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Joint Venture officially opened by New Zealand’s Prime Minister

February 15th, 2018|Education, Electrical, ICT, Mechanical|

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern officially opened the new Ernest Rutherford building at the University of Canterbury (UC) last week. An event to be remembered, the ceremony was attended by hundreds of invited guests [...]

Anthony Dorinko and James Gungl take on key State roles

March 29th, 2017|Mechanical, Office, Staff|

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 [...]

Our People

February 10th, 2017|Staff|

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 [...]

Our Future Leaders Network discuss industry trends

February 10th, 2017|Electrical, ESD, Fire, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Hydraulics, ICT, Mechanical, Staff, Sustainability|

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 [...]

2016 – A remarkable year

December 15th, 2016|Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Office, Sports + Recreation, Summary, Sustainability|

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 [...]

Umow Lai helps rebuild the famous Waltzing Matilda Centre

December 15th, 2016|Arts + Entertainment, Government + Civic, Summary|

Umow Lai is delighted to have the opportunity to provide a range of services for Winton’s famous Waltzing Matilda Centre that is being rebuilt following a devastating fire in 2015.“We are working with Cox Architecture [...]

Umow Lai projects win highly acclaimed industry awards

December 15th, 2016|Education, Government + Civic, Library|

At the AIA’s 2016 National Awards the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre won the prestigious Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture for ARM Architecture. It also was named National Commercial Master Builder of the [...]

Umow Lai welcomes a new NSW State Manager and announces key appointments

October 27th, 2016|Summary|

NSW State Manager Patrick Elliott Patrick has particular interest in the integration of pragmatic sustainable design into buildings.  A mechanical engineer, he has led many multi discipline projects across a range of building sectors and [...]

The University of Melbourne – Arts West Redevelopment – Digital Transformation

October 27th, 2016|Summary|

Designing the audio visual services for one of the University of Melbourne’s most significant building projects in recent years was an interesting challenge, and one that has successfully delivered new, dynamic purpose-built learning and teaching [...]

Umow Lai takes centre stage in Ecolibrium & Digital Signage

June 1st, 2016|Arts + Entertainment, Commercial, Education, Government + Civic, Library|

September 2009: For this issue, the Ecolibrium cover headline ‘Mainstream green – how an office fit-out achieved sustainability – without the frills’, announced that Umow Lai’s new tenancy at 10 Yarra Street, South Yarra, was [...]

Australian Engineers in the limelight at International Fire Protection Conference

May 31st, 2016|Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Summary|

Australia was one the first countries in the world to adopt the performance-based fire engineering approach to building fire safety. And now, 25 years later, this fire engineering discipline has reached maturity and Australia remains [...]

Cabrini Brighton builds new facility to house State-of- the -Art MRI Machine

May 31st, 2016|Laboratories & Research, Summary|

Cabrini Brighton builds a brand new facility to house state-of-the art MRI machine Healthcare providers around the world are under pressure as to how best manage two seemingly contradictory forces: delivering the highest quality care [...]

Australian Ballet School Residential Students call Marilyn Rowe House home

May 31st, 2016|Arts + Entertainment, Residential|

An impressive seventy eight per cent of students enrolled at the Australian Ballet School are from overseas and interstate, with some students as young as 13, have had to relocate to Melbourne with their families [...]

The Gold Coast’s First New Private Hospital in Two Decades Opens

April 26th, 2016|Health + Aged Care, Laboratories & Research|

Officially opened on 4 April, 2016, the $230 million Gold Coast Private Hospital in Southport is the first new Private Hospital to open on the Gold Coast in more than two decades and is designed [...]