Welcoming Greenhatch one of our amazing sponsors! Remember to take a look at their Homework Project ‘The Power of 3’ and we’d like to thank them for helping to re-stock some of the Digital Construction Posters too:
Company Name – Greenhatch Group Limited
Location All over England. Our HQ “Hatch Quarters” is in Derby (Central England) with other smaller Hatches established in Newcastle (Northeast), St Albans (Southeast) and Chippenham (Southwest).
Why is it important for your company to help Get Kids into Survey? Kids are our future, and we want to show them how fun it is to measure all different parts of the world and all types of buildings.
What do you do? We undertake measured surveys of the land, rivers buildings, and even locate pipes and services hidden underground.
We use the latest equipment and apply various methodologies to complete these surveys. Our mascot is a duck who can walk, fly and are great on the water, so we can tackle any survey.
How long have you been in the survey industry? Greenhatch was “hatched” in the mid-1980’s so we have been established for nearly 40 years. We have steadily grown over this period and currently employ over 150 Hatchers.
How did you end up getting into the geospatial industry? We love to draw and also see the world. It’s one of the oldest professions in the world, but nowadays is using the latest technology to create some great drawings and models.
State a funny fact about you… Our mascot Tribus the Duck is the probably the strongest duck in the World.
Tribus is the Latin word for three and has a triangle logo on his chest (just like Superman).
Triangles are a fixed shape and used to strengthen all type of objects.
Just look around your environment and you will see how many things are made of 3 components, and how sturdy/stable the object is. Three IS the magic number !!!
Favourite piece of kit and why? Laser Scanners. They are egg-cellent for capturing measurements really quickly.
We even put laser scanners in our boat and attach them to our drones, so we can measure anything.
Favourite Survey technique and why? Land surveying, which is know as a topographical survey. It’s great to stretch those legs and walk around interesting towns, parks, woodland etc.
Sometimes you would have to pay to visit the sites we are asked to survey !!!
How did you choose the character and what does he/she/it represent? Mean to you? What’s his/her name? We wanted a character that could work for all divisions in Greenhatch, and also show how you can develop from a hatchling to a full hatcher.
Tribus also highlights the importance of triangles in the world.