Category: Survey


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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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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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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Grand Prix race goers experience life in the virtual fast lane

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Melbourne, News, Our people, Survey. Comments Off on Grand Prix race goers experience life in the virtual fast lane

19th April

The Australian Formula 1® Grand Prix is one of the most well-known and highly anticipated events of the Melbourne sporting calendar, with thousands of avid race-goers descending upon the otherwise quiet and tranquil Albert Park parkland for that one electrifying weekend in March.

What many don’t know is that the media doesn’t exaggerate when they mention that the park has been “completely transformed” in preparation for this weekend. The Grand Prix is ‘one of the few temporary sporting tracks’ which requires complete construction, and in a limited time frame. No other annual sporting event in the world requires a transformation this extensive; a multitude of companies working tirelessly behind the scenes to build the ‘largest temporary overlay’ for a world-class race-track from the ground up; and Taylors is proud to be one of those companies.

Taylors was first engaged by the Australian …

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Infrastructure, Our people, Survey. Comments Off on International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018

16th February

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 …

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Focus On: Mesh Modelling with Marshall Richards

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Our people, Projects, Survey. Comments Off on Focus On: Mesh Modelling with Marshall Richards

1st November

My name is Marshall Richards, I’m a project surveyor at Taylors and I really enjoy doing basically any sort of representation of the real world in three dimensions, particularly the natural world, and the non-built world where there’s no sort of straight lines. So I have slotted into the 3D modelling and BIM team here.

What is mesh modelling?
Mesh models are one way to represent the natural surfaces, or really any surface. It’s a bunch of complex triangles which are quite an old way to represent the way the terrain changes but with modern methods those triangles can recalculate as you zoom in and define very complex surfaces very well. Essentially with triangles you can represent any three-dimensional shape. Point clouds are another way and mesh models can be made from point clouds.

How can this technology be applied to land development projects …

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BIM: The next big thing in urban development

Posted by Administrator in Asset Recording, Infrastructure, News, Projects, Survey. Comments Off on BIM: The next big thing in urban development

1st November

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 …

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M-City: Melbourne’s newest and largest mixed-use development

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Civil Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Projects, Survey, Urban Design. Comments Off on M-City: Melbourne’s newest and largest mixed-use development

16th October

M-City is set to be Melbourne’s largest mixed-use development outside of the CBD. Located in Clayton the 35,000m² community will include 600 + apartments, a hotel, office complex, and an extensive shopping and dining precinct. Here’s how it’s progressing so far.

Located just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the Monash region is experiencing strong capital growth. It is consistently outperforming metropolitan Melbourne in real estate market growth, demonstrated by a 19 percent median house price growth in 12 months.

These conditions make it the perfect location for the new M-City development, a major mixed-use complex that is set to be released to tender shortly.

Taylors was awarded the survey and subdivision services for the development, but has actually been involved with the project for the last ten years. Taylors’ General Manager – Urban Development Survey, Leo Bateman, said “We’ve completed boundary marking and …

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