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 …
Taylors are regular providers of work experience opportunities for young, developing minds to expand their educational horizons and to let keen students learn more about their potential career path. Taylors most recent work experience student, Elana, was initially concerned that her broad educational interests might prevent her from knowing which career to follow, but during her time at Taylors, the experience encouraged her to think differently and discover new skills.
Initially placed into the People, Culture and Brand, and Health and Safety teams, Elana was keen to step out and begin immersing herself in the opportunities available to her. “It was good, we went out and I got to see how it all works outside of the office. I helped with the Health and Safety toolboxes and went with Matt (Health and Safety Coordinator) out to a site to see 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 …
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.”
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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 …
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 …