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Umow Lai continues winning streak

Umow Lai is proud to once again be part of the team on award winning projects 171 Collins Street and the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Awarded 2017 Victorian Development of the Year and Tenderfield People’s Choice by the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Innovation & Excellence Awards, 171 Collins Street is [...]

Two major hospitals under PPP delivered successfully

Umow Lai’s capacity to deliver a range of engineering services for highly specialised hospital projects with distinctive and complex requirements is nowhere more evident than in the health sector.  Queensland’s $1.87B Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the $630M Bendigo Hospital in Victoria recently opened their doors. The Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) commenced patient care [...]

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 Future Leaders Network discuss industry trends

The Future Leaders event, to be held at 6.00pm on 1st March will launch the 2017 Program. Taking advantage of the warmer weather, the event will be held on the outdoor terrace at Umow Lai’s South Yarra office, providing an excellent networking atmosphere for industry Future Leaders. The Future Leaders program is aimed at professionals [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Energy Efficiency? We get it. What about Real Sustainability?

Contributor: Digby Hall, Principal Sustainability Consultant After all these years I still get that little shiver of anticipation when I receive a request for a tender proposal titled “sustainability” or “ESD” – that’s my thing, my passion, my business, and I know I’m good at it. Yet, with unfortunate and increasing regularity (you’d have to [...]