Deakin University Research Innovation Science and Engagement (RISE) Precinct

Project Name: Deakin University Research Innovation Science and Engagement (RISE) Precinct Location: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Victoria Construction Value: Undisclosed Umow Lai Disciplines: Engineering Services (Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fire Protection) ESD Fire Safety Engineering Continuing our strong relationship with Deakin University, we are excited to begin work on the Research, Innovation, Science and Engagement (RISE) Precinct at [...]

The Melbourne Veterinary School, Learning & Teaching Building

Project Name: The Melbourne Veterinary School, Learning & Teaching Building Location: Werribee, Victoria Value: $63M Umow Lai Disciplines: Electrical Audio-visual Security Fire Detection Fire Engineering ESD The $63 million-dollar redevelopment of the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital has enhanced the facilities for pet treatment and training for future veterinarians at the Melbourne Veterinarian School. The [...]

Brigidine College STEM Centre

Project Name: Brigidine College STEM Centre Location: Indoorpilly, Brisbane, Queensland Value: $12m Umow Lai Disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical & Hydraulic Services Engineering Fire Engineering ICT Sustainability Services Located in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of Indoorpilly, Brigidine College follows the example of St Brigid – ‘a women of vision and courage, who actively challenged the social, [...]

Women’s College Sibyl Centre

Project Name: Women's College Sibyl Centre Location: The University of Sydney, Sydney Value: $16m Architects: M3 Architecture Umow Lai Disciplines Mechanical / Electrical + Specialist Lighting / ICT / Fire Detection / Vertical Transport Hydraulics + Fire Protection ESD Project Description: The new Women’s College Sibyl Centre located on the grounds of The University [...]

University of Melbourne Old Quadrangle Redevelopment

Project Name: University of Melbourne Old Quadrangle Redevelopment Location: Parkville, Melbourne Value: $21.4 million Umow Lai Disciplines: Services Engineering Fire Engineering ICT Sustainability Services This extensive restoration project is to enhance the current spaces within the Old Quadrangle to be utilised as ceremonial spaces, events, teaching and academics spaces. The University developed the [...]

Ernest Rutherford Building

Project Name: Ernest Rutherford Building Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Value: $220 million In collaboration with: Cosgroves Umow Lai entered into a joint venture arrangement with Cosgroves, a Christchurch-based building services engineering consultancy, to deliver the Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RRSIC) project. The Umow Lai-Cosgroves team was successful against strong competition from a [...]


Location: Melbourne, CBD Size: 761 rooms over 45 Levels Education is one of the stars of Australia's rising export services sector, with foreign student numbers predicted to surpass the record level of 120,000 in 2009. The rise in demand for rental accommodation has attracted international student accommodation provider Scape Living to our shores. Scape Living [...]

CAVE2 Automatic Virtual Environment

Location: Clayton, VIC Client: Monash University CAVE2 is a 2nd generation, state-of-the-art Automatic Virtual Environment that brings together e-Research related, world class immersive visualisation technologies under the one roof in the New Horizons building at Monash University. “This is a next-generation, large scale virtual-reality environment,” says Sean Wooster, an Associate Director and Principal ICT Consultant at Umow [...]

University of Canterbury

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Client: University of Canterbury  Architect: Jasmax / Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education (New Zealand) Size: 25,500 sqm Value: NZ$200 million “Our first job in New Zealand, the NZ$200+ million University of Canterbury Regional Science & Innovation Centre (RSIC) in Christchurch, represents an important milestone for us,” notes David Uhlhorn, a director of [...]

National Centre for Synchrotron Science

Location: Clayton, Vic Client: National Centre for Synchrotron Science Architect: Bates Smart Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education Design v1.0 The National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS) has achieved a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 Certified Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia with building services consultancy Umow Lai providing a range of engineering and [...]

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