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The Umow Lai Way


Umow Lai is a leading multi-disciplinary Building Services Engineering and Sustainability (ESD) consultancy that is synonymous with design excellence, quality, ecologically sustainable development and award winning projects.

Umow Lai

[ Integration – fluidityprecision – innovation]

“The name Umow Lai was derived from the combination of two names; my fellow founding partner, George Umow and my name, Dominic Lai.

The company was built on the four principles of: Integration, Fluidity, Precision and Innovation. Umow Lai stands for these qualities which will be consistent into the future of our business.”

Dominic Lai, Former Managing Director

Dominic and George


Why Choose Umow Lai?


Umow Lai provide exceptional service to our clients and we strive to meet all of their objectives and expectations. Our design solutions are tailored to suit each project’s objective. We add value by being at the forefront of world’s best practice and actively enhance our knowledge of emerging technologies and advanced design techniques.

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Award Winning Service


Umow Lai applies an integrated approach to projects, involving engineers with a variety of skills working together toward common goals, providing our clients with the best possible design solution.


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An Award Winning Portfolio


We are proud that many of our projects have won national and international awards for excellence. This is a testament to our highly skilled and innovative engineers and our creative architectural partners.


We Love our Clients, And They Love Us

“An unbelievably, brilliantly fantastic achievement

from a great team of professionals”


“Guys, this is an unbelievably, brilliantly fantastic achievement from a great team of professionals – Fujitsu will forever be in your debt. Sincerely hope we get the chance to bring the same team together on a future project.” – Greg Fawcett, General Manager, Fujitsu Australia

“I have always found Umow Lai to be a responsive,

professional, ethical and innovative organisation”


“I have always found Umow Lai to be a responsive, professional, ethical and innovative organisation that sets and achieves very high standards in all things they undertake. ” – Graeme Kaye, Major Projects Victoria

Reaching for the Stars


We boast the most 6 Star Green Star ratings nationwide and have been awarded over 50 innovation credits in our projects.

Green Star GBCA

Building Aftercare


We recognise the importance of looking after our buildings during their occupation. This ensures the building performs as intended and the asset provides optimal return on investment.  


Umow Lai in the News


Our work is often recognised in the national and regional media, take a look at our news page for the latest updates.


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Our Philosophy

The Umow Lai philosophy is based on the principles of;

Integration, Fluidity, Precision and Innovation.

Umow Lai’s commitment to enhance the scope and quality of consulting services offered to our clients underpins everything we do.

Our professional services are delivered at the highest standard due to our uniquely integrated approach across disciplines.

An Australian Owned

Company with a Global Outlook


Founded in Melbourne in 1991 by George Umow and Dominic Lai, Umow Lai employs over 100 staff in its offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The firm also has associate offices in Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Hong Kong, Vietnam and New Zealand.

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