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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 [...]

2016 – A remarkable year

25th anniversary We work hard and we know how to celebrate! During September, we hosted several successful events to commemorate our 25th anniversary. Around 300 people, a veritable ‘who’s who’ of people associated with the engineering, architecture, property and building industry, joined our directors and staff in the Jim Stynes Room of the Melbourne Cricket [...]

Teddy Bears Picnic

Engineers who can cook Plates of cake pops, giant cookies, scones and brownies baked by our creative home cooks was all it took to entice their fellow Umow Lai Melbourne colleagues to come and taste their creations made for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser held on 27 May, as an annual event at Umow Lai. [...]

25 years on, Umow Lai’s still going strong

Twenty five years ago, George Umow and Dominic Lai came together and set up an independent, engineering consultancy business. They worked out of a small rented office on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD with seven people; three of whom are integral members of the company today. Over the intervening years, Umow Lai has expanded into [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Office, Staff, Summary|

New A Grade Office Tower for Aurizon

Umow Lai have been working with Aurizon since July 2014 to define the requirements for the new Aurizon corporate headquarters, located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The tower is set within 8,000sqm of refurbished heritage church grounds at 900 Ann Street. As part of Aurizon’s Technical review team, Umow Lai developed the Engineering and ESD project [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Office|

Illuminating the Future

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 [...]

Steel: The Faster, Easier and Lighter Choice

Speed of construction, ease of build and a lighter structure were just a few of the reasons why steel came out in front when developer Caribbean Park assessed both concrete and steel solutions during the preliminary design phase for 35 Dalmore Drive, part of the Caribbean Business Park project. Read complete article

Collins Class

Until recently, no building had earned the rare triple crown: a Property Council of Australia (PCA) premium-grade quality rating, a 6 star Green Star As-Built credential, and a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating. Another thing that had never been done? Taking those same parameters and integrating them with a 100-year old heritage building. That was [...]

Design and Facilities Harmony Leads to Sustainability Benchmark

171 Collins Street is one of the most highly awarded sustainable buildings in Australia, and incorporates a number of sustainability features, in terms of both equipment and design. In October, it was announced that the building had achieved a 6 Star Green Star 'As Built' rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Facility [...]

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 [...]