Ever wanted to work on a large project and be part of something that matters? We spoke to 3 professionals currently working in the field to find out some of the interesting projects they have been working on.
State Coal Mine
Jake Robins, a graduate surveyor working for a multi-national mining company operating in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
“The most interesting surveying project that I have undertaken was the 3D modelling of a section of the historical underground State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi for a geotechnical stability analysis. This was undertaken as my final year major project and required me to complete all surveying tasks from start to finish and present a number of deliverable products to Parks Victoria for their use. These tasks included establishing control on the surface by static GPS, transferring this control underground through traversing, utilising a gyroscope underground and scanning and the area of concern to determine the size of the area and the number of supporting bolts. This project required me to use the latest technology and software to go in a survey an area that was mined in the early 20th century.”
Sarah Iacono, a 3D Modeller/Surveyor who has been working in surveying for two years at AAM Group.
“I enjoyed 3D scanning the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, a venue I have always admired. Standing on the stage and capturing the heritage listed features of the building was an awesome moment. Utilising point cloud data to ensure Melbourne’s architectural history is preserved is a great feeling.”
It’s all about the location
Tom Jeffrey has been working in surveying for over five years and is currently working for Alexander Symonds Surveying Consultants.
“It’s as much about the project as it is about the locations we worked in. I’ve worked in every suburb of Adelaide, the Eyre Peninsula, York Peninsula, Mid-North, South East, as well as in Victoria and central Queensland.”
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