From the Working Environment to the Playing Ground

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Melbourne, News, Our people, People, Culture & Brand. Comments Off on From the Working Environment to the Playing Ground

27th September

The annual football luncheons are the most anticipated events on the Taylors sporting and social calendars as it gives a chance for directors and clients alike to enjoy a well-deserved afternoon away from the regular working environment and in the midst of the great playing ground, the MCG.

This years UDIA and PCA Footy Lunches were well attended by Taylors delegates and esteemed clients, some of whom had not experienced this opportunity before, but were grateful for the fun day out. As Taylors General Manager of Business Development – and devoted St Kilda supporter –, Sarkis Yelandjian explains, “It’s a good social day where everyone is in a great mood”.

The UDIA Footy Luncheon was the first occasion on the calendar this year with key speakers from both the AFL and AFLW discussing topics surrounding equality and work-life balance at great …

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Focus On: Design Guidelines | The Foundation of Good Design

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Business units, Design Guidelines, Melbourne, Our people, Planning. Comments Off on Focus On: Design Guidelines | The Foundation of Good Design

20th September

The key to good design, comes from having good foundations and guidelines to follow. Whether it be the design of public spaces, the layout of cities, or the building design of a local neighbourhood, having design guidelines in place ensures safe, liveable spaces. Some of these guidelines stem from common sense, while others are developed from collections of study, but all of these intend to implement a principle without restricting creativity in design.

At Taylors, the Design Guidelines team is autonomous, working behind the spotlight to ensure quality delivery of multiple projects, but they are a crucial complement to multiple teams, as Design Guidelines Manager, Melanie Memery explains.

Where does Design Guidelines sit among the Taylors team and what does the day to day look like?
We’re a self-run team, but we operate within the Urban Development Planning team and get most of …

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Speak Up about Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Christchurch, In the Media, Melbourne, Our people, People, Culture & Brand. Comments Off on Speak Up about Mental Health in the Workplace

14th September

Are you okay?
It’s a simple question, often raised flippantly in water cooler conversation. It can also be said in ways like, ‘how’s it going?’ ‘how are you?’ ‘what’s happening?’, but all variations are often met with the response, ‘good’, ‘fine’, ‘alright’. How often do we ask, are you okay, and really listen to the answer? You may say you listen every time, but is it only on days like R U OK Day that you stop and focus? At Taylors, mental health in the workplace is as vital as physical health, and we’re working toward raising awareness around the issue that needs to be addressed.

In light of R U OK Day this year, the Taylors office took the opportunity to officially recognise the initiative and progress toward implementing a framework that will aim to reduce the stigma around mental health …

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Taylors and Habitat for Humanity – An International Working Relationship

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Indonesia, Infrastructure, Our people, Projects, Services, Southeast Asia. Comments Off on Taylors and Habitat for Humanity – An International Working Relationship

3rd September

Beginning as a grassroots effort in Georgia, United States in 1976, Habitat for Humanity is an international not-for-profit housing organisation who provide financial support and volunteer to support affordable housing movements around the world. Taylors are proud to be working alongside such a supportive and thoughtful movement through our Jakarta representative, Thomas Smid.

The relationship between Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and Taylors was established after having contact at a networking event with the Indonesian Australian Business Council. A follow up meeting with the non-profit organisation saw an agreement made to provide them with Taylors services as a gift in the form of the 3D Virtual Tours and models.

The job at hand entailed using matterport to create virtual tours of individual dwellings due to be upgraded by the organisation to improve the quality of life in the village. The matterport was used …

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