How BB Surveys successfully completed a vast football stadium project with over 4,600 scans and and multi-sensor integration to create a range of high-quality delivera
Go beyond the spec sheet to unlock your perfect 3D Laser Scanning solution with these five important questions
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Purchasing a laser scanner shares striking similarities with buying a car!
How the award-winning company, Connect Scaffolding Ltd, invested in the Trimble X9 3D Laser Scanner and why they’re “100% convinced” they made the right choice.
Why the crisp, clean data and sub-millimetre accuracy of the Trimble X12 3D Laser Scanner was ‘a game changer’ for specialist measurement consultants OR3D
After a day on site with the Trimble X12 3D Laser Scanner – we catch up with Paul Williams, Director of Survey Dimensio
It was with great pleasure that we loaned a Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner to the BSc Geospatial Surveying TU Dublin final year students.
We catch up with Three Sixty Group to find out how they’ve been getting on with the new Trimble X12 3D Laser Scanner
KOREC’s ‘Scanning and Point Clouds’ Sector Specialist, Melvin Penwill, field tests the new Trimble X12.
A Trimble X7 has paid for itself in around 12 months thanks to the quality of the data it is producing for AMR Geomatics’ detailed Revit models and 2D drawings.
Spot may have entertained at Digital Construction Week, but out on the construction site, this automated co-bot is already hard at work for numerous clients
At almost 200 years old, the Mythe Bridge near Tewkesbury has provided Scan to Plan Owner Bill Stebbing with the opportunity to combine skills in two of his specialist survey areas, historic buildings and civil engineering. It’s also enabled Bill to make use of one of the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner’s most underrated features – the handle!
Reality check – KOREC’s Graham Sharp knows exactly what a good deal should look like for anyone thinking of investing in a 3D Laser Scanner, especially one as good as the Trimble X7!
The Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner is proving to be extremely popular with Trimble Tekla users thanks to the FieldLink software that powers it and allows for the seamless import of IFC models (supported by Tekla). Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy […]
Our latest KOREC case study features Hillcrest Structural who were able to reduce labour and plant costs, increase accuracy and save time by switching from tapes and dumpy levels to point clouds and robotic measurement.
Our latest case study comes courtesy of the Nugent Manufacturing team based in Naas Co. Kildare, Ireland. It’s also the first KOREC case study in our new format! Nugent Manufacturing recently invested in a Trimble X7 Laser Scanner and although they are not surveyors by, trade they are achieving exactly the sort of high accuracy […]
The Trimble X7 has been engineered to help you achieve a fully registered point cloud, ready for the creation of 3D models, drawings etc, as fast as possible. But not all those ways are as evident as you may think!
Our team of experts including Cesar Almeida, Melvin Penwill and Rob Judge were on hand to deliver the nine units to the forces
Earlier this month we asked you to tell us your biggest gripes when it came to laser scanning. We’re delighted to share the survey results here…
On a recent mobile mapping mission, KOREC employee Graham Beckford was lucky enough to pass not one, but two pre-historic jewels in England’s crown – Stonehenge and the Uffington White Horse. Despite dull and grey conditions, there was no missing the new Professional Services vehicle as it drove up alongside the ancient stone circle – one of Europe’s most […]
How KOREC are powering a Guinness World Record breaking attempt Ian Williams is a man on a mission. Over the weekend of 7-8th August, he’ll be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance travelled in a go kart in 24 hours, at the Teesside Autodrome British 24hr Challenge. The current record […]
It was only a few weeks ago that we caught up with Sky Revolutions Company Director, Ben Gorham when Sky Revolutions became the first KOREC customer to invest in the newly launched senseFly eBee GEO. This time we’re back with Ben talking about a particularly successful week the company’s had with the Trimble X7. Whilst […]
Definitely not when it comes to examining why the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner lends itself to the pressures of crime and collision scene investigation! We round up the top ten reasons why the X7 delivers on key requirements. Over the years, KOREC has enjoyed a long and informative relationship with the UK’s police forces […]
There are seven days in a week, seven colours of the rainbow, seven seas, seven continents and now Survey Solutions has seven Trimble X7’s! Following Survey Solutions’ recent acquisition of three further survey companies, Survey Systems, Locate Surveys and Kempston Surveys, it is now the UK’s largest engineering survey company and one that prides itself […]
Did you know that the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner has an integrated calibration feature that offers full auto-calibration of range and angular systems in 25 seconds with no user interaction or targets? This Trimble technology is a smart feature that monitors environmental temperature, ambient light, vibration, instrument temperature and vertical speed to take the […]
Can it really be over 4 years since Trimble launched the SX10 Scanning Total Station? We can’t believe it either, but if there’s one thing we are sure about, it’s that the Trimble development team never stands still! …which is why we’re delighted to announce the launch of the SX12 which brings several new features […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Following our recent announcement of our partnership with SEP Geospatial, we were inundated with questions! We’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked to help clarify our new working relationship and what this means for your business
Press Release: KOREC expands UK Trimble footprint with new SEP Geospatial reseller agreement
The KOREC Rail theme for this years’ Rail Live event is ‘MORE, MORE, MORE! Here’s why:
KOREC Press Release: KOREC Group recruits software industry expert to lead large-scale expansion of its K-MATIC operations
A trio of news stories celebrating the support that both KOREC and Trimble are providing to the education sector across the UK There isn’t much that’s more important than ensuring the next generation are informed, enthused and inspired to join us in the exciting world of engineering, construction and the built environment. In how many […]
It’s taken permission from the Palace and the loan of one of the most advanced handheld GPS mapping systems available for Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm, Ormskirk, Lancashire, to create this year’s jubilee themed maze attraction.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago really brought home to us the importance of maintaining and improving our health – both inside and out. Maintaining our physical health could mean the difference between a mild or a severe case of covid, and the impact of multiple lockdowns, separation from our loved ones, […]
1st February 2022 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Three days later, on Friday 4th, the Beijing Winter Olympics begin. To mark these two occasions, and because we are mad for a group fitness challenge (or just plain mad?) the KOREC team are committing to undertake a mammoth journey. In February 2021, our […]
KOREC is delighted to announce that group expansion means we are now seeking to fill 30 new positions, in a range of departments, across the UK and Ireland. These new roles include openings in our offices in Cambridgeshire, Dublin and Liverpool.
Peterborough based KOREC customer, Sky Revolutions, is a company that certainly knows its way around the aerial mapping sector and as one of the very earliest UK surveying businesses to realise the benefits of drone surveying, it also has an extensive knowledge of the technology involved. That’s why we are delighted to announce that it […]
KOREC is delighted to announce that following extensive behind the scenes work demonstrating our ongoing commitment to support the Esri user community, we have been recognised officially as an Esri Silver Tier Business Partner. This new status will further strengthen the KOREC/Esri relationship allowing KOREC to offer Esri’s ArcGIS software as part of its mapping […]
KOREC is delighted to announce the launch of KOREC Mapping in a move to consolidate and expand the KOREC offering of field to office data collection and handling solutions available across the UK and Ireland. This development will see new partnerships announced as well as an expanded team of KOREC development, technical and consultancy professionals. […]
It’s always interesting for us here at KOREC to see what sort of reception a new product gets and we have to say the Trimble TSC5 Android data logger has certainly had its fair share of coverage on social media since its March launch. We’ve had everything from the Trimble ‘data logger evolution’ picture to […]
We’re delighted to announce the launch of KOREC GEOSCHOOL, our on-line learning platform that offers a range of paid for and free of charge high quality training courses. These courses have all been designed to allow you to choose, where, when and at what pace you’d like to complete your training as well as providing […]
KOREC and Drone Pilot Academy celebrate 5 years of success with an extended partnership bringing new pilot benefits. DPA now an approved partner for drone demonstrations. Increased dissemination of useful information through webinars and social media. Faster access to new industry releases. Competitive package pricing on drone purchase, product and CAA training. KOREC is delighted […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How 2Can Productions graduated from using a tape measure, road wheels and string to Trimble’s ground breaking Catalyst GNSS system and the K-MATIC software suite.
‘Whatever the challenge, we have the solution’ – Aspect Land and Hydrographic Surveys’ investment in Mobile Mapping yields substantial benefits for both the company and its clients.
KimberGlen International LLP, the visionary international golf course architects, are reshaping the future of course design by taking their survey work in-house for greater productivity and an even better understanding of the lie of the land they’re working on.
How Anglian Water Services is solving complex and long-standing flooding problems through a data led approach and astute use of a low cost, cm accurate, GNSS field data capture system.
How a truly creative approach enabled Brunel Surveys to deliver a large and challenging survey on-time and within budget.
For Angus Davidson Ltd (ADL) rural consultants and specialists in peatland restoration, cloud networking has been key to the management of its field data capture workflow.
KOREC customer, Academy Geomatics, Ltd is combining data from a Trimble S7 Total Station and a range of geotechnical sensors, all in a single Trimble platform.
Improved accuracy and total confidence in the work done has justified AV Unibrak’s investment in Trimble’s RPT600 Rapid Positioning Tool for setting out, as has a 30% reduction in rework.
Time saved, a reduction in model errors and improved communication – a truly collaborative project has proved the perfect testing ground for Mercury Engineering and their Trimble XR10 mixed reality technology.
Through its support of the HALO Trust with Trimble GNSS systems and extensive consultancy, KOREC has been proud to provide back up and affordable GNSS technology to support this charity.
Casterbridge Land Surveys Ltd has been putting its new Trimble R12i GNSS to good use as part of an integrated surveying solution that’s increasing site efficiency by 30-50% and saving up to 3 hours a day.
Our thanks to Jason Hinsley of DroneWorks who took the time to explain to us why his new Trimble Catalyst DA2 Receiver knocks the DA1 into a hat and why it’s the most cost-effective route to cm positions for businesses like his own. “Simply, I’m amazed, “Less than a minute to get less than 1cm […]
ow using a KOREC supplied Trimble Alloy GNSS Receiver along with an interesting GNSS contradiction is assisting the National Oceanography Centre in its innovative approach to measuring sea level.
For the EKFB team working on HS2’s Aylesbury section, the unique technologies of the Trimble R12i GNSS are cutting the time on site by couple of hours each day and increasing field productivity by 30%.
How Derbyshire County Council is successfully implementing a mobile mapping strategy allowing it to take full control of all its asset data capture and analysis. Asset management is all about understanding a range of assets – from roads and pavements to drains and road signs – and then using this information to prioritise how they […]
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. […]
Innovation is key when it comes to “Putting the passenger first” The successful 90mph handback of a 400m stretch of the West Coast Mainline during the replacement of Willesden North Junction over Easter has been assisted by the willingness of the S&C South Alliance* to adopt a range of innovative technology during the blockade. This […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Undertaking a jetty survey for a large international port on the south coast brings its own unique set of challenges. Brunel Surveys’ Peter Worthington tackles the access difficulties of a twenty-four hour working port, a swaying boat as a base from which to survey, a tiny tidal window and the need to accurately survey the […]
Our thanks to Gareth Price of O’Brien Contractors for supplying all the information and pictures for our first Trimble SiteVision case study. Carrying out enabling works on the Dudley Very Light Railway Innovation Centre, Gareth reports that easy design visualisation, validation of works and the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders were […]
Our thanks to Vince Bridle of Sir Robert McAlpine for supplying the information for our latest case study featuring the Trimble S8 and T4D Monitoring software. A single Trimble monitoring system is all that’s required for a challenging site thanks to intelligent planning and a full understanding of the project’s challenges. Read the full story […]
Safer underground manhole surveys with the ZEB-REVO RT LS Transmission Consultancy Limited T/A LSTC has carried out over fifty underground manhole surveys using the ZEB-REVO RT’s handheld laser scanning technology to achieve high accuracy data whilst surveyors remain above ground. Our thanks to Kurt Slater, Survey Manager at LSTC for providing the information. Read the […]
Trimble MX9 addresses critical health and safety implications for complex road survey. For Gateshead based Academy Geomatics, the mobile mapping service provided by KOREC’s Professional Services division has transformed the methods and speeds with which it can capture survey grade data on busy road networks. Read the full case study here Our thanks to Academy […]
Our thanks to Becky Conway, Principal Hydrographic Surveyor, Associated British Ports for kindly supplying us with the information for this casestudy reminding us why Trimble’s VRS Now Service remains a reliable and easy to make choice for real-time corrections. Read the full case study here.
TP Knotweed is a company that specialises in helping businesses, local councils, and homeowners throughout the UK to permanently eradicate Japanese knotweed from their premises. This latest KOREC case study is a really useful example of how a company that’s been committed to investing in technology since its inception decided to extend this into its […]
Our latest KOREC case study underlines just how creative solutions come about! In this case, a tight schedule, along with health and safety considerations, were the drivers behind an imaginative and effective data capture solution that enabled waste management specialists Enviroflow to complete a managed motorway drainage survey just four weeks into a six-week project. […]
The accuracy of the Trimble SX10 lends itself to a challenging cliff top survey in Tintagel as a new bridge linking the headland and the ruins of the 13th century castle nears completion. Many thanks to Jordan Knight of The Greenhatch Group for supplying the information and images. Read the full case study here.
We’ve updated our K-Mobile ‘Tree Edition’ case study done in conjunction with EDP. Why? Because not only do they keep doing great things with the software that we want to write about, but ‘Tree Edition’ is now available as an off-the-shelf product for all arboricultral consultants. Read the full version here
The first SX10 in Northern Ireland was purchased by Reencon. 12 months on and we catch up with Senior Surveyor, Tim Connolly, to find out how he’s been using it. Read the full case study here.
Many thanks to Laurent Ciais, Survey Manager at Balfour Beatty VINCI on the M6 smart motorway upgrade, for supplying the information for this case study. There’s no doubt that we are seeing a shift towards a more sophisticated sales environment in which service, support and a personal approach play a key part in the buying […]
KOREC Group is delighted to announce the establishment of BuildingPoint UK and Ireland as it becomes the newest partner to join Trimble’s BuildingPoint distribution network.
A recent report by Deloitte on the development of the construction and engineering industry until 2050 identified the key trends set to shape the industry, the priorities and challenges that construction professionals should be aware of, and the technologies and solutions that are on hand to help us meet these challenges. The report defines Connected […]
KOREC Group have cemented their dedication to the construction industry, by becoming a signed-up member of COMIT. Short for Construction Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology, the organisation’s mission is to foster greater ties between the construction and technology industries, in order to speed up the adoption of innovative technologies in the sector. As a […]
A well-established policy of embracing survey technology has enabled Newry based contractor Felix O’Hare to position itself as one of the most enterprising companies in Northern Ireland for BIM and digital construction. So it comes as no surprise that under the guidance of Senior Site Engineer, Wayne Nolan, a driving force behind the advancement of […]
Setting out is a laborious, time-consuming yet vital stage of the construction process. With our February trade-up offer, you can ensure you have the most robust, most productive and most cost-effect setting out workflow available. To make things better, we’ll give you £4000 / €4500 to upgrade your old survey kit for a brand-new, setting […]
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 […]
How to reliably capture accurate survey data and transform it into intelligence for increased productivity and improved decision making.
Real-time decision cuts costs by two thirds and reduces work by four months. Skanska share their experiences of using Trimble SiteVision at Infrastructure Projects Central (IPC) Euston.
“Trimble Catalyst made the job easy”. We catch up with Jeremy Murfitt, Owner of Everything is Somewhere, long time Esri user and an early adopter of Trimble Catalyst.
How does the new Trimble Catalyst DA2 receiver measure up against the DA1?
What better way to find out than by putting the DA2 into the hands of experienced Catalyst user and advocate of the DA1 system, Andrew Stephenson of Morrison Water Services
Who benefits? Looking at the business case for low-cost cm positions with Trimble Catalyst user Alan Roberts, Owner/Director of DTM Technologies.
Who needs low cost, on-demand, cm precision data collection? “A cm accurate GNSS solution at the right price point.” Christopher Cooke of 3LM on Trimble Catalyst We’ve just launched ‘A Grand Deal’ and it’s our offer of the summer! Mobile, on-demand data collection with centimetre-precision, our KOREC Capture data collection app and the KOREC Portal […]
“KOREC is firmly behind all the success I’ve achieved in the last 20 years at the Northern Ireland Forest Service. The right hardware, smart data capture software development and a great working relationship enabled us to revolutionise our data collection and management capabilities.” At the end of 2020, former Information Systems Manager with the Northern […]
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 […]
This year, we’re on a mission to connect our customers to leaders in the Geospatial field! We want to take YOU on our KOREC customer experience days, which kicked off at the beginning of April when we took 10 lucky customers to the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam – attending the conference and exhibition, and of […]
Why winning a KOREC ‘golden ticket’ to the Trimble SX10/S-Series production centre in Sweden is so much more than ‘just 48 hours in Stockholm!’ “By knowing more about where your instruments come from, who designed them, and the science behind their design, you become a stakeholder in the development cycle—and a peer in a […]
KOREC Group is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement to become the latest distributor to join the Swiss company’s global network of suppliers.
We are delighted to announce the release of the latest member of the senseFly eBee family, the eBee GEO! So much so, that we’ve decided to introduce it in a special bundle for February including a free Drone Pilot Academy course making it even more affordable. Designed to place senseFly’s fixed wing drone technology into […]
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 […]
How do we maintain our motivation in the depths of winter? How do we remain positive and engaged as a team when we can’t even meet face to face with our colleagues? That was the challenge facing the KOREC team at the beginning of 2021. A highly social group who aren’t averse to a challenge, […]
Hillhead 2010 has just finished and this years glorious weather was appreciated by visitors and exhibitors alike. Aided by Trimble and Finning, the KOREC stand was busy for the duration with the full Trimble range of Machine Control and Site Positioning Systems on show, all backed up by KOREC’s expertise. As predicted, the Finning supplied […]
Register now to join KOREC and Trimble® at Europe’s largest sustainability event which takes place next week at London’s ExCel. Futuresource is a joint event from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and provides a forum for debating key issues, discussing best practice and sharing expertise and solutions. […]
KOREC’s Richard Gauchwin puts the new Catalyst DA2 through its paces looking at why it delivers even more than the DA1 for anyone wanting cost-effective, precise data capture.
Save up to 20% on a Trimble R8s GNSS receiver with TDC600 Trimble’s R8s GNSS has always been ‘the one with all the options’! It’s flexible and scaleable, which means that you can choose the configuration level that suits your needs best, whether it’s post-processing, base, rover, or a combination of base and rover functionality. […]
Resolve to save 20% on a Trimble R8s GNSS receiver with TDC600 this January
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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We always find you helpful, nothing is too big to deal with”
How to you differentiate yourself from the competition? For KOREC, it’s service with a capital S!
Fairyhouse Racecourse leads the way in consistent, centimetre accurate, sectional timing data with IHRB approved low-cost, ground-breaking Trimble GPS syste
The fourth question in our ‘five important questions blog’ is……
Visitors to York Maze will find this year’s amazing maize maze, even more challenging thanks to the accuracy of a KOREC supplied Trimble TDC650 handheld GN
One job – two standout reasons to use the Trimble X12 3D Laser Scanner. With an extensive survey fleet to choose from, it was the Trimble X12 that Land Development Services’ Scan Technician Andrew Coggan selected for a recent Measured Building Survey of a nine-storey landmark building in Poole. Download a PDF of the case […]
In the first of our ‘Latitude and Attitude’ series, we posed 10 questions to Mike Roller, Civil Engineering Surveyor, Galliford Try.
We are delighted to share that we have been awarded the prestigious Investors In People & Investors In Wellbeing accreditation – with over 96% of employees agreeing that KOREC is a great place to work! Launched 30 years ago, the Investors in People programme certifies organisations that perform against a wide range of criteria – […]
How KOREC’s clever field data capture app and a Trimble Catalyst cm accurate, low-cost GNSS have enabled National Highways to achieve the same amount of defect work in just one shift whilst saving around £20k on each 5km stretch of carriageway.
Fibre network designers, Jorvik Design Group, first in UK to invest in a KOREC supplied Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System
KOREC is delighted to announce that following an expansion of the KOREC Rail team, it is better equipped than ever to showcase advances in rail survey and measurement technology:- PWI Membership As a new corporate member of the Permanent Way Institution, KOREC will be working closely with the organisation to provide training and upskilling with […]
We are delighted and proud to announce that our KOREC Group CEO, Alan Browne, has been named on the EY Entrepreneur of the Year shortlist for 2022.
The annual extravaganza that is the Eurovision Song Contest takes place this Saturday, as twenty-four European nations (and, erm, Australia!) compete to take home the trophy. Now, you may be asking what this has to do with KOREC – very much a UK & Irish based organisation! Well, besides the fact that Ireland have won […]
Trust is a funny thing. It can take years to build, yet can be destroyed in days. All and any relationships, may they be business or personal, ultimately succeed or fail due to trust. In the era of fake news, accusations of green-washing, and with faith in our political systems at an all time low […]
We couldn’t possibly finish our celebration of Black History Month without discussing Katherine Johnson, who along with Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson was the inspiration behind the best-selling book and 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures’.
News this week has broken that over one million job vacancies remain unfilled in the UK, a record number since records began in 2001. Gratefully so far at KOREC we’ve managed to buck this trend with a number of new hires over the last few weeks, filling roles in our field technical support and sales […]
Trimble Sync Manager (TSM) is a helpful tool for surveyors looking to seamlessly manage data between office and field via the cloud. Jobs created in Trimble Business Center can be issued anywhere in the world at the click of a button. Part of the Trimble survey workflow, tasks are delivered to surveyors via Trimble Access […]
We’re celebrating the eventual arrival of the Tokyo Olympics with our own mini competition, as well as highlighting our ‘dream team’ product line up. For the duration of the Games, we’re asking customers and colleagues alike to submit their best snaps on the theme of the Olympic motto – Faster, Higher, Stronger. We welcome photos […]
What’s the best way to stay in the loop with the current trends, events, offers and news in the geospatial industry? Well, one way is to make sure you’re signed up to the weekly KOREC round up email. Every Friday, we curate a selection of the most relevant, interesting and informative content from KOREC, our […]
We’re delighted to have been featured in several industry publications this month! GeoConnexion UK (March/April 2021) Our group Commercial Director, Mark Poveda uses his regular colum in this issue to look at a quarted of technology solutions that are helping the engineering and construction sectors stay safe and adapt to the new normal. Read it […]
3 old total stations bound for the skip at Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors (MHLS) in Swansea have been brought back to life and donated to the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) to help their monitoring of shipping off the North Cornish Coast. The NCI is a voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
GeoConnexionUK has also used its May/June issue to highlight how the exploitation of two very different Trimble technologies (The R10 and Trimble Catalyst) can be used in the fight against the invasive plant, knotweed. In our ‘Whacking the Weed’ article, written with Tom Goodman of TP Knotweed, we outline how TP Knotweed’s take up of GPS is just […]
The April issue of CES magazine features our casestudy on the SX10 done in partnership with Paul Henzell of the Three Sixty Group. It looks at their resourceful approach to bringing consistency to above and below the ground surveys using the Trimble SX10 Read the piece here.
The March issue of CES magazine is hitting desks as we speak and featured on pages 26 and 27 is the latest case study from KOREC. This story sees Enviroflow Management tackling a demanding M6 drainage survey with a truly unique approach – they’ve integrated GeoSLAM’s ZEB-REVO handheld data scanner technology with KOREC’s own K-Mobile data capture […]
KOREC is proud to announce that we support both serving and former military personnel – by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. Established over a decade ago by the UK Government, the Covenant is a pledge from the nation to our armed forces, that they will be respected, supported and treated fairly. We’re in […]
The super deduction tax relief scheme in the UK is coming to an end soon. So, if you’re planning to upgrade your tools of the trade, now would be an excellent time to do so. Read on to discover how the scheme works, who’s eligible, and how much you can claim… What is the Super […]
KOREC customers have been asking us when the 3G switch-off will happen, what will happen and what controllers and receivers will be affected.
The three little words that enabled Storm Geomatics to recover their entire fleet of survey instruments within 4 hours of the theft.
Next week, the world’s leaders will descend on Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit. Taking place so close to home, we decided it was time to make some commitments of our own…
As part of our Next Generation series of events, developments and articles, KOREC’s Liam Hartley revisited his old secondary school to share some first hand experience about careers in the gesospatial industry.
Thanks to all the industry publications that continue to showcase KOREC supplied technology in our articles, columns and case studies. Here’s a round-up of where we’ve been in the last couple of months: GeoConnexion UK (May/June) The only way is up! Mark Poveda’s column is a must read for anyone who’s interested in the latest […]
Virtual reality, 3D Laser scanning, robotics, AI, reality data capture, data analytics….today’s careers in the geospatial industry offer numerous possibilities and are a perfect fit for the tech savvy, early adopters of Generation Z who have grown up immersed in technology. Fuelled by technological developments, the collection and processing of spatial data is now a […]
KOREC is marking Mental Health Awareness Week with a series of initiatives aimed at supporting our network of staff and mental health organisations. The last twelve months have been extremely challenging for us all, and even though the worst of the pandemic is (hopefully) behind us, the potential for a mental health pandemic is still […]
We are delighted to announce that we have extended our dedicated rail team with the appointment of Ric Kirman in the newly created role of KOREC Rail Business Area Manager. With a rail career that began over 15 years ago, Ric has established his reputation as a specialist in the provision of advanced technical solutions […]
Def: Love – a deep sense of care and commitment… February is the month of love, so it seems the perfect opportunity to look after one of your biggest assets, a hardworking survey fleet. That’s why we’re offering everyone who renews or purchases a KOREC Care Package (KCP), in the month of February, automatic entry […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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’. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
On this latest video, learn how to prepare and export a VCL using the SiteVision AR Exporter in Trimble Business Center. …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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The latest issue of Geomatics World is out now and includes another great GeoSLAM story. This time the combination of a ZEB HORIZON and a Trimble SX10 enabled JWG Survey & Engineering to undertake a high-rise hotel cladding survey that had stumped other survey companies. A combination of KOREC advice and technology and JWG experience […]
Our thanks to CES magazine who have featured KOREC’s latest GeoSLAM ZEB REVO story on their front cover. Chris Shelley (then of Clugston Survey, now Head of Survey Department/Principal Land & Building Surveyor at CLS Civil Engineering) kindly shared the information and pictures for this story with us which looks at how the real-time functionality of […]
Learn how to prepare PDF and Paper Plans for visualisation in SiteVision using Trimble Business Center in this latest video. …and of course don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.
In this video, there’s everything you need to know on learning how to prepare thematic maps, such as Cut/Fill, for visualization in SiteVision using Trimble Business Center. Don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here or read our first SiteVision case study here.
Video – Hardware setup (2) This useful tutorial, our second hardware setup video, outlines connecting the Trimble SiteVision Integrated Positioning System to a mobile device, and covers measurement offsets for unsupported mobile phones. Don’t forget, You can buy Trimble SiteVision online from KOREC here
Installing the SiteVision Software To install the SiteVision app on your Android device: On your device go to the Google Play Store and search for Trimble SiteVision. Download and install the software from Google Play Store. NOTE – You will also be prompted to download and install Google Play Services for AR and Trimble Catalyst […]
What phone should you use with SiteVision? Trimble presents the argument for the Samsung S10 Plus. Now that Trimble SiteVision is available for order, you need to make sure you have a supported mobile device to use and get the most out of your data! The Trimble SiteVision team has written this blog to help […]
Video – Hardware set up (1) and getting your phone ready. Trimble SiteVision brings geospatial data to life so you can easily visualise, explore and understand complex information with unrivaled accuracy, right from your mobile device. In our KOREC series of SiteVision ‘Essentials’ we’ll be bringing you all the information you need to know […]
Skanska’s Mark Lawton, who is also the Survey Manager on Highways England’s A14 improvement scheme, has been working with Trimble to produce this useful casestudy on how SiteVision provides a fast, friendly way to use augmented reality to share graphical information in the field. …and of course we’ve been working with Mark to produce a […]
[3d-flip-book mode=”fullscreen” urlparam=”fb3d-page” id=”11778″ title=”false”] The final issue of Mensura for 2019 is out now and includes: New releases including Trimble X7 & Trimble R12 Case study – Surveying the ‘Big One’ Extended KOREC news Monitoring and Rail updates Download your issue here or request a printed copy here
The Autumn issue of CES’s supplement, Geospatial Engineering, features one of our favourite monitoring stories of the year: “How a single Trimble monitoring system is all that’s required for a challenging site thanks to intelligent planning and a full understanding of the project’s challenges.” Our thanks to Vince Bridle of Sir Robert McAlpine for all […]
The greenhouse effect of gas emissions per kilometre on railway transport is 80% less than cars. In a year that has seen the UK become far more environmentally aware, we can reasonably expect to see a corresponding increase in travel by rail in 2020 and beyond. With exciting new projects such as HS2 on the […]
Brackston Survey used their Trimble SX10 on a recent survey at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Our thanks to Jake Roper-Fairhurst for providing the information for this case study. Project synopsis: Project: Scanning Blackpool’s ‘Big One’ roller coaster for a 44m track replacement project. System: Trimble SX10 and Trimble Business Center. Challenges: All day rain; ensuring a […]
Surveying a sinkhole of unkown volume was the challenge that Clugston Survey found themselves confronted with recently. Chris Shelley explains how they tackled the problem with a GeoSLAM ZEB REVO RT and a little bit of help from KOREC! Read the full story here. Project synopsis: Project: Surveying a sinkhole of unknown volume […]
Welcome to the third issue of our KOREC Ireland newsletter, Traverse. Front page news includes the introduction of the newly released Trimble X7 3D laser scanner. Inside this issue: Intergeo 2019 – The Trimble X7 has landed! New releases from Trimble, GeoSLAM and Parrot KOREC news round-up KOREC Opinion – Testing Trimble SiteVision Read the […]
KOREC is delighted to announce that the Drone Pilot Academy, our training partners in the provision of flight training and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accredited pilot training courses, have successfully launched their Operational Safety Case consultancy service to assist KOREC senseFly eBee users attain EVLOS (Extended Visual Line of Sight) approval. A UK eBee user […]
It’s been our rail story of the year – the successful 90mph handback of a 400m stretch of the West Coast Mainline during the replacement of Willesden North Junction. The success of this project was assisted by the willingness of the S&C South Alliance to adopt a range of innovative technology during the blockade including […]
LSTC has conducted more than 50 underground manhole surveys using a KOREC supplied ZEB-REVO RT handheld laser scanner. Our thanks to Kurt Slater of LS Transmission Consultancy Limited for providing all the information for this great story that focuses on how to achieve more accurate data and safer working conditions for those involved in the […]
‘A’ road survey completed in safety, 20 times faster! Out now, the July/August issue features a great story on how Anthony Lawton, Director at Academy Geomatics tackled a complex road survey using mobile mapping. KOREC Professional Services specialises in collecting and processing high quality data using the Trimble MX9 Mobile Mapping System. Read the story […]
Eight points to consider. “Will we continue to use it…oh yes.” During this year’s GEO Business show, Skanska’s Mark Lawton, A14 IDT’s Survey Manager, shared some thoughts on Trimble SiteVision based on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme trial. Chaired by Mark, the show’s Wednesday Highways Seminar was a critical session for all involved […]
Perfect combination with Trimble’s new TDC600 Android handheld and K-Mobile data capture software We’re delighted to announce that Trimble’s Catalyst software-defined GNSS is now On Demand, with an hourly pricing model, making it ready to use at a moment’s notice. This flexibility eliminates the need to predict project requirements weeks or months in advance. With […]
Out now is our double summer issue of Mensura! Three new case studies GEO Business round-up Want one of our SX10 models? – Five left! Apply for KOREC Customer Experiences New releases from Trimble and Parrot View the pdf here
In the TSA hosted seminar at this year’s Geo Business show, host Oliver Viney was pleased to report that theft figures were slightly down on last year. However, incidents are still occurring and remaining vigilant and using the tracking/locking technology available – and publicising the use of this technology as a deterrent – remain key […]
Exciting times at KOREC – we’ve long since brought you ground breaking technology that sets KOREC customers apart from the opposition and now we’re supporting these world class products with an even higher level of service through our new ‘wraparound care’. This new level of service and support will be delivered through the launch of […]
With 20 years of experience working with KOREC’s rail customers, our Rail and Monitoring Business Area Manager Matthew Lock, knows that one of the biggest drivers behind the take up of technology on rail projects is the need for productivity. Matthew uses this piece to run through the advantages that the different methods of scanning […]
Trimble advertise the Trimble TSC7 as military-spec with rugged design. However, up until now, we’ve never had the opportunity to test this out. It’s therefore a big thank you to the KOREC customer who did this for us! An experienced land surveyor, our customer was delighted to find himself furnished with a Trimble SX10 and […]
Survey companies across the UK have been consistently targeted by thieves so it was good to see a TSA session hosted by TSA Council Member and Member and Managing Director of Atlantic Geomatics, Oliver Viney. This session brought together a panel to discuss the latest initiatives, share success stories and inform everyone involved of recent […]
TBC 5.1 and Access 2019.00 have just come out. Trimble Access version 2019.00 includes a new CAD toolbar to simplify linework creation and support for web map services for map background data. It also provides improvements to scan data display, and Favourites and Functions. IFC enhancements include improved display and layer control, faster model loading, […]
Great to see Geomatics World featuring our latest KOREC Trimble SX10 case study on the front page of the May/June issue! Our thanks to The Greenhatch Group Engineering Manager, Jordan Knight, for providing the information for this story on the monitoring of the rugged and beautiful area around the site of the new Tintagel bridge. […]
GeoConnexionUK has also used its May/June issue to highlight how the exploitation of two very different Trimble technologies (The R10 and Trimble Catalyst) can be used in the fight against the invasive plant, knotweed. In our ‘Whacking the Weed’ article, written with Tom Goodman of TP Knotweed, we outline how TP Knotweed’s take up of […]
The May/June issue of GeoConnexion UK features Chris’s final column for KOREC. Who will replace him? Watch this space for full details! Meanwhile, Chris used his last outing to argue that while technology has done much to speed fieldwork, equipping geospatial professionals with tools and applications that can generate compelling deliverables ‘straight-out of the box’ […]
The April issue of CES magazine features our casestudy on the SX10 done in partnership with Paul Henzell of the Three Sixty Group. It looks at their resourceful approach to bringing consistency to above and below the ground surveys using the Trimble SX10 Read the piece here.
This year, we’re on a mission to connect our customers to leaders in the Geospatial field! We want to take YOU on our KOREC customer experience days, which kicked off at the beginning of April when we took 10 lucky customers to the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam – attending the conference and exhibition, and […]
Can it really be 6 months since we launched the first issue of Traverse, our new newsletter dedicated to all things geospatial in Ireland and Northern Ireland? Our second issue is packed full of great information including four new products, new case studies and views on the SX10 plus a KOREC Opinion piece from KOREC […]
Trimble L2P provides coordinates for instrument recovery Instrument theft continues to remain a problem within the industry and although inevitably there are peaks and troughs, manufacturers are continuing to address the seriousness of the problem through technology such as tracking, kill switches, PIN codes and remote locking. In the most recently recorded case, we are […]
The March issue of CES magazine is hitting desks as we speak and featured on pages 26 and 27 is the latest case study from KOREC. This story sees Enviroflow Management tackling a demanding M6 drainage survey with a truly unique approach – they’ve integrated GeoSLAM’s ZEB-REVO handheld data scanner technology with KOREC’s own K-Mobile […]
In 2016, Exeter’s famous Royal Clarence Hotel was destroyed by fire. With renovation work now underway to restore it to its former glory, the task of monitoring the burnt out building is being managed by Sumo Services. This case study looks at how easy it was to do a ‘first time’ installation of a monitoring […]
A resourceful approach, combined with the SX10’s unique blend of technology, has enabled Newcastle company the Three Sixty Group to win contracts by bringing consistency to above and below the ground utility surveys. Our thanks to Paul Henzell and Kyle Hodgson for this creative use of the SX10 with an inverted tripod. Read the full […]
Welcome to the spring issue of Mensura! We’ve used this issue to revisit the ‘one that started it all’, the ground breaking Trimble SX10, with a focus on the creative application of this technology by the Three Sixty Group. We’ve also rounded-up our best moments from Trimble’s Las Vegas Dimensions event with special reference to […]
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Tom and Jerry, Thelma and Louise…we love a good double act, especially when they really complement each other, and that’s why we’ve introduced this Trimble R8 and VRS Now offer! On the one hand we have the R8, Trimble’s flexible and scaleable GNSS that allows you to choose the configuration […]
CPS Drainage Solutions expands client offering to include 3D utility mapping. Congratulations to CPS Drainage Solutions (CPS), the first KOREC customer in the UK to invest in GeoSLAM’s new ZEB-HORIZON 3D handheld scanner. CPS specialises in drainage surveys, maintenance and repairs and under the guidance of Managing Director, Neil Walton, has a policy of adopting […]
KOREC offers a wide range of Trimble GPS receivers and handhelds for every type of mapping application. With this handy round-up of systems our aim is to provide a broad base on which to start your research. All these systems are compatible with KOREC’s K-Mobile data capture software. Download the pdf here.
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BIM to Field with Trimble FieldLink – We’ve been working with several companies that have already embraced BIM and digital construction technology through Trimble FieldLink. This BIM compatible digital laying out system is ideal for building contractors providing easy visualisation and accurate setting-out of hundreds of field points from federated BIM models at the click […]
X marks the spot…. Why winning a KOREC ‘golden ticket’ to the Trimble SX10/S-Series production centre in Sweden is so much more than ‘just 48 hours in Stockholm!’ “By knowing more about where your instruments come from, who designed them, and the science behind their design, you become a stakeholder in the development cycle—and a […]
Many thanks to the KOREC customers who joined us for the three days and have kindly shared their highlights. Trimble’s in-development SiteVision certainly caused a stir as did the HoloLens solution and the just released v5 of Trimble Business Center. With 4800 registered attendees from over 95 countries, Trimble’s Las Vegas Dimensions event is huge! […]
It’s the final issue of Mensura for 2018 which means we’ve featured some great new releases from Intergeo and also a case study that’s a bit different. This one looks at why service and support are vital elements in any purchasing decision concerning technical equipment. Issue 20 covers: New releases from Trimble, GeoSLAM and senseFly […]
For over a year now, our Trimble monitoring system in Huntingdon has been running faultlessly using the Settop M1 communications hub connected to a Trimble Autolock Total Station. With this setup, the data is transmitted via SIM to a PC running Trimble’s T4D monitoring software which publishes the data to a web portal. The engineer […]
senseFly’s newly launched eBee X has provided exactly the functionality that Ted Harland, Managing Director of Yorkshire based Tri-Tech Ltd, requires for demanding quarry surveys and aerial mapping projects. For Ted Harland, it’s always been about choosing the best instrument for the job and Tri-Tech surveys has invested in a surveying fleet that makes that […]
Thank you Wayne Nolan for sharing your thoughts on BIM and the Trimble RTS773 and FieldLink system. This case study looks at the adoption of 3D setting-out technology by Felix O’Hare with Senior Site Engineer Wayne Nolan and Rori Millar, Head of Digital Contraction sharing some interesting thoughts. Read the case study here.
Our new Irish newsletter is out now. Dedicated to all things geospatial in Ireland and Northern Ireland, our first issue looks at new releases from Trimble and senseFly, a case study from Felix O’Hare outlining their use of Trimble FieldLink and of course all the latest news from KOREC The full issue can be read […]
You asked GeoSLAM for a handheld scanner system with; longer range, intensity, improved colourisation and versatility. Well you’ll be excited to know your dreams have been answered. Today GeoSLAM announced the arrival of the latest member of the ZEB family – The GeoSLAM ZEB-HORIZON. With a range of 100m and a collection rate of 300,000 […]
It’s been really hard to find the perfect way to describe the Trimble S5 Robotic Total Station for this special winter offer. First of all, we came up with ‘entry-level’ but the only thing entry level about the S5 is its price because it has the same chassis and build as the advanced Trimble S7 Series […]
Here’s our fact file on the Trimble R10 – everything you need to know on why this is a winter offer that shouldn’t be missed! Since its launch in 2012 the R10 has proved to be one of KOREC’s best selling products. It’s generated more KOREC case studies than any other Trimble instrument and provided […]
KOREC is delighted to announce that under the terms of a new agreement with 3D mobile mapping technology specialists GeoSLAM, it has become an official distributor of the company’s ZEB-REVO handheld laser scanning solutions in Ireland. KOREC already successfully distributes this product throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. GeoSLAM specialises in the manufacture and […]
Our thanks to Mark Lawton, Survey Manager for the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT), for his article published in the September/October issue of Geomatics World. Mark is responsible for fitting together all the pieces of the survey puzzle and in this piece explains the team’s approach to the adoption and integration of new technology. Mark […]
Thank you Jordan Knight, Engineering Manager, Greenhatch Group, for supplying the information for this article on how Greenhatch approaches monitoring projects by selecting the most suitable Trimble instruments depending on a site’s particular challenges. Read the full story here.
The 2018-2019 Geospatial Engineering (CES) publication is out now and includes a great introduction by Skanska’s Mark Lawson and of course another great story from KOREC. Our thanks go to Rob Brocklehurst of Rob Brocklehurst Civi Engineering for sharing with us his progressive approach to the adoption of drone technology. Rob has specialist knowledge of […]
K-Mobile is the key to ensuring that a Canadian rock crushing company maintains maximum efficiency through a structured approach to its machinery inspection process. Situated in a sparsely populated province of western Canada is a rock crushing company that not only has extreme weather conditions to contend with in both winter and summer but also […]
Quality, efficiency and safety are the drivers behind senseFly’s latest customer focused release SenseFly has just announced the launch of its latest fixed wing drone, the eBee X. Superseding all previous eBee models, the X brings several useful new features along with a significantly reduced cost for the RTK option. The eBee X has been […]
Seriously, we thought it couldn’t get any better, but Trimble has just announced a Model 2 version of its market dominating R10. Model 2 enhancements include: 672 GNSS channels for unrivalled GNSS constellation tracking, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSS as well as the full range of SBAS. The Trimble R10 tracks and processes all […]
The K-Mobile team is nothing if not accommodating and most of all they enjoy problem solving, no matter how large, or in this case, how small! Here are three of the latest that they’ve been tackling. Help – no one delivering goods or visiting us on our motorway site can find us! Large road […]
KOREC’s customer service and technical support accounts for 80% of Coastway’s decision Coastway Surveys is a thriving survey business with offices in Ireland and the UK. Offering a wide range of services including land, engineering and aerial surveys, scan to BIM and mobile mapping, it is a company that has prepared for further expansion with […]
It is the largest maze in Britain, and one of the largest mazes in the world so we’re delighted to report that once again York Maze has been using KOREC supplied Trimble sub-metre Geo handheld mapping technology to map out this year’s Jurassic themed attraction! Last year Maze Master Tom Pearcy explained to us exactly […]
Stolen instrument recovered, calibrated and back on site within four days Survey instrument theft is a problem that’s showing no signs of abating and unfortunately Murphy Surveys Ltd. are the latest KOREC customer to fall victim. However, in this case the company was lucky enough to recover its stolen instrument and have it back on […]
The latest issue of CES magazine is out now and KOREC can’t help but think that the Editor’s interest in all things Star Wars may have assisted in the great coverage of this unusual case study, a monitoring story set on one of Ireland’s most important herigage sites, Skellig Michael…better know as the location where […]
Construction intelligence has valued UK contracts in 2017 at £71bn. A great number of these will require some form of monitoring which is why adding deformation monitoring to your survey portfolio can be highly profitable. And it’s easier than you think. More often than not, you already have the equipment to do it with basic […]
It’s been a busy first half of the year for KOREC and so much has happened that we’ve published an extra issue of Mensura this year. Welcome to the July newsletter! Key topics include: Case study – ‘Business in a box’ KOREC support – why we’ve upped the game Introducing our new Trimble MX9 Mobile […]
5 Reasons to Attend Dimensions 2018 We know you have choices when it comes to conferences, but no other event has the same combination of education, technology and networking to transform the way you work! Here are 5 reasons why you should join us at Dimensions on November 5–7, 2018 in Las Vegas: Expand your Knowledge […]
KOREC is delighted to announce that following a successful tender, it has supplied Ordnance Survey with fifty-five Trimble new generation Trimble Alloy GNSS Reference Receivers in support of OS Net. OS Net is Great Britain’s national global navigation satellite system (GNSS) infrastructure, operated by Ordnance Survey. The Alloy units will be supported by KOREC for […]
The latest functionality that we’ve added to our K-Mobile field data capture software has been developed specifically to save time and speed up efficiency in the field, especially for those working in high density asset areas. Field workers can now select a wide range of feature points from the front screen saving at least a […]
How examining your database can shape your company’s future. KOREC’s Business Area Manager – Mapping & GIS, Richard Gauchwin, shares some thoughts on how our GIS and mapping customer base has changed over the years and what this means for the future. With GDPR well and truly upon us, here at KOREC we’ve […]
Thanks to GeoConnexion UK for covering our story on how one enterprising individual got an aerial survey business off the ground and delivering high quality imagery in just eight weeks. KOREC customer, Geraint Thomas, shares with us how he successfully immersed himself in the world of aerial surveys in order to help out a client […]
The Doncaster campus of The National College of High Speed Rail (NCHSR) was the location for KOREC’s UK launch of Trimble’s GEDO IMS, a lightweight, flexible and fast system that combines an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with scanning and geodetic sensors for surveying railway lines and documenting assets along the track. The day was attended […]
Can Trimble’s SX10 be a useful alternative to a UAV survey? In the CES June issue, Tri-Tech’s Ted Harland explains how his Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station saved the day when the ‘Beast from the East’ grounded his UAV. Read the full story here Or download the KOREC case study here
Many thanks to Speedy for informing us of the same day recovery of a Trimble S5 Total Station stolen from one of their clients in Merseyside. Speedy reports that due to having live data to work from, thanks to Trimble’s built-in L2P technology, Merseyside Police were particularly helpful.
The latest issue of Geomares’ Engineering Showcase features KOREC customer, Neil Main, and his company PM Consultant. Like many smaller survey practices, Neil selects the technology he invests in very carefully. This story looks at why he felt the time was right to purchase a Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station and make the move into […]
Combining high-quality performance, simple installation and easy operation. KOREC, Trimble’s leading distributor in the UK and Ireland, has taken delivery of Trimble’s ‘New Generation’ MX9 Mobile Mapping System. The MX9 will be available to KOREC customers either through purchase or as KOREC’s preferred system for undertaking large-scale scanning and mapping surveys on behalf of its […]
Many thanks to Geraint Thomas who supplied the information for our latest ‘Business in a Box’ case study – this one looks at how some clear thinking and hardwork has paid off for Geraint who went from zero UAV knowledge to producing top quality aerial imagery in just 8 weeks with his eBee RTK. Read […]
The theme for the May/June issue of Geomatics World is “Education is Crucial”, a subject that touches on many aspects of our profession from recruitment to career progression. Editor, Ian Dowman, also points out that this is something that’s covered in the latest KOREC article from our GIS and Mapping Business Area Manager, Richard Gauchwin. […]
The theme of our latest case study is very much one of monitoring being an achievable and affordable service that all survey practices can offer their clients. “Achievable Monitoring” is based on the Greenhatch Group and their use of a Trimble S9 with Trimble’s Access Monitoring Module. Read the full story here.
Market reports predict a significant increase in the demand for UAV generated data in 2018 and consequently there exists huge potential even for those who may have no previous knowledge of UAV technology but are prepared to invest in the right system, time and training required to offer a quality service that will see clients […]
The latest issue of Mensura is now available to download here. Mensura is KOREC’s quarterly geospatial newsletter packed full of news, new releases, training tips, case studies and competitions. If you’d like to receive a printed copy, please drop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll add you to our Mensura mailing list.
Remember ‘The Beast from the East’? Last month’s snow has provided us with a great case study from Tri-Tech Ltd who used their SX10 instead of their usual UAV for an overburden survey in Scotland. Many thanks to Tri-Tech Ltd Owner Ted Harland for sharing the informatioin and pictures. Download the PDF here.
K-Mobile Updates Progress never stands still and neither does KOREC’s K-Mobile mapping/data capture software development team! Here’s a round-up of what they’ve been working on over the past few weeks: Android Bluetooth link to laser rangefinders It’s been available in the Windows version of K-Mobile for a while and now we’ve added this useful function […]
Combining a high level of technical nous with a user-friendly delivery (Eugen is a part time lecturer at the acclaimed Dublin Institute of Technology) our new KOREC Geospatial Sales Consultant also brings extensive practical experience to the team, having worked on site in a range of survey disciplines as well as at the sharp end […]
Thank you to Mark Lawton, Survey Manager for the A14 Integrated Delivery team (IDT), for sharing his views on the adoption and implementation of survey technology in our latest case study. Download the pdf here.
Continuing the theme of our previous ‘manhole cover’ case study, here at KOREC we believe that if customisation is generally accepted as a crucial element in the successful take-up of a system, why not take this one step further and create data capture systems that are not just application specific but customer specific. This EDP […]
X Marks the Spot As with all good adventure trails X usually marks the spot of hidden treasure. Well, we’re pleased to tell you that we’ve got a real spot of treasure in store. KOREC are giving 7 lucky followers the chance to win an all expense paid trip to Stockholm for a Trimble SX10 […]
KOREC’s in-house software development team believes that when customising our K-Mobile data capture software for customers, a little bit of effort to get it right, especially in the field, pays huge dividends in terms of ROI. Our latest case study, a great example of his approach, looks at how RPS Group and KOREC worked together […]
When it came to adding 3D laser scanning into PM Consultants range of services, it was a question of right time, right place and right instrument for Managing Director Neil Main. Many thanks to Neil for supplying the information and pictures for our latest KOREC case study. This full case study will appear in full […]
The February issue of CES magazine sees the publication of the full version of Alan Browne’s article on instrument theft and its consequences. This is a problem that is blighting our industry and its good to see it highlighted in CES. Read Alan’s full article here
Since its launch in 2012 the R10 has proved to be one of KOREC’s best selling products. It’s generated more KOREC case studies than any other Trimble instrument and provided us with a CES magazine front cover photograph that became recognisable across the world. But what do KOREC customers value most about their Trimble R10’s […]
View the video here It used to be that registering pointcloud data from a 3D laser scan was a major part of the job and required significant time and effort back in the office. Fortunately, it’s a far simpler process these days, especially with the implementation of software advancements such as Trimble RealWorks which provides […]
Welcome to the first issue in 2018 of our geospatial newsletter, Mensura. Our front page story features an open letter from KOREC Group CEO, Alan Browne, on the worrying problem of instrument theft. This is a topic that we will be revisiting throughout the year so please do keep us updated on any thoughts you […]
KOREC Regional Business Director has kicked-off the new year with some thoughts on 2018 and the survey industry. In his new look GeoConnexion column Chris looks ahead and sees the democratisation of data as something that’s within our grasp. Read the piece here or Download the PDF here
Who would use centimetre accuracy on a smartphone and what would this innovation mean for the geospatial industry? At the end of 2016 we found ourselves asking these questions following the announcement of the world’s first software GNSS receiver, Trimble Catalyst. These are also the questions that KOREC’s Business Area Manager for Mapping & GIS, […]
It’s always good to hear about technology that works exactly as intended which is why we are delighted to report that Trimble’s L2P (Locate2Protect) real-time equipment monitoring has saved KOREC customer Central Alliance from the inconvenience and expense that follows the theft of an instrument. All new Trimble S-Series Total Stations come with L2P built-in […]
Those mapping golf courses, especially for TV coverage of events, choose to use a Trimble Geo7x with CenterPoint RTX for mapping the outlines of greens and bunkers. This 4cm positioning service eliminates a ‘hexagonal’ effect when mapping these areas instead producing a smooth outline. For Mark Humphrey, Director of L&SS and the first KOREC customer […]
Selecting the best positioning option for your site. Our quick guide to the ins and outs of KOREC’s positioning services including Trimble VRS Now, Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill Trimble VRS Now In short: Trimble VRS Now is a network RTK service that provides users with instant access to RTK corrections. Using precise data supplied […]
Why Greenhatch Group switched to Trimble VRS Now Surveyors want reliable data. They also want to maximise their time on site. When these basic requirements are compromised, businesses will take fast and efficient measures to rectify any issues that could affect hard won and carefully nurtured customer relationships. For Greenhatch Group Ltd, this entailed […]
KOREC Mapping Consultants Brock Ryder and Andrew Blogg have definitely launched something into the sky – but what is it?! Keep watching our front page news section for an exciting announcement on the latest addition to the KOREC mapping portfolio.
Wimbledon fortnight is upon us and Centre Court is looking better than ever! Could this be down to the trimming up of the base materials with a Blec dragbox and a Spectra laser grading system supplied by KOREC’s own Peter Brooks?
The recent appointment of Atkins by the Government’s Geospatial Commission is the start of a build operation which will run for three years. Here at KOREC we’re looking forward to the start of this process and of course can’t help but suggest three technologies that could really help the field data capture!
Trimble’s TDC150 GNSS enabled data logger running KOREC Capture software is proving a useful tool for Solihull Council as it steps up its roll out of electric vehicle charging points.
Maps – they’re made to show us where we are, where we’re going, and how to get there. Right? Well, partly. Here at KOREC, we’re self-confessed mapping addicts, and we know that maps are so much more than this. So, to celebrate the arrival of KOREC Mapping in May, we asked our colleagues to send […]
If the new year is all about fresh ideas, new resolutions and looking forwards, then we can think of no better way for the KOREC Rail and KOREC Monitoring teams to welcome you to 2023 than with a round-up of all our latest news .
Great to see Geomatics World featuring our latest KOREC Trimble SX10 case study on the front page of the May/June issue! Our thanks to The Greenhatch Group Engineering Manager, Jordan Knight, for providing the information for this story on the monitoring of the rugged and beautiful area around the site of the new Tintagel bridge. The monitoring work was undertaken on […]
KOREC is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with Swiss company, SenseFLY, to become the sole UK and Irish distributor of SenseFLY’s unmanned flying camera, the swinglet CAM. The swinglet CAM is a lightweight, unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with a high resolution electronically integrated digital camera. Designed to undertake small scale aerial […]
KOREC is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement to become an Intelligent Trench* partner and a UK supplier of the Intelligent Trench underground mapping solution which will allow every road excavation in the UK to be recorded, photographed and mapped on a national database. The solution has been developed specifically for use […]
Bridging the Skills Gap: KOREC connects education and industry to foster surveying talent.
Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be asking prominent people in the survey industry to outline their three most rated geospatial industry innovations/changes in around 100 words or so…and anything goes!
“Trimble VRS Now can be summed up in a single word – reliability.” Neil Jefferies, Greenhatch Group Director There are many reasons why KOREC customers rate Trimble’s VRS Now Service but in all the years since it’s release, the top four haven’t changed at all – accuracy, flexibility, reliability and availability – all […]
This Monday may be a bank holiday, but this year another holiday is taking place on the same day. Eid al-Fitr (festival of breaking the fast) will be celebrated by Muslims all around the world as the month of Ramadan comes to an end. But what is Ramadan? Here, KOREC’s Digital Marketing Apprentice Ikra Taj […]
Last month we said goodbye to one of our longest-serving employees – and in doing so closed a chapter of KOREC’s history. When Group Financial Controller Helen Palmer (nee Walsh) decided to ‘hang up her abacus’ after 22 years in the business, there ended the last connection to the original founders of Survey Supplies. A […]
This October our theme for marking Black History Month is ‘Hidden Figures’ – we delve into our past to educate ourselves on some forgotten black figures from our history
This October our theme for marking Black History Month is ‘Hidden Figures’ – as we educate ourselves on forgotten or overlooked black figures from our history – or in the case of this piece, our present!
The story of a man who overcame football racism to become a true pioneer in not one, but two fields
A massive shout out to all our star bakers who treated us to their MacMillan Coffee morning bakes – raising over £450 in the process!
In an ever-evolving industry, KOREC are proud of our diverse workforce containing a mix of long serving employees and steady growth year on year which brings in new people and new ideas to our business. With over 60% of our people being with us for over 5 years (a significant few with double decade service!) […]
This February we were delighted to welcome Liam Hartley back to KOREC into the key role of Operations Technical Support. One month into the job, we had a virtual chat with Liam to see how he was enjoying the role, what it entails, and how it feels to be back at the Huntingdon facility. Running […]
In the beautiful Staffordshire countryside lies 16.9km of preserved, standard gauge heritage railway better known as the Churnet Valley Railway. Noted for its nostalgic steam train rides and themed days out, it’s also now the destination for many KOREC customers keen to see the latest Trimble GEDO technology demonstrated on a track. Following the restrictions […]
For all those who use Trimble office software to post-process GNSS survey data there is now a new configuration update file available dated 20th May 2010. This file updates the antenna and receiver information used in GPS post processing to ensure that the best possible levels of accuracy are achieved from your data. As the […]
Last month, we calculated that the cost of wet weather due to lost productivity, repeat visits and wasted trips could be in the region of £20,000 per year for the ‘average’ land surveying practice.
We’ve all heard of the saying ‘a little bit of rain won’t hurt’, but when it comes to your land survey kit, is it true?
Being the nerds that we are, we decided to run the numbers to see how much your soggy survey kit is really costing you.
KOREC’s Liverpool office has reopened for business and that includes in-person training. We’re delighted to announce that as things return to normal, our KOREC Liverpool office is back up and running. One of the advantages that this brings is that we are again in a position to offer socially distanced in-person training. KOREC training packages […]