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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Investing in our Future – Interview with Matthew Webb, AIRAH 2014 Student of the Year

Biomimicry, from Greek "bios" (meaning life) and "mimesis" (to imitate) is innovation inspired by nature. It offers designers - in all fields of human endeavour - innovation opportunities to develop new products, processes and systems in a more sustainable way. Matt is a sustainability consultant at Umow Lai who specialises in the detailed analysis of [...]

Design and Facilities Harmony Leads to Sustainability Benchmark

171 Collins Street is one of the most highly awarded sustainable buildings in Australia, and incorporates a number of sustainability features, in terms of both equipment and design. In October, it was announced that the building had achieved a 6 Star Green Star 'As Built' rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Facility [...]

Umow Lai hires Digby Hall

Digby Hall has been appointed principal sustainability consultant NSW with Umow Lai. He was previously with Aurecon for two years and also founded his own company, Synergy, which he ran for more than five years until 2012 after leaving a 10-year stint with Woods Bagot. Mr Hall is a strong sustainability advocate and a contributor [...]

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.