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Virtual Planning testimonials with images

  1. 1. Speed up progress<br />Reduce risk<br />Create vision<br />Increase collaboration<br />Improve quality<br />Demonstrate rigour<br />Test methodology<br />Respond quickly<br />Inform easily<br />Communicate continuously<br />“What they say”<br />Virtual Planning<br />urbancircus.com.au<br />
  2. 2. “Their Live 3D Interactive presentations were amazing, playing an essential role in designing, integrating and communicating the project to the client right the way through the process.”<br />David Moran, John Holland, Project Manager, AirPort Link<br />
  3. 3. “In my view, they are leaders in the implementation of Sensory Law and on the cutting of this new and essential era of planning and design process”.<br />Todd Rohl, Director Urban Design, National Capital Authority<br />Catch or drive a car in the Virtual Plan for real perspective<br />
  4. 4. Non-compliant commercial infill.<br />DA time expected: 18-24 months<br />DA time achieved: 3.5 months<br />Result: Built and leased pre-GFC.<br />Pradella. 154 Melbourne Street, Brisbane.<br />
  5. 5. “it has become a vital tool in our assessment of development both in the initial discussion stages through to the final approvals process  and therefore saving significant time.” <br />Adrian Salmon, Assistant Director, Statutory Approvals, Department Planning and Community Development, Victoria. <br />
  6. 6. “DTEI had presented plans and artists impressions to the community however it was not until we were able to engage Urban Circus and work with their team to develop a fully interactive model of the overpass that we gained the support of the local residents”.<br />Paul Gelston, Project Director, DTEI<br />Virtual Plan output of grade separation<br />
  7. 7. “the Virtual Plan has reduced five meetings down to one across the board. Complaints and ministerials have stopped. We don’t need to take engineers out to explain issues – we all get to do our job now….” <br />Bill Zhang and Desmond Khoo, Senior Project Managers, DTEI - South Road Superway ($800m) and Northern Connector<br />
  8. 8. “..an innovative and fabulous way to communicate a complex solution in relation to urban design, engineering and community outcomes.” <br />Sue Holliday, Strategies for Change, Managing Director. <br />
  9. 9. “When I first saw their work it was the best that I had ever seen …what surprised me however was how they actually contributed to our award winning design rather than just leading the presentation of it.” <br />David Moran, John Holland, Project Manager, AirPort Link<br />
  10. 10. “When it comes down to it - the UC team 'get it'. They know what they're doing, chase all the data, do all the legwork, bring everything together on time and produce great outcomes. As a client, I feel confident it will be done and done well."<br />Jo Weeks, Director Communications, Linking Melbourne Authority<br />Virtual Plan output of Peninsula Link highway with adjacent cycle path<br />
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  12. 12. “As the interactive model facilitated the client’s understanding of our proposal, we believe that the model provided was a factor in assisting us to win this important tender.”<br />Bruce Dandie, Senior Design Manager M&E, Australian Operations, Thiess Pty Ltd<br />Virtual Plan snapshot of Northern Busway design integration<br />
  13. 13. “Being able to show all stakeholders exactly what driving, community impact and/or urban experience they will have from the projects is an invaluable tool - which we use extensively and continuously.“ <br />Mark Snape, Project Director AirPort Link, bid phase. <br />Road Safety sightline proofing in the Virtual Plan, Toombul interchange<br />
  14. 14. “I am trying to revolutionise the planning system into a new digital era of transparency and great spatial design. Urban Circus has really helped me move toward this goal.”<br />Todd Rohl, Director Urban Design, National Capital Authority<br />Cyclist’s views of streetscape alteration from Virtual Plan<br />
  15. 15. “I gave them special mention on the day of the presentation to the government in recognition of their efforts and fabulous outputs.”<br />Sue Holliday, Strategies for Change, Managing Director. <br />
  16. 16. We’ve tried other services, but the 3D interactive Canberra with all its options and tools provided by Urban Circus has been second to none. <br />Todd Rohl, Director Urban Design, National Capital Authority<br />Virtual Plan snapshot of Constitution Ave planning upgrade<br />
  17. 17. Virtual Plan<br />“..the interactive community sessions using the virtual technology has been a great success with hundreds of people lining up to use it on the night. We also have the ability to take the animation directly to the community on laptop as part of our consultation program."<br />Jo Weeks, Director Communications, Linking Melbourne Authority<br />Community Engagement is mobile and effective with virtual Planning<br />
  18. 18. “Working in context is imperative to good urban planning and design. The UC tool facilitates that ambition.”<br />Adrian Salmon, Assistant Director, Statutory Approvals, Department Planning and Community Development, Victoria. <br />
  19. 19. “residents and users were able to fully appreciate the extent of our project and its impacts on their local street. They were able to identify existing landmarks and vistas through the model and all questions and concerns were able to be addressed.”<br />Paul Gelston, Project Director, DTEI<br />Virtual Plan<br />Community Engagement is mobile and effective with virtual Planning<br />Community Sessions<br />
  20. 20. “used the tool to identify and explore areas within the design where improvements were required. . This further contributed to the development of a final design for a project which will be both safe in operation as well as a pedestrian friendly space.”<br />Paul Gelston, Project Director, DTEI<br />Safety and design proofing in vertical spaces is easy with Virtual Planning<br />
  21. 21. After 12 months of being blocked by community and stakeholders, a single Virtual Plan community session created understanding -<br />the project then moved quickly to construction.<br />Photograph of final outcome<br />As constructed photograph – Glenelg Tram Overpass<br />
  22. 22. “Dr. Ben Guy and his team at Urban Circus are pioneers in the new sensory law that replaces static “black letter” zoning codes… it’s an investment prospectus and regulatory tool that effectively leverages 21st century thinking with technological innovation.”<br />Geoff Booth, Youngblood Endowed Professor of Land Development, Master of Science in Land Development (MSLD) Program Coordinator<br />
  23. 23. Land owner and council: > 2 years of disputes, heading to court. <br />Virtual Planning: concept developed in 3 weeks in 2 workshops in full 3d so no ambiguity.125,000sqm floorspace, $100 million site, parks and amenity.<br />
  24. 24. The charrette drawings looked nice – but were so wrong when made real. UC rebuilt the whole masterplan in a week, then created a clear Plan for funding.<br />Julian Bunting, Town Planner, Logan City.<br />
  25. 25. Virtual Plan of winning proposal for $5bn urban transport project.<br />“UC revolutionized the way that BrisConnections communicated its design solutions to the client, the Brisbane community and  investors”. <br />Mark Snape, Project Director AirPort Link, bid phase. <br />
  26. 26. “2 days and you understood and developed the concept into a working Virtual Plan…. before that it was 2 months and the architect still didn’t get it….” <br />Chris Deakin, Arup Senior Engineer, Singapore.<br />
  27. 27. Windsor Bridge, NSW:<br />Heritage and RTA Engineers stuck for over 1 year in dispute over design impact. Countless meetings. High tension. <br />10 minute Virtual Plan session of options at board meeting: options understood - tensions resolved. Project proceeds.<br />
  28. 28. CrossRiver Rail - $8bn rail tunnel, Brisbane.<br />Needed a Virtual Plan of six stations with alignment delivered in under four weeks for community to understand – and progress funding. UC achieved.<br />
  29. 29. “What surprised me was how they actually contributed to our award winning design rather than just leading the presentation of it”. <br />David Moran, John Holland, Project Manager, AirPort Link<br />

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