LANDTEAM NATIONAL SURVEYING CONSULTANCY EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT – MEDIUM CONSULTANCY CATEGORY
On Thursday evening 6 June 2019 LandTeam’s Managing Director attended the Consulting Surveyors National Excellence Awards in Brisbane – run in conjunction with a two day conference focusing on surveying and matters relevant to the Profession across Australia. In April LandTeam made a submission into the awards in the Medium Consultancy Category (15 to 50 employees) and we are proud to announce LandTeam were awarded a Highly Commended along with PHL Surveyors from Griffith/Bungendore. The award winner was SDG Land Development Solutions from Sydney.
This National Award for Surveying businesses is a great tribute to the business operation and delivery of services by LandTeam in general ie Surveying, Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Sewer and Water Co-ordination and Administration of the business.
We have a terrific business. We have terrific people involved in the business. We have terrific clients. LandTeam is a great place to work.
SITE VISIT BY ILLAWARRA TAFE STUDENTS
LandTeam’s Illawarra branch hosted fourteen Certificate III Surveying students at our office on Monday, 13 May 2019.
We have been hosting students from Illawarra TAFE for around a decade now and it provides those who are not yet working in the industry with a valuable experience into a working Survey office. For those who are working in the industry it provides them with an alternative view of a Survey situation.
The students attend site on one of LandTeam’s subdivision projects and the process is exhibited and discussed by one of LandTeam’s eight Registered Surveyors – Paul Davis-Raiss.
Following the field excursion a tour of the office is undertaken where the connection between Planners, Surveyors and Engineers is pointed out. An hour is then spent with LandTeam’s Manager, Greg Goodman and Work Health Safety Coordinator, Kathy Willetts as they work through the importance of safety in the workplace. It is Greg’s belief that if you can’t lead in safety, then you can’t lead in business. Kathy outlines our Safe Work Method Statements and our Job Safety Analysis process.
A local dwelling construction site is visited and we work through the Job Safety Analysis for such a project – the students are often ‘wide eyed’ as we point out the possible hazards to be encountered on the most common of projects.
This year we had a very lively ‘bunch’ who asked a lot of questions and showed a lot of interest. The group was made up of young students out of school, some others who have been working in the industry for years and now are seeking qualifications and some others undertaking a career change.
The word is out on the opportunities available in Surveying and TAFE students will provide for a large part of the future of the Surveying profession. Greg provided them with some take away messages:
- Make sure you receive proper and thorough training from your employer – do not become a robot. Insist on getting a good mix of field and office experience. If not – leave!
- Always make the call on Work Health Safety – if you consider a task unsafe to carry out then don’t do it. Call your employer to advise the client to correct the situation before the work is undertaken.
- Don’t look at TAFE as your final study in a Surveying career. Get some good experience, be well trained then consider a University course – full time if you are able or part time (e.g. U.S.Q) otherwise. Become a a Registered Surveyor – there will be great demand over the next ten years.
LANDTEAM FEATURE IN POSITION MAGAZINE
Greg Goodman LandTeam Managing Director will lead a presentation on the use of MAGNET Office at the upcoming MAGNET Conference in August. Linked here is one of two articles that will appear in Position Magazine leading up to the event PositionMagazine-LandTeam
LANDTEAM ENTERING THE AIRSPACE
Here at LandTeam we are entering the airspace and are awaiting delivery of our own DJI Matrice 200 commercial/industrial drone with onboard GNSS (i.e.GPS). We are about to get our first pilot through CASA training and are excited about being operational for a number of stocktake projects in late June.
We see a number of opportunities for survey and industry application, particularly in regional areas. Our Engineering Department is also looking forward to the ability to be able to present flyover videos at project meetings on our civil subdivision sites together with a range of other applications.
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>