Category: News

Indoor and Outdoor Mobile Laser Mapping Technology Solutions

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26th July

Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) technology collects survey data in a fraction of the time it takes conventional methods and Taylors have recently purchased one of the only systems in Australia.

Mobile mapping survey technologies have been rapidly advancing over the last few years in response to industry demand for increased safety, productivity, and accuracy on projects. The technologies allow surveyors to conduct highly efficient surveys of major infrastructure such as road networks, electricity networks, large buildings, schools and universities, airports, hospitals and treatment plants.

Taylors has been working with BCE Surveying from Perth to operate the Trimble MX8 in Victoria, which is cutting edge outdoor mobile mapping technology that provides LiDAR and high-resolution imagery for projects at speeds not possible with traditional laser scanning.

Applications for mobile mapping in Australia

Taylors Infrastructure Operations Manager Anthony Emmerson said the greatest benefit of mobile …

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VPELA YPG Technology event

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7th July

Taylors in association with the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA) held a Seminar recently focussed on innovation and technology in the development industry. With over 100 attendees across a broad range of professions, we were treated to a unique interactive experience focussing on 3D modelling and virtual reality.

Held at the tech hub of Foy’s Arcade in the city, this Seminar was not your run of the mill sit-down format, with attendees given free rein to use and interact with the 3D goggles, hologram lenses, UAV (drones), laser scanning, 3D printing and even painting in 3D with professional artist Richard Payne! A range of Taylors projects were showcased across the night including laser scanning of the Palais Theatre and use of 3D modelling at VCAT (another breakthrough for Taylors!)

Taylors looks forward to continuing our tech journey and pioneering this …

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Lifestyle development wins industry award

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3rd July

Taylors are the proud Town Planning and Survey Consultants for the new Lifestyle Hastings development which was recently named the most affordable development of the year at the 2017 National UDIA Awards for Excellence.

The Lifestyle development located in Hastings on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula was awarded the UDIA’s National Affordable Development Award over six other developments from around Australia.

The development by Lifestyle Communities is a secure community aimed at over 55 year olds that has been designed and developed in a way that makes the construction costs cheaper than regular houses, without losing any of the quality and amenities. These turn-key homes are now priced at around 80 percent of the median house price in the catchment.

Taylors provided town planning and survey services for the 141-home development which included obtaining the project’s permits and coordinating with the builder to deliver …

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Trial new process enables five-day subdivision registration

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19th May

Land Use Victoria is trialling a new system which aims to improve timeframes for the registration of subdivisions of 10 or more lots. The trial is an attempt to get more lots released onto the market more quickly.

The enhanced process will have a target for registration of these plans of five business days from lodgement – provided there are no errors on the plans or any other documents required for registration of the case.

Lodgements that require re-certification or consent to an amendment by a council or any other amendment to the plan or associated documents not satisfied within 24 hours will lose their priority status and be subject to the standard registration timeframes.

Plans of subdivision for over 10 lots make up 15 per cent of all applications, and create around 70 per cent of all new lots. However, around 50 …

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The Art of Consulting – a word to our young surveyors

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31st March

Consulting is an art – an expression of creative and beautiful works of substance – leading to an overall great experience for a client and ultimately something good for the community.

An article by Leo Bateman – Operations Manager – Urban Development Survey

Consulting allows us to offer our expertise to clients and connect with a diversity of people, including some awesome and inspiring people, that we would otherwise not meet. In this respect, the job of consulting is very enriching and balanced. It also requires the complete skill set, including knowledge, analytical skills, imagination, courage to express ideas, empathy, listening skills and a high level of communication skills (including powers of persuasion). It’s important that we (our profession) value our services and take pride in the huge benefit we can provide to our clients and the community through our work.

It’s important …

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Arrives at Taylors

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15th December

Taylors is excited to launch our new suite of Virtual and Augmented Reality tools.

These Visualisation tools will support our broad range of services from Construction Survey, Engineering, Project Management, Infrastructure Survey, Urban Design, Planning and Architecture.

As well as offering our clients the ability to visualise their data in a more intuitive way, it enables them to provide accurate, up-to-date visuals and immersive experiences to their customers.

The Taylors Visualisation Suite includes VR / AR experiences ranging from the use of accessible technology such as the Google Cardboard to full, immersive experiences using the HTC Vive or the very exciting Hologram Room and Hololens.

Please talk to us anytime to find out more about how the Taylors Visualisation Suite can help your business, and make sure you visit us again soon to see examples of our work using the new tools as they come online in …

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China Summit

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20th September

One of Taylors core values “consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients by fostering meaningful, lasting relationships” was taken to the next level recently by attending a major property summit in China.

The summit looked at world trends and outlooks for commercial and residential property markets in 2017 while addressing the importance that Chinese investors place on customer service, trust and relationships. These are key qualities they look for in their consultants to enable them to navigate the hurdles involved with investment into international markets.

Chinese investors spend an estimated US$52 billion in the international property market each year with this figure expected to increase over the next 5-10 years. Of particular importance in shaping the investment decision for the Chinese consumer is:

Education quality and accessibility
Immigration policy
Investment Outlook
Lifestyle/travel benefits

Over 163 cities in China have over 1 million in population and with only 50% …

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Taylors & the ACSV Board

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20th September

Taylors is represented on the Board of the Association of Consulting Surveyors Victoria (ACSV) as we see ourselves as ambassadors for the survey profession.

After proudly serving on the board for 8 years, Richard Illingworth has now retired from his seat and handed over the baton to our UD Survey Manager Leo Bateman.

A table of Taylors’ finest recently attended the 2016 ACSV AGM and Dinner to congratulate Leo on his official appointment to the board and thank Richard for his service.
ACSV Board Handover

Award Winners

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5th September

Taylors are proud to announce that two of our exceptional Graduate Surveyors Michael and Christian have, been presented with RMIT Awards for outstanding achievement in the Spatial Science sector. Michael was presented with the Head and Humphreys Prize for the Best Major Project for 2015 and Christian received the Peter F Davies Award for Excellence in Cadastral Survey, Planning and Professional Practice.

The honours were presented at the RMIT 2016 Annual Ball and SMGS Awards Night held on Thursday August 25 at the Lincoln on Toorak.

Michael has also been nominated by RMIT Professor David Mitchell for the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award in the 2016 Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards. This is currently undergoing judging and we will eagerly await the final decision which will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Wednesday 7th September. Best of luck, Michael.

Underbank: concept to construction

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29th August

As construction begins at Underbank, a major greenfields development in Bacchus Marsh, we look back at some of the planning challenges that have been overcome.

In 2011, Taylors submitted an application to Moorabool Shire Council, on behalf of Kataland, to rezone the historic Underbank Stud Farm in Bacchus Marsh to make way for an innovative housing development.

Now in mid-2016, more than four years later, the residential development will begin construction and bring to life a design plan that focuses on the traditional idea of the neighbourhood.

Taylors Director, Nick Hooper, said the rezoning was quite a challenge.

“It took a long time, around four years from start to finish, and in this time there were a lot of negotiations between us, Kataland and the Council.

“Some local people didn’t want the development to go ahead due to the location as it was a well-known …

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