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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 [...]

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 [...]

Inside Story

The Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star rating tool has undergone a number of recent changes – none more controversial, perhaps, than the deletion of the air-change effectiveness credit, IEQ-2. Sean McGowan talks about the impact of these changes on computational fluid dynamics with NDY senior sustainability consultant Richard Jelbert; Simultude’s Dr Colin Allison, M.AIRAH; Cundall director Caimin McCabe, [...]

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 [...]

Umow Lai Grows Sustainability Education Experience

Umow Lai continues to carve out a reputation for delivering sustainable buildings in the university sector, most recently exemplified by the Daniel Mannix Building that has achieved a 6 Star Green Star design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. Built for the Australian Catholic University in Fitzroy, the project is now being submitted [...]

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Umow Lai’ engaged on their largest project in Queensland for the Tatts Group

Umow Lai is working on their largest project in Queensland: the new $80 million Australian headquarters for the Tatts Group Limited located in the Gasworks precinct in Newstead on the eastern fringe of Brisbane’s CBD. The national consultancy’s expertise in engineering and environmentally sustainable services will help the Tatts building achieve its aims to operate [...]

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