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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 [...]

Australian Ballet School Residential Students call Marilyn Rowe House home

An impressive seventy eight per cent of students enrolled at the Australian Ballet School are from overseas and interstate, with some students as young as 13, have had to relocate to Melbourne with their families and in order to pursue their dreams of becoming a dancer. Now they have the option of taking advantage of [...]

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.

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.

Umow Lai’s Elizabeth Coe’s Contribution to Healthcare in Australia is Recognised

Elizabeth Coe was a finalist in the 2013 Telstra Business Women's Awards. See the Stonnington Leader article.

Umow Lai engaged for the MFB’s new $109m Training Centre

Building services consultancy; Umow Lai has been engaged as the engineering services and sustainability consultancy for a new, $109 million training facility for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB). Having completed the design development phase in collaboration with the MFB, Major Projects Victoria and architects; Woods Bagot; Umow Lai is now working with Leighton Contractors to [...]

171 Collins Street – Victoria’s first 6 Star Green Star Rated premium office building

“What makes the 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 Certified Rating that has been awarded to 171 Collins Street so special is that it is the first premium–grade commercial 6 star building in Melbourne for 20 years,” said Eben Simmons, sustainability expert and an Associate Director of Umow Lai. The building services company [...]

Pixel now most highly rated LEEDs building in the world

Grocon has done it again. This time it’s just wowed the international green giants with the highest LEED award in the world for its Pixel building in Melbourne. But take a bow too the sustainability consultants Umow Lai and architects studio505. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating, from the US Green Building Council, [...]

LEED Pixel

It’s now official. Pixel has received the highest environmental rating in the world. Grocon’s Pixel Building, on the corner of Bouverie and Queensberry Streets in Carlton, has received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating from the US Green Building Council.   Read the Grocon media release.

Going Green in Dandenong

Victorian ash timber salvaged from the Black Saturday bushfires is a key design feature of the new 6-star government services office built as part of the revitalisation of central Dandenong. The $80 million building built by Grocon is a landmark designed to act as a catalyst for further investment in central Dandenong  - a 15 [...]

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