In terms of the transition from office to home working, business manager Diane Taylor says: “For me, because we use cloud-based systems, I was able to pick up my computer and carry on. Being cloud based, all the information was there for me to be able to continue with the invoices, wages and the administration side of the business.”
Survey Gisborne’s core business revolves around subdividing and land development, resource consent applications, concept and plan proposals for subdivisions and providing professional planning advice under the Resource Management Act.
With most of this activity on hold due to lockdown, business for the rest of the team was very different, as Diane explains: “A big part of land surveying is about being out in the field. The field work feeds the office work and the office work feeds the field work, so it was very difficult. For the first week we were like stunned mullets. We just sat there and tried to work out what happened and how long it was going to go on for.”
Survey Gisborne uses TidyWork to help manage large and small scale survey projects that typically include undertaking subdivision and other cadastral surveys for clients and providing accurate fixes and topographic data for buildings and engineering projects. They provide boundary locations for fencing purposes and legal redefinition surveys to resolve or avoid boundary disputes.