CEC looks to stay ahead of the game


Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) is expanding its services by training staff to use specialist design software – and by doing so hopes to beat off the credit crunch with the increased range of services it can now offer.

CEC’s team of eight landscape architects, graphic designers and technicians improved their skills in the use of AutoCAD & 3D imaging software with training provided by Amy Charman of ACadmy and the Digital Peninsula Network in Penzance.

CEC uses the software to produce technical drawings such as plans for the Park for Truro park & ride scheme at Threemilestone. The 3D software allows the designers to produce artist’s impressions of the finished schemes.

Consultancy manager, Phil Hills, said: “CEC is a growing company and we need to stay ahead of the game. Amy’s bespoke training course is providing exactly what we need to enable us to expand the range and volume of our design work.”

As well as learning new design skills, the training course will also provide the participants with ITQ2 qualifications.