In late 2016, Anthony Dorinko, Associate Director and Mechanical Engineer, was appointed to the Society of Building Services Engineers, a Technical Society of the peak professional body, Engineers Australia.
“The Society promotes, for the benefit of the public in general, the art, science and practice of Building Services Engineering associated with the built environment and as building services encompassing many engineering and technical fields, I expect the role to be quite varied,” he explains. “I’ve only been in the position for a few months so I am looking forward to re-establishing links with kindred organisations such as AIRAH and CIBSE, and providing interesting and relative information to all the various building services engineers in the construction industry.”
When asked about a stand-out project he has worked on, Anthony nominated the Customs and Quarantine building at Melbourne Airport as the most interesting and challenging. “It incorporated everything from office space to laboratories and armoury and was delivered as a design and construct arrangement. I was involved in estimating, designing, delivery and commissioning of the overall project.”
Currently Anthony is engaged on a range of Umow Lai projects including South East Water’s Headquarters, commercial buildings at 150 and 171 Collins Street, the Victorian State Coronial Services Centre, and numerous Telstra Exchanges.
When not in the office, he can be found on the golf course. “I’m an extremely bad golfer but really enjoy the four to five hours of walking and talking – together with my 100 plus strokes.”
James Gungl, Associate and Mechanical Engineer, is a Health Care Specialist also based in Umow Lai’s Melbourne office.
Elected as Victorian President of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) in 2016, James oversees the Victorian committee, with responsibility for organising regular training and development opportunities for professionals in the HVAC&R industry.
“AIRAH is the leading membership organisation for people in the HVAC&R industry within Australia,” he explains. “Our focus is promoting knowledge sharing across all sectors of the industry, from consultants, to contractors and equipment suppliers. The monthly sessions which the Victorian committee organise provide a valuable opportunity to learn from industry leaders as well as networking with local peers.”
James also relishes the challenges encountered in his work on health care projects, whether as a fly-in-fly-out project leader working on the National Cancer Centre in Singapore, or engagement on the new Bendigo and Royal Adelaide Hospitals and upgrades to the Alfred Hospital.
“I like the exposure to projects on a scale and complexity not frequently seen in most building sectors. Health care projects can often span a diverse range of functional areas from clinical spaces and patient areas, to laboratories, data centres, and offices and teaching spaces.” he explains.
And like his colleague Anthony, James enjoys a game of golf – as well as spending time at the snow.