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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 [...]

Major Breakfast Seminar focus on the Paris Agreement

For the first Major Breakfast Seminar to be held on 16 March and titled ‘The Paris Agreement, renewable’s and buildings’, Shane Esmore, Umow Lai Director and Head of Sustainability, will focus on the Agreement and the implications for the Australian building sector. The Paris Agreement came into force in November 2016, thirty days after the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 – [...]

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 [...]

Umow Lai named one of top three Green Star leaders in 2014

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) named Umow Lai among their top three Leadership Consultancies for Green Star certifications in Australia in 2014. Shane Esmore, Umow Lai Director and Head of Sustainability, had the following to say about the achievement: We strive to provide leadership and innovation in the industry and being at the [...]

Umow Lai’s Matt Webb Featured in Ecolibrium: Problem Solver

PhD Student and Umow Lai consultant Matthew Webb, M.AIRAH, is a finalist in the coming AIRAH Awards 2014.   Read the full Ecolibrium Member Profile.

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 [...]