Dave Lovell, Director at CMS Surveyors
Defining Boundaries with Peta Cox
by Peta Cox
1w ago
We’re not just surveyors, we add a lot of value in a lot of different ways. Join two old surfies talking about the ocean, sharks, the love of the water and surveying.. Born and Bred on the North Shore of Sydney, Dave Lovell, our quiet mild mannered Director and Surveyor at CMS Surveyors talks about how he ended up in Surveying, from mining Engineering to running a company, with over 80+ staff with life long friend. On the soap box about technology eradicating mentoring and training but making surveying easier and more accessible. Touching on the importance of lifelong learning, knowing your st ..read more
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Shenanigans with Daz (Boothy) & TC (Thos)!
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by Peta Cox
6M ago
Somewhere at an undisclosed location, there may have been a catch up of friends for a someone's 40th birthday... Darren (Booth) & Tom (Casey) drove the 4.5+ hours each to be here so I thought we should have a casual catch up... They may or may not have had a couple of beers before I arrived... Some interesting topics were discussed. Some silly buggers had! All in all this is just a catch up between friends caught on tape. I hope you enjoy this off the cuff chat between friends.... You can contact me at: ⁠https://www.petacox.com⁠  ⁠@definingboundaries⁠: https://www.instagram.com/defin ..read more
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Georgia Rooney, Registered Surveyor at LTS
Defining Boundaries with Peta Cox
by Peta Cox
8M ago
Meet Georgia!!! How often do you get to hear the stories of a young, professional, female registered surveyors? Georgia is the typical, fun loving outdoorsy, adventuring Surveyor. Georgia is a Registered Surveyor at Land Titling Solutions also known as LTS. Born and bred in Nelson, New Zealand, completing her degree at Otago University before moving to Australia and pursuing her registration. Georgia is the 2022 recipient of the Young Surveyor of the Year award at the Excellence in Surveying & Spatial Information Awards (EISSI). We covered all things surveying, registration and championing ..read more
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Jason Halttunen, Survey Technologist - 3D Geomatics
Defining Boundaries with Peta Cox
by Peta Cox
9M ago
An American in Canada!! Meet Jason Halttunen a Survey Technologist from 3D Geomatics in British Columbia. He is a Survey Technologist working at 3D Geomatics. He calls himself a certified Survey Geek, so you can imagine that we got along well. We talk about working in both metric & imperial, and how you survey in other countries, Sammy, who the heck is Sammy?? to the intricacies of pin cushions, boundaries, construction, his dad who is the one who opened his eyes to surveying and lots more. Take a listen to the American who surveys in Canada. You can find Jason LinkedIn: https://www.linked ..read more
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Alison Watson MBE, Founder and Chief Executive at Class Of Your Own Limited
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by Peta Cox
9M ago
Alison was born and bred in Sheffield in the North of England. With a love for Maths she was told she should be a teacher. This thought was not for her, she wanted something more fulfilling. Through various trials and tribulations, Alison found her way to Surveying. Listen on for her adventures of how she ended up in surveying and now is the founder and chief executive for Class of your own, brining Design Engineer Construct!® (“DEC!”) Learning Programmes, to schools which is now one of the UK’s most respected through-school programmes for the Built Environment. Alison is spreading her wings t ..read more
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Laren Collen, Surveying Industry Lead (Australia & New Zealand) at Hexagon Geosystems
Defining Boundaries with Peta Cox
by Peta Cox
10M ago
Laren Collen was born in South Africa and now resides in Perth Australia. His journey has gone from surveyor to Surveying & Engineering Industry Lead (ANZ) at Hexagon Geosystems, a company at the forefront of digital solutions that capture, measure, and visualize the physical world. In this role, he collaborates with trusted distribution partners, international product teams, and valued clients to propel the geomatics portfolio of solutions to new heights. Guided by his strategic acumen and unwavering dedication, Laren has become an integral force in driving data-driven transformation acro ..read more
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John Zafiropoulos, Senior Surveyor at RPS
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by Peta Cox
11M ago
John Zafiropoulos also known to his mates as Zaf. John is a graduate Senior Surveyor working for RPS (Rygate surveyors when we recoded last year) in Sydney. John grew up in Greenacre and growing up he wanted to be an architect. He holds a Bachelor of spatial science with honours from USQ otherwise known as University of Southern Queensland and also a  Bachelor of Construction management. He has been in the industry for 9 years. Before surveying, John was a DJ and a junior site supervisor & labourer. In his spare time John enjoys Video games, karate & Martial arts and going to the ..read more
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Brett Dascombe, Senior High School Geography Teacher and Project Manager, Wavell State High School
Defining Boundaries with Peta Cox
by Peta Cox
1y ago
Recorded late last year....I spoke to Brett who is a Senior High School Geography Teacher and project manager at Wavell State High School just north of Brisbane, who specialises in using geospatial technologies in the classroom. Listen in to this amazing Teacher about how he shares his passion for GIS with his students. Brett hails from Kingaroy, Queensland and grew up in Kumbia. Growing up, Brett wanted to be a Cowboy but then though HPE Teacher would be a better option. He has been in education for 21 years and holds a BA (Geography/Literature) & BEd (Secondary Education). He has wo ..read more
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Ryan Barry, Surveyor, Pacific Surveys
Defining Boundaries with Peta Cox
by Peta Cox
1y ago
Young Surveyor, Ryan hails from South Africa. He is a Surveyor who has travelled to Australia with his wife who was 31 weeks pregnant. Coming from nothing & not being able to pay for university, he had a two year gap before going from his dream of Architecture in High School to enrolling in Cartography. After enrolment, Ryan decided to covert his studies to Surveying. We discuss how companies are not investing in the future generations.  The education system in South Africa and the similarities and differences between the countries. The Power of LinkedIn where he got spotted by a recr ..read more
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Mark Billsborough, Managing Director & Surveyor, Bennett & Bennett
Defining Boundaries with Peta Cox
by Peta Cox
1y ago
Mark Billsborough is a cadastral endorsed Registered Surveyor and  the Managing director of the company Bennett & Bennett in Queensland. He was born in Brisbane and grew up in Goondiwindi. As a kid Mark wanted to be a doctor but completed his first surveying task in grade 12, where he did Tech Drawing that required him to do a detail survey for an assignment using a plane table. Prior to kids Mark was into Triathlons and adventure racing. We discuss life as a surveyor, The Surveyors Trust, Surveyors Academy Surveying Careers and all things Surveying. From Metaverse to Mosquitos.. we c ..read more
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