The village of Koroipita in north-west Fiji emerged from Cyclone Winston unscathed due to its advanced design and engineering. Now, the village is expanding and aims to provide a design model to be replicated over Fiji and the Pacific.
Fiji is only just beginning to rebuild after the devastation of Category 5 Cyclone Winston in February 2016, with many houses remaining unoccupied and public buildings still without roofs, particularly along the country’s north coast.
The village of Koroipita managed to withstand the impacts of the cyclone due to the design and construction of its houses, which were designed by Australian engineers John Yalden and Monica George, as part of a project created by Peter Drysdale.
Investors, NZaid, now aim to use this innovation in other parts of the country to protect against future events.
Surveyors and engineers at Taylors have recently returned from Fiji …
Taylors have provided integral consultancy services for this landmark development.
“Taylors designed the proposed development, with a net saleable area of 11,843 square metres over five levels” – The Urban Developer
Our Engineers and Surveyors uncovered some hidden gems on their preliminary site visit to an exciting new project in Sunbury.
The site will encompass 10,000 residential lots as well as a major town centre, an industrial area to support 6800 jobs and schools while maintaining public open spaces such as these beautiful backdrops for future landowners in coming years.
As an early adapter of spatial technologies, Taylors has recently purchased a second survey drone and we are now flying projects on a weekly basis. The technology is enabling us to provide some really innovative solutions to a broad range of clients across the Urban Development and Infrastructure markets.
Our operators are CASA Certified and we have a full suite of safety, privacy and quality procedures in place.
What a great result for our Masterplanning team who recently completed another concept design in Indonesia. Hot from the minds of our Melbourne and Brisbane team members, Taylors work has supported the feasibility and potential acquisition of a significant Industrial city development of 1000 hectares.
Our Australian expertise together with our local knowledge and partnerships in Jakarta has assisted our client to get a great head start with their Indonesia ventures.
Frankston City Council approved the application for a 17-storey apartment complex at 6 Davey Street, Frankston on Monday 10 November. The whole of Taylors’ Built Environments Planning Team have had involvement with this project in the last 7-8 months. The apartment complex will be the tallest building in Frankston consisting of 63 apartments overlooking Port Phillip Bay.
According to Michael Meyer, Taylors’ Planning Manager, this project has been smoother than expected. “When working on a project of this scale and complexity you expect more hurdles along the way,” said Mr Meyer.
Read the full Frankston City Council article here.
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.
We are very proud to announce that Taylors were finalists (final 3) for the Innovation and Commercialisation award at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.
Hosted jointly by SSSI and SIBA, in conjunction with the Locate14 Conference, Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) showcase the technical diversity and innovation evident across the spatial industry.
Every year, members of the spatial sciences community make significant contributions that impact across many sectors of society. APSEA is an excellent opportunity to recognise and reward these contributions. It is also a special night to recognise the achievements and service contributions of professionals within the industry.
Taylors were in the final 3 for the Innovation and Commercialisation award for our NBN Survey Solution. We use vehicle mounted LIDAR to capture spatial and qualitative data which is used to design fibre optic cable routes for the aerial deployment aspects of the …
Taylors’ Town Planner, from our Queensland office, recently featured in Brisbane’s Northwest News and Courier Mail article ‘Putting the Squeeze on City: Call to Upgrade Local Infrastructure’.
Michael Brinums discusses how he believes upgrading infrastructure in the northwest is the key to making the draft Brisbane City Plan a success.
Taylors town planner Michael Brinums said the plan would be a step forward for Brisbane but the city may struggle to provide enough infrastructure.
“The city plan does incorporate good design principles, which is a big positive,” Mr. Brinums said.
“The downfall is public transport infrastructure is not up to scratch. For me the biggest challenge is managing cars and our transport infrastructure. Councils just don’t have the funds allocated for that sort of stuff.”
He said the Ferny Grove railway line could service predicted hubs at …