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2020-09-08
Started in 2012, the Zak World of Façades conference series has grown to become a globally renowned event promoting new concepts, best practices, and current trends in the building envelope segment. Keeping the Australian architectural community connected with the latest trends in façade design and engineering, Zak World of Façades is pleased... Read more
2020-08-28
In the future net-zero carbon buildings will be driven not only by social responsibility but by policy and changing codes and standards. Now is the time to take action. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) ANZ Virtual Seminar – 2020 Vision for a 2030 Reality, brings experts from both sides of the Tasman... Read more
2020-05-29
Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) is the nation’s peak industry body for facilities management. FMA serves and promotes the interests of those who create, operate, and maintain Australia's built environment. A primary focus of FMA is to ensure that the needs of facilities managers are underst... Read more
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Melbourne | Umow Lai Leadership


  • Executive Chairman, Umow Lai
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    Dominic is Executive Chairman of Umow Lai, member of Integral Group, and a registered fire safety, mechanical, and electrical engineer. Dominic has over 32 years of experience in commercial, educational, hospitals, institutional, and research facilities, and has developed skills in mechanical and fire safety system design for these facilities. Dominic is a firm believer that building services engineers should possess multi-disciplinary skills to provide ‘total solutions’ for clients. His current focus is on delivering Ecologically Sustainable Development engineering solutions for clients.

  • Managing Director, Australia
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    Andrew is Managing Director for Australia.  With a background and strong passion for fire engineering and fire protection design, Andrew has also led design and construction for multi-discipline projects of varying complexity across a range of market sectors.

  • Principal, Melbourne
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    David provides specialist consulting advice on building energy, building envelope, internal environment quality and wellness, micro-climate, wind comfort and visualization of analysis data using augmented and virtual reality technologies. The combination of technical expertise and analysis skills across these areas enables David to provide a holistic perspective to built environment design that recognizes the commercial imperative and drives sustainable outcomes that address the needs and risks of key stakeholders including developer, landlord and occupant.

    David leads the Building Physics group overseeing energy modeling for major projects, evaluating options for energy conservation, optimizing the design of energy centers and submitting detailed energy strategy reports to planning authorities – most recently for the Nine Elms Skills Centre – 40,000 sqm hotel, residential + further education development in London.

    David continues to refine a suite of bespoke tools to assist our clients in applying WELL Building strategies to their projects, and is in the process of achieving recognition as a WELL Accredited Professional.

  • Director, Melbourne
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    David is a director at Umow Lai, member of Integral Group, and leads the Melbourne mechanical team. He manages the technical development of his team while challenging and encouraging project engineers to develop multidisciplinary skills and innovative design solutions for clients. David is a registered mechanical and fire safety engineer and lectures on fire engineering at Victoria University, Melbourne. He is widely recognized by his peers as an accomplished project leader of multi-disciplinary teams on complex institutional, advanced technology, and laboratory projects.

  • Director, National Business Development Manager, Australia
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    Ken is a director at Umow Lai, member of Integral Group, and the National Business Development Manager for Australia. He is a registered electrical engineer with specialist skills in communication/IT services and a wide range of building typologies. Ken has developed expertise in leading cross-functional engineering teams and coordination with other design professionals. His multidisciplinary skills in electrical engineering and communication services supports business growth and the firm’s integrated team philosophy.

  • Director, Melbourne
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    Mark is a director at Umow Lai, member of Integral Group, and a registered electrical engineer. Mark has extensive experience in project leadership of multi-discipline engineering design teams on complex projects in the building and property industry.  He possesses skills in team leadership and project management capabilities including mentoring of staff on project performance issues. Mark understands the broad aspect of design principles across all building services disciplines and their inter-dependencies. His strong preference is to contribute beyond his core discipline boundaries.

  • Director, Melbourne
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    Shane is a director at Umow Lai, member of Integral Group, and principal of the specialist sustainability group. Shane is one of Australia’s leading sustainability consultants and is pioneering integration of sustainability principles to the built environment in Australia and overseas. Shane’s innovative approach to green and low-energy buildings has produced award-winning designs that are both sustainable and cost effective. He has developed deep knowledge and skill in the integration of innovative design solutions that enhance indoor environment quality, reduce emissions and recurrent costs, and improve environmental outcomes.

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