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Umow Lai shaping next generation of female engineers

Umow Lai was pleased to welcome an all-female group of students from Presentation College Windsor to our Engineering Students @Work Program. During the week-long placement, students undertook a brief to design a school eLearning and Collaboration Hub for a student population of 1,200 and ready for occupancy in 2027. The challenge saw the students preparing [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: Summary|

Umow Lai continues winning streak

Umow Lai is proud to once again be part of the team on award winning projects 171 Collins Street and the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Awarded 2017 Victorian Development of the Year and Tenderfield People’s Choice by the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Innovation & Excellence Awards, 171 Collins Street is [...]

Two major hospitals under PPP delivered successfully

Umow Lai’s capacity to deliver a range of engineering services for highly specialised hospital projects with distinctive and complex requirements is nowhere more evident than in the health sector.  Queensland’s $1.87B Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the $630M Bendigo Hospital in Victoria recently opened their doors. The Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) commenced patient care [...]

Royal Adelaide Hospital setting benchmarks across healthcare

Australia’s largest and most complex hospital, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has set benchmarks across the healthcare industry. It will become a ‘super-site’ for major emergencies in South Australia, such as heart attacks and stroke, as well as serving as the complex multi-trauma destination for the state. With 800 beds, the new RAH will care [...]

Herston Quarter: Brisbane’s new large-scale precinct

Umow Lai is delighted to be part of the team working with Australian Unity as the master developer of the $1.1B Herston Quarter redevelopment. Destined to become a major health, aged care, residential, recreation and retail destination close to Brisbane's central business district, the new precinct is set over a five hectare site adjacent to [...]

Umow Lai congratulates Simon Umow and Sam Adams

We congratulate Senior Associate Simon Umow and Associate Sam Adams on their recent promotion. For more than 15 years, Simon Umow has applied his expert knowledge of the many facets of ICT design to provide design advice for a whole range of commercial, government, residential, hospitality and educational buildings. Complex audio visual facilities and system [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Summary|

Passive House – The Basics

Based around the principles of the International Thermal Comfort Standard ISO 7730, Passive House aims to provide year-round optimal thermal comfort and minimum energy consumption. Compared to buildings of “standard” construction, a Passive House building will consume up to 90% less energy in operation for heating, cooling and ventilation needs. The history of the Passive [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Summary|

Anthony Dorinko and James Gungl take on key State roles

In late 2016, Anthony Dorinko, Associate Director and Mechanical Engineer, was appointed to the Society of Building Services Engineers, a Technical Society of the peak professional body, Engineers Australia. “The Society promotes, for the benefit of the public in general, the art, science and practice of Building Services Engineering associated with the built environment and as building [...]

Collins Square breaks new ground in Melbourne

For Collins Square, the new Events and Business Centre is designed to cater to small and large scale meetings and presentations for up to 200 people, including public events such as weddings. Located on the Levels 5 & 6 of Tower 2, and as befits a development of this calibre, patrons will have access to [...]

Building Physics

“Building Engineering Design is often looked upon as a form of Applied Engineering whereby a design is developed based on the application of industry established codes, standards and systems to suit the particular requirements of a building,” explains Simon Marsden, Umow Lai Senior Associate and Building Physics Leader, “but when a design needs to push [...]

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