accepted to participate in the Property Council Australia’s (PCA’s) Victorian Mentoring Program for 2020. Wilson’s success in getting a place at the popular program comes as no surprise to his colleagues. He has demonstrated strong leadership potential at [...]

A letter from the ANZ Managing Director

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Summary|

On 1 July 2019 we announced that Umow Lai joined Integral Group. This union was founded on a shared commitment to innovation and quality, client service and our passion for protecting the environment for future generations to enjoy. Since then the two businesses have been successfully integrating and we have joint teams working on [...]

Deakin University Research Innovation Science and Engagement (RISE) Precinct

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: |

Project Name: Deakin University Research Innovation Science and Engagement (RISE) Precinct Location: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Victoria Construction Value: Undisclosed Umow Lai Disciplines: Engineering Services (Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fire Protection) ESD Fire Safety Engineering Continuing our strong relationship with Deakin University, we are excited to begin work on the Research, Innovation, Science and Engagement (RISE) Precinct at [...]

Automated Waste Collection in a Smart City

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Summary|

Forgetting which bin to put on the curb each week could be a problem of the past in Maroochydore, QLD. Umow Lai has been working with Envac and Sunshine Coast Council on an automated waste collection system (AWCS) which will revolutionise the way the Sunshine Coast Council manages their waste collection to commercial and [...]

Umow Lai joins the Integral Group Family

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Summary|

Pictured (Left to Right): Andrew Oxley, Managing Director Australia - Umow Lai, Andrew Mather, Managing Director ANZ - Integral Group, Dominic Lai, Chairman and Founder - Umow Lai, Kevin Hydes, CEO and Founder - Integral Group. Leading Australian Building Services + Sustainability practice Umow Lai is poised to join Integral Group, a [...]

Congratulations to our recently promoted Associates and Engineers

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Summary|

We are proud to announce the following promotions Dionne Haeri – Associate / NSW Fire Engineering Leader Showcasing her specialist knowledge in Fire Safety Engineering, Dionne’s appointment as Associate and Fire Engineering Leader reflect her commitment to excellence and the Umow Lai team. Dionne has more than six years’ experience delivering performance-based design solutions for [...]

Australian Unity launches plans for Herston Quarter – a vibrant new community hub in Brisbane

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Health + Aged Care, Summary|

Herston Quarter is a $1.1 billion redevelopment by Australian Unity, in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Comprising approximately five-hectares adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston Quarter will provide access to leading health, hospital and aged care services. Australian Unity is redeveloping the site to create a vibrant, wellbeing [...]

The Melbourne Veterinary School, Learning & Teaching Building

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: |

Project Name: The Melbourne Veterinary School, Learning & Teaching Building Location: Werribee, Victoria Value: $63M Umow Lai Disciplines: Electrical Audio-visual Security Fire Detection Fire Engineering ESD The $63 million-dollar redevelopment of the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital has enhanced the facilities for pet treatment and training for future veterinarians at the Melbourne Veterinarian School. The [...]

Brigidine College STEM Centre

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: |

Project Name: Brigidine College STEM Centre Location: Indoorpilly, Brisbane, Queensland Value: $12m Umow Lai Disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical & Hydraulic Services Engineering Fire Engineering ICT Sustainability Services Located in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of Indoorpilly, Brigidine College follows the example of St Brigid – ‘a women of vision and courage, who actively challenged the social, [...]

Women’s College Sibyl Centre

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: , |

Project Name: Women's College Sibyl Centre Location: The University of Sydney, Sydney Value: $16m Architects: M3 Architecture Umow Lai Disciplines Mechanical / Electrical + Specialist Lighting / ICT / Fire Detection / Vertical Transport Hydraulics + Fire Protection ESD Project Description: The new Women’s College Sibyl Centre located on the grounds of The University [...]

Next Generation of Leaders

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Staff, Summary|Tags: |

Announcing Umow Lai’s up and comers and recent promotions This year, we look to the future as we evaluate ways where we can implement innovation in our projects and upskill and empower our staff to be both technically savvy engineers and true leaders in the built environment. The following promotions have all been earned based [...]

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