We Are One: BuildingPoint UK & Ireland turns 1

Today (21st September) marks 1 year since the launch of BuildingPoint UK & Ireland.

So what better time to look back at all what we’ve achieved over the past 12 months?

First things first, who are we?

Although BuildingPoint may be 1, we trace our history back much longer than this! Before September 2022, you probably knew us as KOREC Construction – the digital construction division of KOREC Group – one of the world’s largest and most successful Trimble distributors.

In order to better serve the UK & Ireland’s construction sectors, we made the decision to rebrand to BuildingPoint – joining an existing global family of over 20 BuildingPoint companies from across the USA, Australia and Europe. This closer collaboration with our partners allows for knowledge-sharing and best-practice – benefits which we pass onto you, our customers!

We’ve Grown…

Starting off with just 2 team members (Sam Hough & Kevin Colwell), our team has expanded rapidly to deal with increasing demand.

We’re proud to introduce our whole team to you;

Why not connect with them on LinkedIn to access all the latest hints, tips, and product updates

We’ve got the Greatest Solutions

Thanks to our close partnership with Trimble Construction Field Technology, we’ve access to the latest, greatest and most efficient digital construction solutions, spanning layout, floor flatness verification, clash detection and as-built model creation. These include two solutions recently launched – the Trimble X9 laser scanner, and the Trimble Ri robotic total station. Not even to mention Spot the robot dog!

We’re Getting Involved

We want to be an active member of the digital construction sector, driving innovation and increasing productivity right through the construction process. Which is why we’ve got involved in a number of industry bodies, including;

The Finishes & Interiors Sector – we’re a proud supporter of this not-for-profit organisation that represents the £10 billion FIS sector. See all the members here.

Supporters of BE-ST (Built Environment – Smarter Transformation), providing training time & materials –  allowing BE-ST to provide fully-funded training in digital construction skills and technologies for educators and SMEs across Scotland.

We’re Winners!

Unsurprisingly, Trimble’s cutting-edge solutions are already garnering awards and praise from the industry. Spot the Dog won the ‘Best use of Digital Technology in a Construction Project’ at the 2022 Construction Computing Awards – alongside customer BAM Nuttall.

Our solutions are once again shortlisted in the 2023 awards including for Product of the Year (Trimble X9), Construction Software (Trimble Connect), and Channel Partner of the Year (BuildingPoint!). See the whole shortlist and vote for your winner, here.

We’re Looking Ahead

Far from resting on our laurels, we’ve got exciting plans for the coming months. In October we’ll be hosting our own event focussing on the FIS membership, and how our innovative solutions can turbo-charge their on-site efficiencies. These include replacing outdated, inaccurate and slow tape measures with quick, repeatable digital setting out.

The following month, November, we are excited to be collaborating with our Trimble digital construction partners on a 4-day, online webinar course that covers every single stage of the digital construction process, and how Trimble has a solution for each and every stage.

Our partners in this exciting endeavour include;

Make sure you’re following our social channels (links at the bottom of the page) for more on these upcoming events and how to take part.

BuildingPoint UK & Ireland are proud to supply the highest quality Trimble surveying equipment and BIM solutions to the construction industry. 

Our mission is to empower you to measure, map and manage the natural and built environment with ease. If you have any questions about BIM technology and software, or you’d like to hire Trimble survey equipment, our knowledgeable team is always on hand to help, just get in touch

Success at the 2022 Construction Computing Awards

The 10th November saw the winners of the 2022 Construction Computing Awards announced at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London City. Over 200 guests gathered to see the outcome of the readers’ online voting and the judging panel’s deliberations.

And of course BuildingPoint UK Ireland was right in the thick of it!

Sam Hough (Business Manager) and Abel Varela Abelleira (Senior Applications Engineer) were delighted to be guests on the Trimble table which saw four awards picked up during the evening including a joint effort with Building Point UK and Ireland!

🏆 Best use of Digital Technology in a Construction Project: Trimble Buildings with Boston Dynamics Spot Robot at BAM Nuttall Ltd with BuildingPoint UK and Ireland.
You can read all about BAM Nuttall and Spot here.

The newly established BuildingPoint UK and Ireland team was also runner-up in Team of the Year 2022 reflecting the great work they’ve done in this short space of time.

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Announcing a new Trimble BuildingPoint dealer for the UK and Ireland

KOREC Group is pleased to announce it is the newest partner of Trimble’s BuildingPoint network, as it launches BuildingPoint UK and Ireland. KOREC Group has had a fruitful partnership with Trimble for over 20 years, and is proud to make their offering even stronger with this step.

This move is also a sign of KOREC’s commitment to expansion. It follows on from the 30 new positions they created in the company earlier this year.

This new partnership is here to support construction companies in keeping their projects on schedule and on budget.

In the UK and Ireland, over 70% of construction projects run over budget and time. This can be down to a variety of factors, such as rework, barriers to stakeholder collaboration and challenges to productivity and efficiency onsite.

BuildingPoint UK and Ireland are here to reduce these overspends. They will give construction companies access to the full portfolio of Trimble products. They will also be on hand to give regional expertise to make sure that companies are getting the most from their products.

This expertise comes from a BuildingPoint team who have specialist Trimble knowledge grown from years of working in the industry and with these products.

Our team will help businesses bring new workflows to their projects. Workflows that deliver increased productivity, effective time management and budget discipline. All while enabling improved coordination, project transparency and collaboration.

This new BuildingPoint offering will help with setting up and using a range of task-specific software and hardware. These range from general setting out tools to Augmented and Mixed Reality technology and robotics.

Alan Browne, Group Chief Executive of KOREC and EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2022:

“The creation of BuildingPoint UK and Ireland is the next phase on our journey along with Trimble of helping our partners in Building Construction operate more safely, more quickly and more accurately whilst reducing costs and the impact on the environment”

This dedicated and experienced team will be looked after by Sam Hough (UK) and Kevin Colwell (Ireland).

Regional BuildingPoint launch events are also going to be held, with the dates and locations announced shortly.

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.
Sam Hough (left) and Kevin Colwell (right) with Spot the dog

About KOREC Group

KOREC Group is a trusted Trimble Geospatial Distributor. They have been active in the construction industry since they first formed in the 1960s and have grown to be one of the largest and most successful in the world.

The Trimble construction arm of KOREC has operated as KOREC Construction since 2019. In September 2022, they joined the global BuildingPoint family under the name BuildingPoint UK & Ireland.

We’re now part of a growing family of BuildingPoint organisations across the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

About Trimble BuildingPoint

BuildingPoint dealers represent Trimble Buildings’ solutions. This covers their software, service and hardware offerings designed to allow users to create, transfer and modify construction models throughout the design, build, operate (DBO) lifecycle.

They provide a groundbreaking capability to help make projects quicker, more cost-efficient and stay on schedule by enabling tighter coordination and collaboration.