6 years of promises kept with ISG In 2013, Gerard Milliken, Optima’s Design Manager made a commitment to ISG promising to meet a set standard of quality across all our projects. Six years later we are still striving to meet that standard on every project we complete. And on 28th March 2019, the delivery of our promise was recognised. Allan Wood and David Harvey attended ISG’s Supply Chain Conference award ceremony. An event that celebrates the developing partnerships and relationships of contractors, architects, manufacturers and supply partners. Business leaders from across the UK attended the London event with the hopes of leaving with one of ISG’s prestigious awards. The “Stronger Together” campaign which was the overarching focus of the conference boasted ingenuity and innovation in collaboration; a core value recognised in our work ethic. Allan and David graciously took home the “Never Stop Learning” award. “Optima, a manufacturer/installer had the foresight to use a digital strategy with BIM”. As a company, we recognise that working in a 3d platform requires 3d design. Our process from concept to completion has been developed through the inclusion of the Building Information Modelling process. Our genius design team Chelsey Cooper our in-house designer states, “We create model generated geometry and data and this is beneficial for multiple purposes, from its own internal use to using the software externally for design.” Using Autodesk Revit®, and Autocad®, we have been able to create models that have millimetre precision. Populating buildings with items such as small as chairs and desks to give the impression of a full final building rendering during the design stage has been a huge benefit. This is due to the fact that an architect can make slight changes before the manual labour begins “ensuring a smooth interface at sight level.” Being recognised for innovation and collaboration in design is a huge achievement from the globally respected fit out company. Similarly, this commendation praises the development of our processes and breeds new determination to stay a world leader in glass partitions. Furthermore, to keep improving our processes from concept to completion and “Never stop learning!” Specialised Skillsets Our in-house design team who work collaboratively using their own skillset, Chelsey Cooper specialising in 2d designs, and Christian Murphy optimising the 3d process, developing their talents since the inception of these rendering processes. Christian Murphy explains that “The BIM process within the construction industry has advanced considerably in recent years. We are internationally recognised for our innovative and dynamic solutions using the BIM process. We pride ourselves on continually striving for the highest standards in new developments, objectives, and expertise.” In summary, this prestigious award is an honour and serves as a reminder that we are providing the best service in terms of innovation possible. Furthermore, we are extremely proud of our team, and we will continue to strive to push the boundaries of contemporary design.