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 …
As seen in the VPELA Revue Magazine, Taylors own Matthew Law recaps the mid-year VPELA Seminar and the Reality Modelling capabilities demonstrated there.
VPELA YPG held a seminar mid-year on innovation and technology in the development industry, at the Foys Arcade in Melbourne CBD. Despite the cold weather, it was one of the largest YPG events for the year, attracting a crowd from a range of disciplines to hear about the latest in our industry and where to next.
Taylors led the presentation, which included a look into 3D reality modelling, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing and laser scanning. We were treated to an interactive session where people were able to step into the virtual world to view a range of developments and projects and, for the creative people in the room, a quick lesson in 3D painting in virtual reality …
The Developing Greater Melbourne conference, hosted by AventEdge, recently took place in Melbourne with the purpose of bringing together government and industry leaders to identify and harness infrastructure, property, urban development and investment opportunities in Greater Melbourne.
Taylors Urban Design Manager, Andrew Tamme, represented the company at this in-depth networking experience and gained insight into the issues that are most currently pressing in Melbourne development. “A successful development industry requires a considered and balanced approach to assist in rectifying current social issues, not making them worse.” Mr Tamme explained.
With notable guest speakers and panels offering an array of opinions on current issues, the most pressing topics included not for profit social housing, aged care, government (local, VPA, regional), economics (banking sector) and sustainability and innovation in technology sectors. With urban development across Melbourne and its regional cities forecasted to remain strong …
One of Taylors registered architects, William Mahaputra, had the opportunity to attend the insightful Sounds of Silence seminar just last week. Organised by Mecca Events, the main focus of the seminar was around sound and noise, and their impact on our lives and how to manage it. It was an educational night that gave Taylors – and other attendees – the insight to consider the impact of sound as a forethought rather than an afterthought.
“Sound and acoustic management are often an afterthought when it comes to designing a public space, building or an interior space. [This seminar demonstrated] how we as urban designers, architects, landscape architects and planners, can be more aware of sound and noise and apply some noise management systems into our design and work so that it can actually increase the quality of life of the users.”
Following on from Taylors latest tradeshow attendance at the Melbourne AIS Equinox, we took a moment to sit down with licensed surveyor and 3D Modelling and BIM Manager, Alastair MacColl, to understand the innovative technology that is currently being presented to the architectural sector by the geospatial industry, and how attending this event has increased Taylors exposure to their architectural customers.
What do you think is the key message that you want the audience here to take away from this event?
Our focus at this event was on technology so we really want the attendees to know that the technology is available to them, it’s accessible and its pretty affordable.
This presentation was a little bit different to some of those you’ve done in the past, how do you feel that the audience responded to this presentation?
It’s a little different to presentations we’ve …
One of Melbourne’s most innovative events in the architectural space was held at the Royal Exhibition Building just last week. The AIS Equinox Exhibition is designed to ‘connect architects, interior designers and design specifiers with product suppliers’ in a relaxed environment different to those of regular industry tradeshows. Taylors was graciously invited to attend the event to educate enthusiasts and industry professionals alike on how emerging 3D technologies can benefit and reshape future architectural surveying practices.
“There was a great deal of interest in the technology and expertise we had on display and it was exciting to be able to show that to the Architectural market.” Eight keen Taylors representatives were present at the Taylors booth, which showcased an array of virtual reality glasses for crowds to experiment with as they pleased, as well as Taylors TIMMS machine – a breakthrough …
On Thursday 14th September, the Property Council of Australia held a media workshop targeted at their 100 Women in Property (100WIP) program participants. Led by Melanie Slade – of Channel Nine fame – the workshop was one of a number of professional development opportunities for the 100WIP group to focus in on tools and methodology on how best to present themselves and communicate to a particular audience. There were five Taylors participants at the event consisting of 14 participants, and it was ‘a sharing, open, safe, and friendly environment which encouraged input from all.’
“We were sitting alongside similar women who are passionate about what they do and want to ensure they represent themselves and their companies to the best of their abilities.”
Topics addressed in the event included the current media landscape, the different types of mediums for media – print, …