Category: Services


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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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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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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ISV 2018 Surveying Expo – Adaptation and Implementation

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Infrastructure, Melbourne, Our people, Survey. Comments Off on ISV 2018 Surveying Expo – Adaptation and Implementation

22nd August

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 …

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Women in Property – A Quiet Movie Night of Architecture

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Architectural Design, Christchurch, Events, News, Our people, Sponsorships. Comments Off on Women in Property – A Quiet Movie Night of Architecture

21st August

As part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, the NZ Women in Property committee recently held a movie night screening Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect. Our Architectural Design Manager Kristen Neri is an active member of the committee and we were proud to showcase some of innovation technology to the audience at such an event.

Held at the Northlands Mall, the main attraction seemed to take place prior to the screening with young architect, Isaac Kawati, hosting a virtual reality demonstration for attendees to experience. Attendees had the opportunity to experience New Zealand’s inaugural project – Hackett Road, Jacks Point – as well as Melbourne reality models of Bourke Street and Hosier Lane.

“There was a bit of excitement around the VR and attendees were blown away being able to be immersed in a design and an existing environment while also …

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Addressing Energy Efficiency and Smart Design in New Zealand Housing

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Building Design, Christchurch, Events, Urban Development. Comments Off on Addressing Energy Efficiency and Smart Design in New Zealand Housing

31st July

The 2018 Exemplar Homes Tour has recently completed its run through Christchurch providing “a rare opportunity for residents to experience high-performing homes that are not normally available to view” and bringing much needed developments in energy efficiency and smart design to the forefront of public attention. Taylors New Zealand representative, Project Architect Jayant Rana, attended the forum event to learn of the latest innovations.

“The event was exploring energy efficient housing and the use of alternate construction methods.” Commented Jayant. A Business New Zealand article states that the message behind this event was to draw attention to New Zealand’s outdated building code and to change a strong mindset that energy efficiency and affordability don’t go hand in hand. “There are simple construction techniques that can be used to achieve energy efficient houses at a comparable price to normal construction methods.”

Twelve of …

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Focus On: Urban Cadastral Surveyor – International Involvement Provides Local Opportunity

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Melbourne, Our people, Southeast Asia, Subdivision, Survey. Comments Off on Focus On: Urban Cadastral Surveyor – International Involvement Provides Local Opportunity

24th July

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 …

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Trimble’s ‘Early Experience Program’ brings SiteVision to Taylors

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Civil Engineering, Melbourne, Our people, Services, Survey. Comments Off on Trimble’s ‘Early Experience Program’ brings SiteVision to Taylors

12th July

First brought to the public’s attention in early 2017, Trimble SiteVision is “a high accuracy mixed reality system” designed to interpret elaborate geospatial data into easy to understand information for clients and users in the “context of existing surroundings”. Several Taylors team members had the opportunity this week to be the first industry professionals to participate in Trimble’s Early Experience Program and see how SiteVision can revolutionise working partnerships between geospatial data managers, and engineers and planners.

The main intention for SiteVision is to allow for complete ease of use and client engagement through visualisation of accurate 3D models in the field. The data presented can be “reviewed from any angle or position” and allows the ‘boots on the ground’ professionals to make accurate observations regarding the impact of electrical utilities, visualising landscape architecture, road plans and overall project progress.

SiteVision benefits …

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