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From brief to handover – using the Trimble HoloLens XR10

18 January 2021

‘Innovation and technology’ are the driving forces behind a collaborative approach to projects by Norfolk based architectural design practice XLWerks. The XLWerks team specialises in urban planning and design, interior landscapes and future-proof buildings and works hard to enhance customer engagement in the design process, especially through mixed reality. Step forward the Trimble HoloLens XR10! […]

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Digital Construction workflow for the COVID era

14 January 2021

Whilst 2020 and COVID-19 threw up innumerable challenges for many of us, the construction sector was especially hard hit. But UK & Ireland based ECC Group were determined to keep their clients happy and their projects on track – and they knew that a digital construction workflow was the way to do this – effectively, […]

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New KOREC case study with Centara Ltd – Trimble X7 with Leica Cyclone software

7 January 2021

Our latest KOREC case study is called ‘The best of both worlds’. Why? Because Yorkshire based Centara Ltd wanted to invest in the best 3D laser scanner for their line of work whilst making a choice that took into account many economic considerations including sticking with their existing workflow that included Leica’s Cyclone processing software. […]

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Access All Areas

12 January 2020

Versatile, cost-effective, rugged and the ideal half-way house between a phone and a tablet, the Trimble’s TDC600 rugged Android mobile device is now a perfect fit for the land surveyor as well as the mapping professional. Why? …. because it now supports Trimble Access 2020! If you’re after something with more functionality than the TSC3, […]

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2021 – time for a change?

5 January 2021

Who likes January? OK, don’t all shout at once. We know it’s probably the least-loved month of all, and it’s easy to see why – it’s cold, it’s dark, your bank account is decimated, and it just seems to go on, and on… But this January is different. This is January 2021, which means that […]

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Professional Services – 2020 in Numbers

21 December 2020

While 2020 meant a year of inactivity for many, this certainly wasn’t the case for KOREC’s Professional Services division. As a key service provider based out of our Huntingdon offices, the division carried on throughout lockdown providing vital survey, scanning and mapping services to help keep the nation’s infrastructure networks open and operating. Throughout the […]

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A very 2020 Solution to Tunnel Monitoring

7 December 2020

Whilst you were sleeping – a tailor-made monitoring solution is set up remotely! In this case by KOREC’s monitoring expert Julian Gray who worked closely on this tunnel monitoring project with Mark Anderson of Academy Geomatics Ltd. Julian says that Mark created one of the best planned and set up installations he’s seen in his […]

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Name the famous face – and win…

2 December 2020

KOREC scanning expert Melvin Penwill has a keen eye for a great scanning subject when he’s out and about with his Trimble X7. Usually found scanning buildings, infrastructure and highways, Melvin took time out to capture this character from their statue. The question is, can you identify who the famous figure is? Guess correctly, and […]

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New! The ANAFI USA

25 November 2020

Designed for the US army and manufactured in the USA, ANAFI’s latest offering combines multiple security measures, great functionality and is operational from the palm of your hand in just 55 seconds.  These features, along with an extremely competitive price for the applications it’s aimed at, make the ANAFI USA a perfect choice for police, […]

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A shout out for KOREC’s unsung heroes!

What better time than Christmas to thank KOREC’s unsung heroes, especially those who make up our in-field, regional technical support team – and that’s exactly what our KOREC customers have done! Our technical support field team are answering their phone out of hours, sorting out site problems in all weathers and can turn your bad […]

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KOREC workshops gain new Trimble accreditation!

23 November 2020

We are delighted to announce that KOREC’s Irish & UK workshops have achieved their Trimble Authorised Service provider Certification for another two years. The Certification process is an important part of our aim to provide a world class service for our Trimble equipment users and examines KOREC’s facilities, technical abilities, tooling and equipment required to […]

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Totally Devoted to You

12 November 2020

Total Station. It’s not likely to be the most exciting piece of kit in your toolbox – but as these happy customers attest, your Trimble total station might just be your most faithful survey sidekick. The name may not set your pulse racing, but when everything else seems so uncertain at the moment, isn’t it […]

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A thwarted instrument theft reminds us that this problem hasn’t gone away

9 November 2020

Thank you to SEP Rail Services for the recent LinkedIn post reminding us all why it’s important to stay vigilant against the every present risk of instrument theft. SEP Rail Services includes some of its own useful tips for theft avoidance and on what to do if you do fall victim. Here at KOREC we’d […]

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KOREC Webinar – Prepare for January’s new EU drone regulations.

Not just onwards…but upwards! 2021 will soon be upon us but did you know that January will also see a set of new EU harmonisation regulations applicable to all commercial drone pilots? This is just one of the key topics that we’ll be covering in our upcoming webinar hosted by the KOREC Mapping team and […]

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Lunch is Launched

5 November 2020

Here’s a question. How do you continue to motivate, inspire, inform, or even just get your teams together during a national lockdown? Whilst 2020 has been unusual (to say the least), for KOREC, we were already quite used to remote working & collaboration. Serving two nations, and with staff the width and breadth of the […]

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Another lockdown – handling the unexpected

4 November 2020

With another lockdown upon us, political uncertainty at home and abroad and winter fast approaching there are many aspects of the future over which we have little or no control…and we’ve certainly not been short of media advice on how to deal with the unexpected gracefully – keep calm, be patient, develop acceptance, adapt to […]

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KOREC case study – Let sleeping bats lie!

We appreciate that bats have had more than their fair share of publicity lately, but this KOREC case study, recently published in GeoConnexionUK, was just too good to keep to ourselves! We love a story that combines innovative technology with a creative solution and this one certainly fits the bill…..Just how do you produce an […]

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Total Station. Total Peace of Mind.

28 October 2020

Furloughs. Lockdowns. Travel Restrictions. We’re well aware that 2020 has been rather…unpredictable. And while your business doesn’t like uncertainty, we also know that in order to remain competitive and productive, you want access to the best survey equipment there is. That’s why we decided to build a total station package that gives you reassurance and […]

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Bouncing Back in the South West – Bristol & Exeter

20 October 2020

Our national ‘Bouncing Back’ event series continues, as we now set our sights on the South West. We’re bringing the very latest geospatial solutions, such as the R12i GNSS, X7 laser scanner, and SiteVision mobile model viewer, to 2 new venues. Our demo days take place in Bristol on the 2nd & Exeter on the […]

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Visual Setting Out – the 5 Reasons Why

19 October 2020

How would you like to complete five times the amount of work, with just 1 operative? More construction contractors are realising the value of visual setting out with robotic total stations. They’re seeing firsthand the gains in speed, efficiency, and accuracy. These benefits translate to reductions in rework, schedule delays, and other costly problems, all […]

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My Inspiration – KOREC marks Black History Month

16 October 2020

This October we wanted to recognise Black History Month in our own, unique KOREC way. So we put it to our people – we asked our colleagues to tell us who inspires them, or has made a positive impact on their life. These people could be world-famous faces, or a close personal friend. They could […]

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SiteVision – 8 Features, Endless Applications

14 October 2020

Trimble’s SiteVision is a geospatial tool created for today’s tech-savvy workforce. Working in sync with your own mobile device, the unit utilises the very latest GNSS technology (including with the R12i – more on that to come) to pinpoint your design model down to cm accuracy. This allows you to easily and accurately visualise your […]

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Top Marks for Trimble’s Pro Point Technology

5 October 2020

Having used Trimble GNSS for many years, the team at Terravision Ltd were used to high accuracy, high performance kit. But even they were surprised by the results being achieved with Pro Point technology, as Survey Systems Engineer Digby Milnes explains; Several years ago when we moved from R6 and R8 receivers to the R10 […]

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Bouncing Back across the North East

We are delighted to be bringing the latest & greatest geospatial solutions to you, with 2 exclusive events in Leeds & Yarm. We’ll have the brand new R12i GNSS, X7 laser scanner and SiteVision all on hand for you to demo. Spaces are strictly limited to comply with social distancing, so sign up fast to […]

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A Decade of Dedication

30 September 2020

This September marks something of a milestone for Debbie Vincent, our Operations Manager (Huntingdon branch) – 10 years at KOREC. Many UK KOREC customers may be familiar with Debbie and her team, but to mark her decade with the company, we asked Debbie to look back over her years working with us. Here’s what she […]

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Meet Benchmark – the first UK company to invest in the R12i

22 September 2020

  It’s been just 3 weeks since the R12i was launched to the world on 1st September. But already Benchmark Surveys of Exeter have taken delivery of their new GNSS solution – the very first to be sold in the UK. The team took part in trials with the new unit at the end of […]

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Trimble X7 – One Year On

16 September 2020

The story of 2 customers Cast your mind back to September 2019, when trade events were in full swing. At INTERGEO, Trimble announced the launch of a new type of laser scanner – one that delivers powerful performance, with simple operation. The X7 promised fast, simple and accurate laser scan results, but 1 year on, […]

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KOREC Summer Blockbusters

15 September 2020

2020, the year of no summer blockbuster movies… A little bit of googling and you’ll soon find out that summer blockbusters have been around since the summer of 1975 with the release of Jaws. Here at KOREC, we weren’t prepared to see that tradition die. Introducing, KOREC’s Summer Blockbusters! Whether it’s an action packed movie […]

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Meet the Experts: Melvin Penwill

10 September 2020

Last month we saw the launch of Meet the Experts, our new initiative to help and support our customer base. Since then, we have launched our very first Q&A with our laser scanning expert, Melvin Penwill. With over 20 years’ experience under his belt, Melvin has done it all. Starting his career as a Graduate […]

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To the Point with the R12i

1 September 2020

This week saw the launch of the next level GNSS solution from Trimble – the R12i.  Featuring robust IMU tilt-compensation via their patented TIP (Trimble Inertial Platform) technology, you can forget about levelling the pole and focus on collecting points, faster, safer and easier. Utilising an angled pole allows you to obtain previously impossible or […]

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KOREC launches ‘Meet the Experts’

11 August 2020

KOREC are delighted to today (11th August 2020) be announcing their new initiative, Meet the Experts, to further help and support their growing customer base. The concept is to increase awareness and understanding of eight key business areas and solutions, which are;   Laser scanning and Trimble RealWorks Mobile Mapping Trimble Business Center software Rail […]

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Trimble SiteVision Version 2.00

2 June 2020

In addition to current features, we’ve added new functions that take augmented reality to the next level. While you can still use SiteVision to: Reduce costs by catching design errors and make adjustments before construction begins. Achieve greater productivity by accelerating decision making and minimize rework. Easily communicate design to a wide range of stakeholders […]

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New KOREC case study – Tri-Tech surveys corridor mapping

2 April 2020

Our thanks to Ted Harland, Managing Director of Tri-Tech Surveys, for our latest senseFly eBee X story. Ted and his team know eBee technology inside out and achieve some amazing results with their drone. This latest project saw them undertake a 4km corridor mapping project in a single morning achieving exactly the crisp, clear images […]

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New issue of Traverse

30 March 2020

The latest issue of our KOREC Ireland newsletter, Traverse, is now available as a PDF and will be coming soon as a Flip Book. This issue includes: Launch of ‘Pep Talks’ a series of motivational chats New launch: KlearView360° New case study: Keating – port wall monitoring using Senceive sensors Technical Support: Hints & tips

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New Korec case study – Monitoring with Senceive sensors

25 March 2020

Our thanks to Keating Project Manager, Steven Heaney, for suppling the information for our latest case study ‘Confidence Assured’ which looks at how a network of Senceive sensors was used to monitor a protected wall at Greenore Port in Ireland during refurbishment works. This will be the featured case study in our upcoming KOREC Ireland […]

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Trimble X7 Trial – Sharing Some Thoughts

23 March 2020

  Our next issue of our KOREC Ireland newsletter, Traverse, is coming soon and the front cover features data from a recent trial of the Trimble X7 at the Southern Regional College, Armagh. The college was constructed by Felix O’Hare, which we recently covered in a KOREC case study ‘Taking BIM to the construction site’.  […]

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COVID-19 Update

16 March 2020

With the situation on COVID-19 evolving constantly, there is no doubt that we are living through a period that is challenging, both personally and professionally. However, even in uncertain times there can be constants and in KOREC’s case we would like to reassure all our customers that our commitment to you will remain our highest […]

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S5 Delivers Reliability & Accuracy

11 March 2020

Working on a crowded, compact city-centre construction site is highly demanding – and so you need equipment that you can depend upon to simply get the job done. That’s why John Sisk & Son chose S5 total stations with ActiveTrack technology for the Capital Dock project in Dublin’s thriving waterside area. “The reliability, convenience and […]

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Has Trimble delivered with the X7?

2 March 2020

When Trimble set out to create a new 3D Laser Scanner, they asked themselves some basic questions. Where is laser scanning going, how does the customer use laser scanning and what is most important to that customer? They interviewed over 550 people from pre-development through to field use. The end result is the X7. But […]

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21st Century Purchase for a 21st Century Solution

27 February 2020

Barry Burrows didn’t need to demo the X7 to see the benefits – we spoke to the UK & Ireland’s first Trimble X7 High Speed Laser Scanner owner on his very modern buyer journey Ever since he was a kid, Barry Burrows wanted to get his hands on the latest technological gadget – from computer […]

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New KOREC case study – Amey Consulting / Tunnel monitoring

13 February 2020

Our thanks to Andrew Plumb of Amey Consulting for the information in our latest case study, “Tackling a ‘Perfect Storm’ of monitoring challenges. This story looks at how Andrew undertook the remote monitoring of a tunnel under restoration and construction activity just outside of Kings Cross. Read the full story here.

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Stolen S7 Tracked and Recovered in the same morning

There’s nothing we like more than hearing about technology delivering exactly what it’s designed for, so it’s particularly rewarding to hear that Trimble’s L2P (Locate to Protect) tracking and AllTrak software has again assisted a KOREC customer in the recovery of a stolen Trimble instrument. Haygate Construction is a small, family owned setting out company […]

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KOREC in the press – O’Brien Contractors use SiteVision

The latest issue of CES magazine features our very first case study on Trimble SiteVision. Gareth Price and Matt Blevins, both of O’Brien Contractors, explained to us how they’ve been putting their new SiteVision unit to good use on an enabling contract next to Dudley zoo. Read the piece in CES here or download the […]

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New KOREC case study – let sleeping bats lie!

10 February 2020

Has it really been over 2 years since the launch of the Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either! However, it’s been particularly interesting over the last year to see the breadth of applications expand so significantly as surveyors and engineers, familiar with the technology, become highly resourceful in the new ways […]

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New KOREC case study – using the ANAFI

6 February 2020

The Parrot ANAFI is ten times quieter than the average drone which is just one of the reasons why it proved the pefect choice for a recent survey in a residential area with limited access. PDS Surveys Director, Lee Husk, worked hard to ensure that householders were not inconvenienced during this job and was kind […]

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R12 for Landtech Surveys!

Congratulations to Martin Riley, Managing Director of Landtech Surveys, who is one of the first KOREC customers to invest in Trimble’s R12 technology. As a sole proprietor, productivity on site is a key to the smooth running of his business and Martin has been putting his R12 to good use from day 1! Martin is […]

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New Korec case study – Mobile Mapping – MX9

5 February 2020

Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors is the latest KOREC customer to talk to us about how their team used KOREC Professional Services and the Trimble MX9 to capture information on Wrexham’s A483, all with minimal traffic management. Read the case study here. Our thanks to Survey Manager, Andrew Thompson, for providing the background and pictures for […]

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SiteVision Essentials (9)

4 February 2020

Learn about SketchUp components, and how to use them to apply attributes and materials for visualisation in Trimble SiteVision. …and of course don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.

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Index – Trimble SiteVision Essentials

We’ll be regularly posting all the useful stuff that you need to know about Trimble SiteVision including Trimble tips and advice, KOREC opinion, video examples, training, customer feedback and some good honest FAQ’s! Click on any of the links below and of course, don’t forget that You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here […]

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Trimble SiteVision Essentials (8)

27 January 2020

Learn how to download and install the SiteVision AR Exporter Extension via the SketchUp Extension Warehouse for your version of SketchUp Pro. …and of course don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.

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  • ‘Innovation and technology’ are the driving forces behind a collaborative approach to projects by Norfolk based architectural design practice XLWerks. The XLWerks team specialises in urban planning and design, interior landscapes and future-proof buildings and works hard to enhance customer engagement in the design process, especially through mixed reality. Step forward the Trimble HoloLens XR10! […]

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  • Whilst 2020 and COVID-19 threw up innumerable challenges for many of us, the construction sector was especially hard hit. But UK & Ireland based ECC Group were determined to keep their clients happy and their projects on track – and they knew that a digital construction workflow was the way to do this – effectively, […]

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  • Date: Tuesday 19th January Time: 3pm GMT Hosted by Andrea Blindenbacher, senseFly Head of Training, the platform and program are designed to teach current and prospective senseFly drone pilots how to operate their senseFly mapping drones with confidence in the field. It also provides essential knowledge about the principles associated with successful mapping drone operations, […]

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  • Not every school is closed… GEOSCHOOL is back and open for business! We will be running a range of sessions over the next few weeks, so stay tuned and if there are any new topics or subjects you’d like to revisit, let us know. Register for TBC Project Explorer and View Filter Manager Deep Dive […]

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