Two Umow Lai projects - The Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, and the new Melbourne Water Headquarters, were finalists in the 2014 Banksia Awards ‘Innovation in Social Infrastructure - $100 Million’ category that were announced in Sydney on 11 November. Read more
150 Collins Street was awarded a 6 Star Green Star Design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia in July 2014.
Umow Lai is working on their largest project in Queensland: the new $80 million Australian headquarters for the Tatts Group Limited located in the Gasworks precinct in Newstead on the eastern fringe of Brisbane’s CBD. The national consultancy’s expertise in engineering and environmentally sustainable services will help the Tatts building achieve its aims to operate [...]
Umow Lai is proud of their association with these award-winning projects: The Jeffrey Smart Building, UniSA, Adelaide, South Australia Winner - Best Application of AV in Education $500k+Architect: John Wardle ArchitectsClient: University of South Australia Link to award information 171 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria Winner - UN Association of Australia Victoria Division, 2014 World Environment Day [...]
Building Refurbishment: A Golden Investment An economy driven investment that delivers results In the current highly competitive commercial property market it is survival of the fittest, but some existing buildings are leading the pack. Smart investments in building refurbishments have seen building owners retain tenants, attract new ones, and deliver higher yields. Our breakfast seminar [...]
Engineers Australia explores the importance of mock-up testing, using Grocon's project at 150 Collin's Street as an example for laboratory mock-up testing. Umow Lai was the building services and environmentally sustainable design engineer for the project. Read the full Engineers Australia Article
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 [...]
“What makes the 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 Certified Rating that has been awarded to 171 Collins Street so special is that it is the first premium–grade commercial 6 star building in Melbourne for 20 years,” said Eben Simmons, sustainability expert and an Associate Director of Umow Lai. The building services company [...]
Grocon has done it again. This time it’s just wowed the international green giants with the highest LEED award in the world for its Pixel building in Melbourne. But take a bow too the sustainability consultants Umow Lai and architects studio505. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating, from the US Green Building Council, [...]
It’s now official. Pixel has received the highest environmental rating in the world. Grocon’s Pixel Building, on the corner of Bouverie and Queensberry Streets in Carlton, has received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating from the US Green Building Council. Read the Grocon media release.