SITE VISIT BY ILLAWARRA TAFE STUDENTS
Each year, first year surveying students (Cert III) from Illawarra TAFE Wollongong make a site visit to various building sites around the area, to get a better understanding of what work surveyors may be doing in the field. On 9th May this year, Landteam once again hosted the students to a couple of sites to show them around and explain how the surveyor is involved in these construction projects.
Upon leaving the TAFE campus, the mini-bus with 14 students and teacher Ian Pearson made its way to the Crown View construction site in Crown Street Wollongong, to be met by Landteam’s Paul Reilly and Alex Stojanovic. Alex himself was a TAFE student on the same bus only a few years ago, and his rapid advancement to this level of experience and responsibility impressed the students. The site is currently a big hole in the ground, but it will soon be Wollongong’s tallest building, 25 floors of shops, offices, apartments and parking. Paul and Alex explained how the surveyors will set out the extent of excavation, set out grids for piers and walls, and ensure that the building goes up straight from floor to floor. Despite the noise from the surrounding construction, the students got a good insight into what they might be expected to do on a similar site when they enter the workforce.
The next stop was Tullimbar Village near Albion Park, where they were able to see a residential subdivision under construction. Paul Davis-Raiss met the students here and from the vantage point, they were shown various stages currently under construction. There were greenfield areas earmarked for future development, a stage where bulk earthworks were under way, a stage with road and services being constructed, and a completed stage recently registered, with boundary pegs in the ground and awaiting houses to be built. They discussed the surveyor’s role in each of these stages and how the surveyor is vital to the progress of the development. Teacher Ian also wanted them to note some of the details such as SSM placement, and the quality of the wings cut on the reference marks. Luckily most passed his high standards.
After leaving Tullimbar, the bus headed off to the Landteam office in Warilla, where the students were given a tour of the office by Dave Lofberg. Ian Pearson thought it was important for them to see what actually happens in an office environment, so that it would not be such a daunting prospect when it comes time for them to take up work in a similar environment. After the office tour, the TAFE bus headed off to visit the location of their upcoming survey camp, then the nearby CORS station. For the 14 students that attended, this was a day that allowed them to see in practice a lot of what they had learned in theory in the classroom.
SUCCESSFUL SURVEYING SEMINAR DECEMBER 2016 – LandTeam Surveyors on behalf of the Southern Group of Surveyors IS NSW organised a very informative and well attended (100 attendees) CPD event at Peppers Manor House in the Southern Highlands. The event was a huge success with most first time attendees vowing to come again in 2017. A highlight of the day was a visit from the newly appointed Surveyor General Narelle Underwood – the first female Surveyor General, congratulations Narelle. Program of events is attached Southern Group December 2016 Seminar Program
CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BRANCH – Effective 18th January 2016, Jon Williams Branch Manager departed LandTeam to pursue a career development opportunity in Sydney. LandTeam sincerely thank Jon for his efforts during his tenure with the Company and wish him well for the future.
In response to Jon’s change in employment we advise that LandTeam shareholder/director Dijana Harrison is now the Branch Manager of the Southern Highlands office of LandTeam. Dijana is a Civil Engineer of considerable expertise who has formerly operated the Civil department of the Illawarra Branch of LandTeam.
LANDTEAM SURVEYORS WIN TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD – The excellent work carried out by LandTeam Surveyors during 2011 and 2012 on the Highlands Source Project (securing a permanent supply of water for the City of Goulburn) was recognised when LandTeam’s submission into the 2014 ACT Spatial Excellence Awards was awarded first place in the Technical Excellence Award section on 21 August 2014.
LandTeam Director and Registered Surveyor, Justin Kell, accepted the Technical Excellence Award on behalf of LandTeam Surveyors at a gala dinner held in Canberra. Congratulations to all LandTeam staff involved in this significant infrastructure project – Managing Director, Greg Goodman comments that LandTeam expertise made a difference in the delivery of the project.
LandTeam have successfully completed a survey for Roads and Maritime Services 200km north of Broken Hill on the Silver City Highway. The three crews involved said it was one of the best experiences of their careers. There are a number of fantastic photos in our facebook gallery for you to view.
LandTeam annual newsletter which highlights some of 2013: <LandTeam Newsletter December 2013>
Congratulations to all who were involved in the LandTeam submissions for the 2013 NSW Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Information Awards. Although unsuccessful in taking home a prize this year the process of putting together two terrific documents and showcasing our Firm and projects was reward in itself. For a short precis on the documents please click the following links:- <People, Community & the Professions> <The Highlands Source Project – Cadastral Innovations>
Sydney Water’s Multi Level Unit Metering Update <Sydney Water Multi Level Unit Metering Editorial 1 April 2014>
LandTeam Surveyors in Regional Seminar <read more>
LandTeam and the Illawarra Careers Expo<read more>
TAFE Students Visit LandTeam Office and Work Sites <read more>
Spotless Group Panel Listing – ACT <read more>
LandTeam Sponsors Master Builders Association <read more>