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Keeping it “Limestone” Green

Passive House buildings are changing the status quo for Australian architecture, following its wide uptake in Europe over recent times. Often the primary house design drivers are conceptual however, these German derived “monopoly houses” are combining sustainability with efficiency and demonstrating new ways to approach ecological design. Melbourne is following suit, hedging the way with [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: ESD, Summary, Sustainability|

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Project Combines Sustainability with Design

The newly revamped Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre in Maleny is officially open to the public, welcoming visitors to submerge themselves in an educational experience over 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest, located over the Glass House Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The renewal project recently took out the top spot for Sustainable [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: ESD, Sustainability|

2018 Queensland Architecture Awards: Sustainable Architecture Winner

The 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards have been announced by the Australian Institute of Architects. Umow Lai would like to congratulate their project team partner, Guymer Bailey Architects for their design for the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, which was the winner of the Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture. Guymer Bailey Architects and Umow Lai have [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Awards, ESD|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Our Future Leaders Network discuss industry trends

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 [...]

Major Breakfast Seminar focus on the Paris Agreement

For the first Major Breakfast Seminar to be held on 16 March and titled ‘The Paris Agreement, renewable’s and buildings’, Shane Esmore, Umow Lai Director and Head of Sustainability, will focus on the Agreement and the implications for the Australian building sector. The Paris Agreement came into force in November 2016, thirty days after the [...]