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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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.
New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern officially opened the new Ernest Rutherford building at the University of Canterbury (UC) last week. An event to be remembered, the ceremony was attended by hundreds of invited guests and featured an impressive display of fireworks outside the building’s entrance. Reflective of the University’s commitment to science and technology, [...]
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? [...]
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 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 [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Astute audiovisual design helps the Uni of SA's Jeffrey Smart Building deliver on its promise to promote student engagement. Article from Feb/Mar Issue of AV Mag 2016 The University of South Australia's new Jeffrey Smart Building embodies a lot of fresh thinking about teaching and learning. For starters, it's not really the kind of building [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]