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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 [...]

Collins Square breaks new ground in Melbourne

For Collins Square, the new Events and Business Centre is designed to cater to small and large scale meetings and presentations for up to 200 people, including public events such as weddings. Located on the Levels 5 & 6 of Tower 2, and as befits a development of this calibre, patrons will have access to [...]

Building Physics

“Building Engineering Design is often looked upon as a form of Applied Engineering whereby a design is developed based on the application of industry established codes, standards and systems to suit the particular requirements of a building,” explains Simon Marsden, Umow Lai Senior Associate and Building Physics Leader, “but when a design needs to push [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Broadmeadows Town Hall Refurbishment

  The iconic 1960’s red brick Broadmeadows Town Hall is undergoing $20.2 million redevelopment that is set transform the landmark building into a thriving gathering place for its culturally diverse and rapidly growing population and in the process, to revitalise the cultural heart of this traditional blue-collar suburb. With a $7 million contribution from the [...]

Sydney Wharves

Umow Lai helping upgrade Sydney's iconic Ferry Wharves Sydney's population is set to top five million by 2017, making it the first city in Australia to reach the five million mark. With the ten largest growth areas identified as being in the Sydney metropolitan area, the pressure to provide adequate, reliable and efficient public transport is [...]

Umow Lai takes centre stage in Ecolibrium & Digital Signage

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 the first in Victoria, and one of just two in Australia, to have achieved a 6 Star Green Star – [...]

Australian Engineers in the limelight at International Fire Protection Conference

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 as the top nation in the world in the application of fire safety engineering technology. These capabilities foster ongoing research [...]