Cornish architects win broadband award

Monday, May 19th 2014
A Cornish architecture firm has won an award for its use of superfast broadband.
Cornish architects win broadband award
PBWC Architects, a firm based in St Ives, has won an accolade for Best Use of Superfast Broadband at the ninth annual Cornwall Business Awards.

This particular prize is sponsored by the Superfast Cornwall rollout programe.

Director of PBWC Rachael Gaunt spoke about how the firm has been enjoying the benefits of a high-speed broadband connection, explaining it has allowed the company to take part in video conferences, offer online training for staff, access new markets and use Building Information Modelling (BIM) programmes.

The business has become something of a leader regarding BIM after gaining access to faster internet, achieving greater detail in its 3D designs.

Ms Gaunt commented: "Thanks to superfast broadband, we can work in this way now, fast-forwarding by six years, compared to most architects elsewhere in the UK."

PBWC received its award at a gala dinner at the St Mellion International Resort, after facing a judging panel featuring several business experts, including Burberry's Chief Operating Officer John Smith and representatives from local universities.

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