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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 [...]

Celebrating 25 years in style – Message from Dominic Lai Founding Managing Director

“I am very proud to achieve this 25 years milestone and it was heartening to see so many of our clients from the construction industry at our celebratory event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 6 September,” Dominic Lai, Umow Lai Managing Director commented. Around 350 people joined Dominic in the Jim Stynes Room which [...]

Daniel Mannix Building Achieves a World Class Rating

Achieving a 6 Star Green Star – Education As Built v1 Certified Rating has elevated the Australian Catholic University‘s Daniel Mannix Building into the distinguished class: a ‘World Leadership’ in environmentally sustainable construction. The award, announced in early 2016 from the Green Building Council of Australia, compliments the 6 Star Green Star Design Rating received [...]

Two Umow Lai projects finalists in the 2014 Banksia Awards

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

Featured in Ecolibrium: All the way with LCA

The University of Melbourne's redeveloped Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning building, now known as Melbourne School of Design was recently awarded a 6 star Green Star rating which included a full life cycle assessment of the building's material and energy impacts and was awarded 10 innovation credits. For more information on this project, please [...]

University of Melbourne’s New Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning

The University of Melbourne's new Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP) building is aiming to set an example for the future designers of high-performing buildings who will pass through its halls. Read the full Ecolibrium Article  

University of Melbourne scores first 6 Star building, with full innovation points

The University of Melbourne’s new architecture building has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Education Design rating, and has become the only building to be awarded all 10 innovation points under Green Star, including the recently added credits for life cycle assessment. Read in full on: The Fifth Estate.

The critical role of mock-up testing

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

Another Umow Lai project achieves a 5 Star Education rating

Umow Lai is associated with another highly rated Green Star project: the M² Building and The Plasso at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes Campus. In early February, it was awarded a 5 Star Green Star Education Design v1 Certified Rating from The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). It is not the first [...]