As residential living becomes smarter and more inclusive of situations including multi-generational living and communal space, is there growing potential in the Australian market for the possibility of shared backyards among residential dwellings? For generations, Australians have thrived off the idea of owning their ‘forever home’ with a spacious yard and picket fence to flag-post the boundaries of their property.
However, with the concept of shared backyards emerging around the world for varied purposes – sustainable shared food production in North America and Canada, multi-generational dwellings across Asia – has the time come for Australians to do away with the fence and embrace communal living in our own backyard?
Victorian news program, The Project, approached the issue last week by way of inviting Peter Vlitas of Avid Property Group to share his views on this “incredibly optimistic picture of suburban living.”
The topic …
With the year quickly drawing to a close, it is time for people to come together and celebrate the year that was and the achievements that were accomplished in the last twelve months. Several Taylors team members have been well known figures of numerous industry committees for some time now, and as such made their appearances – with young Taylors professionals alongside who are keen to step up in 2018 – at the ALDE, YPG, and UDIA end of year celebrations.
ALDE YEiLD – 2017: A Year in Review
Taylors has members on both the ALDE and YEiLD Committee, Design Engineer Nic Green and Graduate Engineer Adit Kakkar respectively, and jointly attended to learn of how both committees would progress into the new year. “The event was held to provide members of ALDE’s YEiLD division (Young Engineers in Land Development) a chance …
The 2017 BuzzConf took place last weekend at Phoenix Park, Ballan and despite the unprecedented downpour, spirits remained un-dampened as new and innovative technologies were showcased to a diverse audience.
It was an opportunity ‘to introduce people to new and emerging technology and foster participation, collaboration and creative thinking’, to gain knowledge of new ways that technology is being used, and to network with others who are working on innovative ways of incorporating new and emerging technology in their industries.
“The networking aspect is definitely the biggest boon I can see from the event.” Said regular attendee, Luke Clow, Web and Graphic Designer for Taylors. “Talking about ways that others are using the tech, ways that technology is changing other industries and there are plenty that are interested in what Taylors is doing as well. I learned a lot about neural networks …
Identified as a ‘not to be missed quality event’ on the Consulting Surveyor’s social and sporting calendar, the Consulting Surveyors Victoria (CSV) Corporate Golf Day gave Taylors representatives a wonderful opportunity to mingle with Land Use Victoria employees, industry stakeholders and sponsors.
Attendees got to re-connect with familiar faces, and meet with surveyors from fellow companies and the Land Use Victoria employees before engaging in some friendly competition. Any way you ‘slice’ it, the day allowed everyone to understand the situations that different parties are exposed to during the year and build relationships on a social level. ‘It makes working at a professional level so much easier when you actually know that the person you are dealing with at the other end is a reasonable person who is just trying to do their job.’
Richard Illingworth with his team members for the …
‘What happens in Pin Club, stays in Pin Club.’
It’s mentioned around the workplace, but what really is this Pin Club that excites and entices our employees? It’s a little bit tongue in cheek, it’s a bit of fun, and it’s a bit of a secret, but the main idea behind it is to “do something a bit different and special for a group of people to celebrate their longevity and to also thank them.”
“Pin Club evolved a few years ago and we now have 17 Pin Club members and we’re pretty excited about that in this day and age to have so many people who have been with the business for 10 or 15 years, and we’ve got a couple approaching the 20-year mark.” Says People, Culture and Brand General Manager (and Pin Club member) Andrea Crane. “It’s a pretty …
One of the more unique events of the corporate calendar recently took place in Melbourne; the Creative Innovation Asia Pacific Conference for 2017 was attended by Taylors Virtual Reality and Application Development Manager, Derek Van Tonder.
The conference was comprehensive, with many high-level industry executives attending dynamic workshops and being drawn in by unique technology. “The audience was very targeted for our business,” says Mr Van Tonder. “Our [virtual reality] demonstration was extremely popular and well-received because it is extremely simple. [Our] demo was a high-quality architectural scene with physically-based lighting combined with a physics demo where you could pick up objects in VR, throw around, stack the blocks and more.”
‘Derek Van Tonder demonstrates the capabilities of Taylors virtual reality technology.’
The main takeaway from this event was clear; clients and industry leaders alike have their sights set on accessible and effective …