Category: Business units


Taylors Swifts take on strong competition

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Melbourne, Our people, People, Culture & Brand. Comments Off on Taylors Swifts take on strong competition

18th March

The DCE Soccer Tournament returned for its 11th year this February; an annual indoor soccer tournament run to support the Property Industry Foundation and made up of ten teams from metropolitan Melbourne land development consultancies. The competition was set to be fierce with strong teams from previous years returning to get active, network with others and most importantly, raise funds.

The Taylors Swifts returned with fresh new faces and a fierce new game plan, with their eyes on the prize and their hearts in the game. The 2019 squad was made up of:
– Enes Bolat
– Will Brown
– Ryland Cranwell
– Mark Grey
– Michael Korfiatis
– Matthew Law
– Raymond Li
– Leonardo Mai
– Harry Nguyen
– Alex Philalay
– Michael Ruhsam

The tournament took place over five weekly rounds, and the competition was strong from the beginning.

Round 1: Taylors Swifts v. Traffix United
It was a fierce first game, …

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The Diversity Dilemma – Is Your Inclusion Strategy Inclusive?

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in In the Media, Melbourne, News, Our people, People, Culture & Brand. Comments Off on The Diversity Dilemma – Is Your Inclusion Strategy Inclusive?

25th February

The conversation surrounding diversity in the workplace can be a hotly debated topic and often one misunderstood. In the most recent issue of CSV Magazine, Taylors own People, Culture and Brand Manager, Andrea Crane, offers her insight to the discussion and shares why diversity needs to be a key business value.
See the full article below.

Approach anyone in the lunchroom and ask them what is meant by diversity in the workplace and invariably the response will be something that heads straight for the gender parity discussion. Ask about employer strategies around diversity and you will find an even more clunky conversation and uncertainty around organisational policy, culture initiatives and change.

This is the diversity challenge that has arrived front and centre for the SME within our industry, and like everything in an age of rapid-fire business disruption, no longer to be …

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2018: The Year That Was

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Brisbane, Christchurch, Indonesia, Melbourne, News, Our people. Comments Off on 2018: The Year That Was

20th December

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instil in us.” – Hal Borland

2018 is coming to a close and despite occasionally wondering how long the year had left, we have now found ourselves asking, where did the time go? It’s been a supercharged year for Team Taylors, with everyone pulling together to bring great visions to life and forge new networks, so what better time to reflect on all the wisdom the past year has brought us.

March 2018
It was all systems go when March arrived, with sporting events, award ceremonies, and exhibitions aplenty. The month began with the National Surveying Consultancy Awards, held at the National Surveying Congress for 2018. The ceremony annually recognizes the ‘peak surveying consultancies’ in Australia and awards firms that can …

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Industry relationships in the spotlight at UDIA Awards for Excellence

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Awards, Events, Melbourne, Projects, Urban Development. Comments Off on Industry relationships in the spotlight at UDIA Awards for Excellence

17th December

The UDIA Awards for Excellence is a prestigious event on the land development calendar that aims to showcase the finest work of the property industry and encourage the public to learn more about ground-breaking projects underway across the state. This year’s awards were a particularly exciting time for the Taylors team after being shortlisted for the Consultants Excellence Award and seeing several esteemed clients also up for awards.

Through hard work and perseverance, the whole Taylors team contributed to a challenging project worthy of public note. The Shelton Park (Waterways) Development is a testament to Taylors values of strong client relationships and solutions and has been under development since 2005. Working with Monomeath Developments, Taylors have provided services including – but not limited to – Strategic Planning, Urban Design and Master Planning, Engineering Design and Delivery, Asset Recording and Design Guidelines …

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Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | End of One Chapter, Start of the Next

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Melbourne, Our people, Subdivision, Survey, Urban Development. Comments Off on Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | End of One Chapter, Start of the Next

30th November

At Taylors, we encourage the professional development of all our team members and regularly participate in workshops, seminars, industry membership and affiliate activities to provide a wealth of experience and expertise to our clients.

Our Survey and Subdivision team is one of the largest in Victoria with over 25 Survey professionals and 10 Licensed Surveyors from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. As major contributors to the Survey profession, we always have surveying graduates on Professional Training Agreements to obtain their Licence and continue the Taylors legacy.
One of two most recent licensees, Raymond Li, talks about the process of his Professional Training Agreement and what the achievement now means for him.

Could you explain the PTA process and your view on it?
Firstly, I had to get a university degree, and then get some work experience under the belt – I think …

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Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | The Start of the Next Journey

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Our people, Subdivision, Survey, Urban Development. Comments Off on Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | The Start of the Next Journey

23rd November

At Taylors, we encourage the professional development of all our team members and regularly participate in workshops, seminars, industry membership and affiliate activities to provide a wealth of experience and expertise to our clients.

Our Survey and Subdivision team is one of the largest in Victoria with over 25 Survey professionals and 10 Licensed Surveyors from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. As major contributors to the Survey profession, we often have surveying graduates on Professional Training Agreements to obtain their Licence and continue the Taylors legacy.
One of two most recent graduates, Craig Lyons, talks about the process of his Professional Training Agreement and what the achievement now means for him.

What was the process you underwent?
I started the professional training agreement (PTA) seven and a half years ago, and that involved submitting four projects to the board – the Professional …

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Augmented Architecture on show at AIS Equinox

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Infrastructure, Melbourne, Our people, Services. Comments Off on Augmented Architecture on show at AIS Equinox

24th October

The 2018 AIS Equinox Exhibitions continued their 2018 run visiting the arts and culture capital of Melbourne earlier this month, and Taylors are proud to have once again been exhibiting the latest technology developments and their benefits to the architecture space.

Designed to connect architects, interior designers and design specifiers in a boutique environment, AIS Equinox offers a relaxed networking night different from larger tradeshows or exhibitions. Taking centre stage in this intimate setting, was the Taylors booth, with VR and new augmented reality developments on show for an enthused audience.

The night was well attended, by industry leaders and young professionals keen to know what was new in the technology space with the lure of interactivity drawing many to the Taylors booth. With several talented Taylors team members on hand scattered amongst the audience, knowledge sharing opportunities were endless.

“Discussing the …

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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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