“The great thing about survey these days and with the Trimble kit, is that the level of integration between different methods means that surveyors can become much more ambitious with their plans – and Time Team takes full advantage of that.”
- Dr Henry Chapman, Time Team
KOREC have provided solutions for a variety of Archaeology projects, working with organisations such as English Heritage, National Trust and Channel 4’s Time Team.
Trimble Survey GPS has been utilised to record positional information to centimetre accuracy, often to recreate 3D models or reconstructions of the landscape being surveyed. Trimble’s GIS Mapping solutions are also used extensively, the Time Team often processing recorded data within a GIS environment (ESRI ArcGIS)
BIM is a process, a process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. It is not a suite of slick software. Typically, BIM is a 3D representation of a building, made up of individual building components that contain specific information about themselves… location, material, dimensions, manufacturer, fire rating and carbon footprint to name a few.
Proponents of BIM state that the benefits of taking this collaborative approach with everyone, from surveyors to contractors, working from the same 3D model speak for themselves:
- Improved visualisation
- Improved productivity due to easy retrieval of information
- Increased coordination of construction documents
- Embedding and linking of vital information such as vendors for specific materials, location of details and quantities required for estimation and tendering
- Increased speed of delivery
- Reduced costs
Trimble is focused on delivering solutions that tightly link office based process and information with the field crew—including taking Building Information Models (BIM) and other design data to the field for highly accurate positioning and layout of foundations and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Trimble solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the building construction lifecycle.
“We need instruments that are reliable, flexible and easy to use. Providing our surveyors with a Trimble integrated solution means streamlined data handling and less time in the office. We have a long standing relationship with KOREC and know that their Spectra, Nikon and Trimble instruments will provide the rugged and reliable performance that our projects demand.”
- Stuart Fagg, Survey Manager, Costain
KOREC and Trimble civil engineering survey products are used for a variety of applications within civil engineering.
The KOREC team have extensive experience providing solutions for rail projects, with Civil Engineering survey products ranging from Robotic Total Stations to BIM products.
There are also a range of survey products and solutions that can help with tunnel construction, particularly Trimble’s S-Series robotic total stations.
“We needed equipment that was reliable and from a trustworthy company. Since taking delivery from KOREC in April we have attended twenty fatals, twenty potentials fatal, two crime scenes and one plane crash and have been cutting survey time on site by up to 50% in some cases. Shorter time on site means shorter road closures and less disruption to traffic.”
- PC David Taylor, North Yorkshire Police Collision Investigation Unit
KOREC has a track record for supplying innovative solutions to the Emergency Services, particularly Trimble’s integrated surveying equipment such as spatial imaging solutions, robotic total stations and rovers for Incident Investigation.
“Typically we spend approx 75% of our working year surveying with the R8’s and results are comfortably inside the +/-30mm tolerance that we require. We undertake Interim Profile surveys during the Spring and Autumn months, Beach Management Plan surveys in the summer months and Post Storm surveys in the winter months. Over time we can identify whether each of the profiles are eroding or accreting and this information supports sound decision making in the long term.”
- Dan Amos, Worthing Borough Council
KOREC and Trimble solutions are currently being utilised by a number of organisations involved in the environmental sector.
For Mobile GIS we can supply a range of handheld GPS devices that can be used to accurately record environmental assets or report environmental incidents.
The environmental surveying equipment and products are used for applications including flood risk assessment and monitoring coastal erosion.
“We had full confidence in the Trimble S6 from our previous monitoring experiences and it didn’t let us down on the night. As the bridge was pushed in 300mm stages, we fed back the monitoring information to our design team who approved that we were not out of tolerance and allowed us to continue. The consistent results we achieved gave the design team the assurance they required and I have to say the S6 did a cracking job for us.”
Trimble technology is used extensively in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of road projects across the UK and Ireland.
For those that manage our highways, KOREC’s Geospatial and GIS systems are used for asset management and condition monitoring, whilst our integrated surveying solutions are helping many of the UK’s police forces with collision investigations.
The KOREC team are experts in this market and can bring many years of experience to help with your roads projects. Case studies with Costain, Birse and Skanska underline how KOREC supplied systems are being used and how the KOREC technical team and consultants have helped a number of successful projects finish ahead of time and under budget.
“Due to the large scale of the project we have employed six temporary staff, none of whom had previous survey experience. After a few days training, all were able to efficiently use the system out in the field.”
- Sydney Simpson, Bradford MBC
With greater emphasis on improving efficiency and sharing information across departments within government, the use of technology is an important aspect in working to ensure greater freedom and flexibility in the provision of services.
The geographic information that can be collected is a major asset for local authorities and will serve to inform decisions on planning and delivery of local services.
KOREC has developed close working relationships with a number of local authorities delivering bespoke solutions to meet complex project requirements. In particular, our mobile mapping services have provided asset data collection for several local authorities delivering full street furniture/highway asset inventories.
KOREC and Trimble surveying equipment and solutions are used by a number of Government organisations, including the emergency services, The Environment Agency, Ordnance Survey and the Defence sector.
“KOREC have helped make the detailed specification and installation of the full system a swift and painless task. In addition, KOREC’s good local support service and particular experience in marine and hydrographic applications have ensured that we ended up with the right product at the right price!”
- William Heaps, Associated British Ports
Trimble Marine Construction solutions represent Trimble’s many years experience in positioning technology and the marine industry, and demonstrate our commitment to professionals working in marine construction projects and applications.
Site positioning systems hardware and software deliver the accuracy and reliability you need, and with their exceptional performance and our unsurpassed technical support, they provide total peace of mind.
“We always knew that we would need to be able to switch from GPS to Total Stations when using our GCS900 systems in areas where the GPS signal would be compromised and we’ve now reached the stage where switching from one to the other is a pretty straightforward operation – it’s not quite as simple as flicking a switch but not far off!”
- Mark Wood, Balfour Beatty Rail
KOREC specialises in the provision of construction, survey, mapping and monitoring solutions for the rail industry. We provide a wide range of total stations, GPS, UAS, track measuring devices, levelling / alignment instruments and rail monitoring solutions, as well as asset management systems which are suitable for use across a wide range of rail infrastructure projects.
The experienced KOREC team has worked on live railways as well as on greenfield sites and understands the particular challenges that rail work can bring from time constraints to restricted access. Our rail solutions have therefore been developed with productivity, accuracy and safety in mind and have a proven record for delivering cost savings on a wide range of products.