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 …
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 …
The ISV Surveying Expo is the annual expo for the surveyors of Victoria to come together and discuss ideas and challenges currently facing the surveying industry. Demonstrations and exhibitions of the latest spatial technology are also on show, with some of those featured not yet being available to the public market. Taylors young surveyor, Maxim Tyun, had the opportunity to present on the ‘Cadastral Learnings and the changing face of Feature Survey – A Young Surveyors Perspective’ to a reputable audience of surveyors and ISV members.
Attendees and presenters at the event ranged from lecturers and the state treasurer, to developers and equipment retailers and was “a fantastic chance to exchange ideas with fellow surveyors as well as old friends.” ‘Max did an excellent job of highlighting the impacts of technology on the present and future surveying practices and emphasising the …
The 2018 FARO 3D User Conference in Jakarta received an “overwhelming response” from individuals keen to attend and provided the perfect environment for delegates and partners to connect and share knowledge, including Taylors Indonesian representative, Urban Designer, Thomas Smid.
The conference aims to bring together the technology interested community of the Asia Pacific region to “assess the capabilities and uncover the potential of 3D terrestrial laser scanning technology and solutions”. This year’s event did not disappoint, with information on the latest 3D scanning technology and the current developments in Indonesia discussed at length.
“There were several meeting opportunities with professionals in the same market space as Taylors,” commented Thomas. “And while it was mostly a presentation event, there were some exhibition elements involved as well.” The FARO 3D Conference gave interested market representatives in the Asia Pacific region a platform to …
Advertised as the “world’s largest immersive technology festival”, the 2018 VRLA Expo was held in the Los Angeles Convention Center, with attendees including entrepreneurs, software developers, producers, ad agencies, VFX houses, representatives from major motion picture studios and more. Taylors General Manager of Infrastructure, Anthony Emmerson, had the opportunity to experience the latest breakthroughs in virtual reality technology and learn how the industry is developing almost faster than anticipated.
VR developers around the world are this year realising the untapped potential of virtual reality in numerous business and leisure sectors, and the theme of this year’s VRLA, “A New Reality” tapped into that expansion of possibilities. “The main knowledge gained in summary was that the market, particularly headsets and hardware technology are advancing very fast. Headsets with 6 degrees of freedom, untethered, will be the norm in a very short space …
Labelled as a “must attend event”, the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) has started the 2018 event calendar off with a bang.
Held in Denver, Colorado just last week, Taylors Managing Director, Richard Cirillo, and General Manager of Infrastructure, Anthony Emmerson, were in attendance to hear about the latest LiDAR technology and new data techniques and technological integration.
The conference offered networking opportunities across the three days and showcased vendors and case studies from the USA while educating attendees from around the world. Aside from exhibiting the latest in airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR along with remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies, the forum provided those in the infrastructural and geospatial market with a chance to ‘participate in conference sessions and exhibitions on worlds best practice in LiDAR technology.
“[It was a great experience] being able to talk directly with equipment manufacturers …
One of the more unique events of the corporate calendar recently took place in Melbourne; the Creative Innovation Asia Pacific Conference for 2017 was attended by Taylors Virtual Reality and Application Development Manager, Derek Van Tonder.
The conference was comprehensive, with many high-level industry executives attending dynamic workshops and being drawn in by unique technology. “The audience was very targeted for our business,” says Mr Van Tonder. “Our [virtual reality] demonstration was extremely popular and well-received because it is extremely simple. [Our] demo was a high-quality architectural scene with physically-based lighting combined with a physics demo where you could pick up objects in VR, throw around, stack the blocks and more.”
‘Derek Van Tonder demonstrates the capabilities of Taylors virtual reality technology.’
The main takeaway from this event was clear; clients and industry leaders alike have their sights set on accessible and effective …
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a 3D model-based process that helps create a database of everything in a construction project, allowing for more informed decision making and the reduction of errors. This saves significant time and money, and is one of the reasons BIM is becoming the next big technology for the construction and urban development industries.
BIM is a process that creates and manages all the data involved in a project, and can involve generating digital representations of a project’s components.
In its 15-year plan, released in 2016, Infrastructure Australia urged the sector to capitalise on technologies such as BIM to improve the planning, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure.
The plan stated, “Governments should make the use of Building Information Modelling – which enables the generation of three-dimensional models of buildings, infrastructure and places – mandatory for the design and delivery of …
Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) technology collects survey data in a fraction of the time it takes conventional methods and Taylors have recently purchased one of the only systems in Australia.
Mobile mapping survey technologies have been rapidly advancing over the last few years in response to industry demand for increased safety, productivity, and accuracy on projects. The technologies allow surveyors to conduct highly efficient surveys of major infrastructure such as road networks, electricity networks, large buildings, schools and universities, airports, hospitals and treatment plants.
Taylors has been working with BCE Surveying from Perth to operate the Trimble MX8 in Victoria, which is cutting edge outdoor mobile mapping technology that provides LiDAR and high-resolution imagery for projects at speeds not possible with traditional laser scanning.
Applications for mobile mapping in Australia
Taylors Infrastructure Operations Manager Anthony Emmerson said the greatest benefit of mobile …