Category: Southeast Asia
The Tour de East Japan Kashima to Hachinohe 800km ride is a charity experience to commemorate and acknowledge the life-changing effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Taylors team member Michael Olthof (Senior Design Engineer) has elected to take part in the ride this year as an opportunity to immerse himself in the culture, and Taylors are proud to be supporting him on this memorable journey.
“My main purpose for joining this event is for the experience of seeing parts of Japan I haven’t seen before. I’ll be travelling with a group of predominantly Japanese people, there are 14 people doing the trip, and the only foreigners are myself and another guy from Melbourne. It will be a good opportunity for cultural exchange and to find out a bit more about these people and where they live, learn about the …
On the 4th of March, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission in Jakarta organized the Indonesia-Australia Smart City Forum 2019 as part of the Austrade’s ASEAN Smart City Mission 2019. The focus of this event was to bring together Indonesian and Australian businesses that are working within the development of smart and sustainable cities, along with Indonesian city and district governments.
With key attendees including, Senator Simon Birmingham (Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment), Adam Beck (CEO of Smart City Council Australia and New Zealand), Suhono Supangkat (Chairman of APIC (Indonesia Smart Initiatives Association)), and mayors from several Indonesian city governments, the event focused on current initiatives in place to achieve sustainability in the future.
Alongside the notable figures of governments and corporations, presentations were also given by companies focusing on different opportunities to contribute to the big picture of sustainability.
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 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 …
Taylors involvement with international community initiatives and our partnership with the Fiji Housing Authority has provided Noa with the opportunity to gain knowledge from Victorian surveying firms and help him grow and understand another country’s techniques. Noa, originally from Fiji, is now enthusiastically completing work placement in our Melbourne office.
“Taylors was recommended by my superiors in Fiji who had worked with them before on a Fijian project.” Said Noa. “The recommendation came around the time when I had been researching survey firms around the Melbourne area, and I became motivated to approach the company as it suited the areas that I want to be exposed to.” As an experienced surveyor for the Fiji government, Noa has come on board with our Urban Development Survey and Subdivision team at Taylors as part of a scholarship. The scholarship requires a number of …