Category: Events

Consulting Surveyors Victoria (CSV) General Meeting

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25th September

The Consulting Surveyors Victoria (CSV) recently held their Annual General Meeting and Dinner at the Mantra Bell City and several Taylors employees were invited to attend the evening. Described as, ‘a good social evening with other survey professionals who are competitors by day but also come together for the good of the profession’, the night celebrated the top three CSV highlights of the year, recognised successes and looked ahead to opportunities in the coming year.

The night addressed issues relating to the ongoing management of the ASCV which is dedicated to the continued development of a prosperous private sector of the surveying industry, while also acknowledging long standing members of the surveying community and even discussing Australian History. As the current Taylors representative on the ASCV Board, Leo Bateman gave a presentation on his portfolio which celebrated the successes of the …

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Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE) General Meeting

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21st September

Taylors was invited to speak at the most recent Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE) General Meeting held at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. Alongside long-standing committee member John Yalden, both Alastair MacColl and Vaman Purohit were in attendance to speak about technological innovations which could greatly benefit the land development industry.

The presentation highlighted techniques and concepts that may not have been familiar to all attendees, and provided an overview of the current scanning techniques that Taylors utilises – including LIDAR, terrestrial laser scanning and UAV mapping. Following the introduction, the focus moved to how “technology is available to do things differently and one must adapt and embrace it” and noted that there had been “advances in technology since the last presentation.” The advances included drone technology and the potential of augmented reality.

The benefits of drone technology for the purposes …

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Communication in the Workplace: RMIT Student Presentation

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15th September

Eager RMIT final year graduates were given the opportunity to hear from Taylors’ representatives Leo Bateman and Michael Sretenovich just last week about the topic of effective communication in the workplace.

“Communication is key – it’s a saying heard often but open to interpretation across the board.” The opening words from Leo set the tone for the afternoon, with students keen to ask questions to gain a deeper understanding of what environment might be waiting for them in the professional field. There were no incorrect questions, and it was inspiring to see the future leaders of the industry ambitiously enquiring about the correct way to approach a tricky client, how to word an email to their fellow colleagues – what defines an acceptable workplace nickname? – and how to ensure that their voice could be heard among a crowd of talented …

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RMIT GSSA Ball and Awards Night

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29th August

Taylors teamed up with the Geospatial and Surveying students at the recent RMIT Geospatial Science Student Association (GSSA) Ball and Awards Night. Taylors was very proud to sponsor the inaugural “Chris Boyden Memorial Award for Innovation”, presented by Leo Bateman, General Manager, Urban Development Survey, to final year student Andrew Stewart, for his project entitled “An investigation into Photogrammetric and Laser Scanning Techniques for Reverse Engineering in the Automotive Industry”. This annual award will allow us to remember Chris and honour the passion and ingenuity that he demonstrated through his surveying career…

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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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

Melbourne Water Technology Display

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29th August

Taylors was recently invited to contribute to the display at the Melbourne Water Technology exhibition which was a great success.

We showcased our Z-Boat (remote control boat) & eBee (UAV/drone), as well as a video loop displaying fly throughs of data sets prepared by Taylors inclusive of The WTP Foreshore, The Maroondah Aqueduct and The Eastern Drop Structure in addition to site photos of various other projects.

Our Project Surveyor, Daniel informed users of how the technology on display is utilised to achieve safe and efficient project outcomes on Melbourne Water projects.

There ws overwhelming interest in the technology which will be used on a number of upcoming projects that Taylors will deliver for Melbourne Water.

China International Investment Fair

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23rd February

Taylors attended the Western China (Sichuan) Import Export and International Investment Fair between the 23rd and 25th of October, and was represented by Sarkis Yelandjian, Director of Business Development.

Southwest China’s Sichuan Province is trying to establish a new way to increase the region’s international trade with the theme of “Free Trade and Economic Globalization.”

The fair attracted participants from more than 30 countries and regions including the United States, France, Italy and Germany to name a few as well as many of our Asian neighbouring countries and has long been an important platform for international exchanges.

Taylors had on show our property and consulting services with a focus to building relationships with developers looking to invest and work with integrated consultancies in Australia, and build strong platforms linking China’s west with opportunities in Melbourne.

The expo allowed us to meet with the various …

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Taylors’ Director, Sarkis Yelandjian, will ride 100km to raise funds for kids in need.

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15th October

This Sunday October 19, Sarkis Yelandjian, will ride 100km in Bupa Around the Bay 2014 in order to raise funds for Aussie children in need and create a better future for them through education.

Supporting a child’s education is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of disadvantage. Taylors have donated $200 to support Sarkis in his 100km challenge. This will provide a disadvantaged student with a School Essentials Pack comprising of necessities such as school shoes, stationery, sports kits and excursions.

You too can help an Aussie child in need by supporting Sarkis and donating here.