Breaking the mould of Fire Protection Engineering

Joining Umow Lai (now a member of the Integral Group) over 22 years ago, Silvia Misuraca been a stalwart of our family and a proud supporter of Women in Engineering and the Industry. Silvia achieved her promotion to Associate Director at the end of 2019 in recognition of her excellence in Fire Protection, Fire [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Fire, Staff|

Meet Sydney Sustainability Consultant, Melissa Nouel

Sustainability Consultant Melissa Nouel in Sydney discusses why she made a career switch from architecture, the importance of the building life cycle and trends she hopes to see in green building. Why are you so passionate about working in sustainability? My interest in sustainability started in 2010 during the BP oil spill in the [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Staff, Summary, Sustainability|

Next Generation of Leaders

Announcing Umow Lai’s up and comers and recent promotions This year, we look to the future as we evaluate ways where we can implement innovation in our projects and upskill and empower our staff to be both technically savvy engineers and true leaders in the built environment. The following promotions have all been earned based [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Staff, Summary|Tags: |

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 [...]

Our People

Newly appointed Umow Lai Associate Director Hugh Wilson has a particular interest in the design and coordination of projects that include a strong HVAC – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning component. “I like providing solutions to challenging and unique problems that clients find themselves confronted with,” the Sydney-based Mechanical engineer explains. “For one of our [...]

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 [...]

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 Appointments

We are pleased to announce the following appointments. Dr. Weng Poh, Victoria  National Technical Director As a highly regarded Fire Engineer, Dr Weng Poh begins his new role as National Technical Director of Fire Engineering at Umow Lai as a proven contributor to building fire safety development, design and management. Weng is widely experienced with over [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Staff|

Getting in Touch with Umow Lai

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