For half a century Taylors have been evolving their integrated suite of planning and survey disciplines, using the best-available technology to stay ahead in the field. For the Jaques Richmond project, Taylors provided a range of services, from the early survey set up, cadastral boundary checking, and establishment of the gridlines and primary control network, through to ongoing as-built surveying.
The early set up was handled by the Taylors Urban Development team, who faced the challenge posed by surveying for a new build in an existing industrial structure, with limited access points and all pre-existing services still onsite. The second survey stage was undertaken by the Taylors Infrastructure survey team, who needed to maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet the demands of the construction program. The teams used the latest robotic Trimble S8 surveying equipment, which efficiently deliver results …
On the 31st of July, our Board, senior management team and 10-Year Club members got together with the past directors of Taylors to celebrate our 50th anniversary milestone. Special guests included founder John Taylor, past directors Peter Avery and Geoff Welsh, as well as more recent past director Creighton Parker. Unfortunately past director Nik Phizacklea couldn’t be with us due to heart surgery and we wish him well in his recovery.
Over dinner and drinks at Taxi restaurant, a great night of reflection and reminiscing was had by all with many stories shared about the ‘good old days’, particularly prompted by a review of the first Job Book, early days Taylors memorabilia and photos from the archives.
The featured survey photo of John Taylor in 1963 stands out as an iconic representation of where we have come from and just how far …
The Taylors NBN journey started back in July 2010. The NBN project was in its infancy. A trial rollout had begun in Tasmania and the project was gaining some media coverage, however the coverage was largely political and few in the mainstream business community had started to turn their heads in the NBN direction. In fact, in the wake of the GFC many businesses were still picking themselves up and dusting themselves off, particularly businesses heavily exposed to the development industry, which of course includes most surveying firms. Though inexperienced in the space, strategically we were well positioned given that two years earlier we had established an infrastructure team to target projects such as this.
When we began our investigations in to the NBN we knew we had a long road ahead of us. The majority of our previous work had …
Taylors, through its Corporate Social Responsibility program is helping improve the lives of those living along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea by contributing to the construction of the Kokoda College.
The Kokoda College is an initiative of The Kokoda Track Foundation, a not‐for‐profit organisation that works with the communities living along and around the Kokoda Track and assists in education, health, community development, and microbusiness. The College will be a state-of-the-art training facility based in Kokoda village. The College will train urgently needed elementary teachers, primary teachers and community health workers for PNG and will train enough of these professionals to meet the needs of the entire Kokoda Track catchment area within its first 3 years of operations. Construction is underway and the College will open its doors in February 2014.
Taylors will contribute to this project by assisting volunteer and Taylors …
Taylors have come on board as sponsors of the Metropolitan Trainers Premiership of Harness Racing Victoria this year.
Click here to view the Australian Harness Racing article on Taylors.
A great day was had by all on Friday 19th April at the beautiful Heritage Golf and Country Club for the annual Baptcare and CHT Architects’ Charity Golf Day.
Director, Nick Hooper, and Town Planner, Brooke Templeton, joined 95 other players in a great game of golf, followed by lunch. Through sponsorships, players fees and charity holes, the day raised over $45,000 for the Baptcare Family and Community Services programs, which includes:
Programs working with children in foster or kinship care
Parenting programs such as, Home-Start programs for struggling families
Programs supporting children with disabilities
This was Baptcare’s most successful result, in terms of income raised, for the event in the five years they have held it.