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A New Green Home for Brisbane Buses

It took many months of creative thinking, careful planning and meticulous box-ticking but the engineering team at Umow Lai has achieved yet another environmental first. Queensland’s Sherwood Road Bus Depot has achieved the very first 5 Star Industrial As-Built rating in Australia. Leading the project was Umow Lai’s Lizzie Adams. According to Lizzie, “As an [...]

Umow Lai engaged for the MFB’s new $109m Training Centre

Building services consultancy; Umow Lai has been engaged as the engineering services and sustainability consultancy for a new, $109 million training facility for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB). Having completed the design development phase in collaboration with the MFB, Major Projects Victoria and architects; Woods Bagot; Umow Lai is now working with Leighton Contractors to [...]

Umow Lai appointed for new $40 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Umow Lai has been appointed as part of project team to provide their expert sustainability design services for the new $40 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Patrick Elliott, a director of the South Yarra-based engineering and sustainability consultancy said: “Umow Lai is delighted to be associated with this project, particularly because it is so [...]

Going Green in Dandenong

Victorian ash timber salvaged from the Black Saturday bushfires is a key design feature of the new 6-star government services office built as part of the revitalisation of central Dandenong. The $80 million building built by Grocon is a landmark designed to act as a catalyst for further investment in central Dandenong  - a 15 [...]

Dandenong Government Services Office Achieves 6 Green Stars

Achieving a 6 Star rating under the Green Star Office Design v3, the new Government Services Office (GSO) has created a major new building for the revitalisation of Dandenong. It is notable that the project has earned 6 Green Stars without reliance on elaborate on-site generation or other technologies common to other 6 star buildings. [...]

Melbourne Recital Centre – High Performance Space

The latest addition to Melbourne’s arts precinct is drawing international accolades for its world-class acoustics. That a modern building can be placed in such an echelon while surrounded by the noise of the city – and at the same time maintaining the comfort of its audience – is testament to the unique collaboration and passion of those involved, writes [...]