This year’s Fit Out Awards were another huge success with a record number of entries and over 850 attendees at the gala dinner on November 3rd in Dublin.
As the Francis Crick Institute opens its door this week, we take a closer look at Optima's contribution to this iconic building.
If you’ve read our recent blog posts you’ll know that a number of different factors come into play when specifying acoustic glass partitions. We’ve looked at how acoustic testing is carried out, how to ensure that your test certificate is credible, and how the acoustic performance of glass partitions is affected by factors on site.
We ask our Technical Manager, Peter Long the frequently asked questions surrounding the on-site performance of glass partitions.
How is the acoustic performance of glass partitions tested on-site?
Optima has been named as one of the winners in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2016, receiving the prestigious Gold Award in the annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
You’re writing an NBS Specification for glazed partitioning and your acoustician has advised you to select a product that achieves a particular acoustic sound insulation. A product manufacturer has offered you an acoustic test ‘certificate’, but how do you know it is credible?
The acoustic performance of glass partitions is becoming increasingly important in the modern workplace, with the growing need for quiet rooms and meeting rooms where confidential conversations can take place.
Optima has recently completed the design, delivery and installation of glass partitions across two office floors in the prestigious Shard complex at The London Bridge Quarter:
Are deflection heads always the solution to interior movement in buildings? Here Rob Judd asks what steps architects should take to manage partition deflection.
R&D in door sealing technology, as well as naturally clever design, have enabled us to make huge advances in the acoustic performance of our glass doors.
Steve Gardner from the EQUUS Partnership gives us the expert insider knowledge on the hot topic of acoustic privacy.
We were thrilled to hear that MCM and KKS won the award for Fit Out of Workplace for CMS at the BCO London and South East Region Awards.
Following the overwhelming popularity of Optima’s first USB Presentation, we have listened to your feedback in order to ensure that the updates we make are specific to your needs.
Revolution 100 is a completely new partition system that makes a real breakthrough in acoustic performance, achieving up to Rw52dB.
We are proud to be supporting three incredible local charities throughout 2016. Two are based near to our head office in High Wycombe and one is local to our factory in Radstock, near Bath.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Optima.
Optima is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Wood.
Optima has been named as one of the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015, receiving the prestigious Gold Award in the annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
We’ve come a long way in the last 20 years. Our clients have too. And so have workspaces. Today’s offices demand more. More design, more functionality, more appeal.
The Optima Group has recently given contributions and assistance to a fabulous community café in High Wycombe that exists to create employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities or mental health needs.
The Optima Group was delighted recently to support a local pantomime that featured a cast of over 20 adult actors with learning difficulties.
We are proud to have been awarded two certificates for Excellent Quality by ISG for our partitioning installations at Tokio Marine Kiln and The News Building.
The Irish Fit Out Awards, held on 4th November 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin, celebrated the biggest achievements within the Irish Fit Out market.
Huge congratulations to Optima's Rob Judd and Dave Harvey who have successfully completed a gruelling charity bike ride after months of training.
Optima is the proud winner of this year's AIS Gold Award for the creation of stunning bespoke glazed partitioning solutions for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in London's Walbrook Building.
Optima’s regional Account Managers, Lucy Jones and Paul Lewis, were delighted to host a table at the prestigious RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards Dinner on Saturday 12th April, which took place at the iconic Library of Birmingham.
Optima Asia Pacific and MTM Solutions sponsored the "Industry Dragon Boat Day" on 6th September 2013 at Kallang Road, Riveride Park, Singapore.
Optima attended the prestigious BCO National Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on 1st October, joined by guests from Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will, Como, M Moser and MCM.
Optima attended an evening of industry networking and entertainment at the Mixology summer ball at Old Billingsgate in London on 19th June.
Optima has been presented with an AIS Silver award in recognition of its work carried out for Siemens at The Crystal in London's Royal Victoria Docks.
Members of Optima's project team for the Library of Birmingham were delighted to attend the charity ball that was held on Saturday 11th May to celebrate the end of the prestigious project.
Optima’s operations in the Middle East have gone from strength to strength in recent years, with over one hundred high profile projects being completed in just four years across the region.
Optima has received a major boost to its rapidly expanding overseas operations with the opening of its first factory in Malaysia.
Optima's new After Sales Service brochure is now available.
Optima has secured a major contract for insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Optima's hard work and commitment at K&L Gates LLP, One New Change, London, was officially recognised by contractor ISG Plc.
You played our Optimov game throughout Movember; now view the winners via the link below.
Well it’s the end of Movember for Team Optimov 2012, with over 36 participants growing and cultivating their manly taches for a good cause. Thursday 29th November saw the culmination of everyone’s efforts at an Optima do at the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell, London.
Bisset Adams partnered up with Main Contractor 8 Build to create a new concept in hotel design for Sleep 2012. The event is a remarkable combination of a hotel design and development conference, seminars, a major trade exhibition, a showcase of built hotel concepts and the European Hotel Design Awards.
On Thursday 8th November 2012 Optima and Taylor Made Joinery Interiors hosted a butchery class at The Ginger Pig Shop in Marylebone with some key clients from within the construction industry.
This year Optima is hijacking Movember 2012 and we are roping in all the Optima staff and customers with their glorious bum fluff to join team Optimov.
Optima attended Willmott Dixon Interiors Charity Race Night on the 19th October 2012. The event was held at the Holiday Inn in Kensington, London.
The Optima Group is extremely proud to be a sponsor of Heron Olympic Football Club in the FA Horsham and District Youth Football League.
Optima and Walls to Workstations Ltd are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s inaugural Irish Times Fit Out Awards.
Optima AsiaPacific and MTM Solutions sponsered the "Industry Dragon Boat Day" on Friday 28th September 2012 at Kallang Road, Riveride Park, Singapore.
Optima is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Hunter.
Optima continue to go from strength to strength in the International marketplace. Optima are pleased to announce the introduction of a new manufacturing plant in Malaysia, this coupled with the exclusive partnership with global internal fit-out experts MTM Solutions, establish Optima Systems as a true global business.
Optima employees tour the Isle of Wight 2012.
On 20th June 2012, Optima attended the Mixology South Ball at Old Billingsgate, London.
Optima have designed their portfolio to offer the highest levels of acoustic performance. All systems have been thoroughly tested by independent laboratories before being brought to the market.
On June 15th, London Account Manager, Zoe Farrow took Architects to Gauchos Restaurant, London.
On June 15th, London Account Managers, Zoe Farrow and Jon Penney, took Architects to Gilgamesh Restaurant, Camden for a lunchtime cocktail making session.
On June 13th, London Account Manager, Jenny Maggs took Architects to Gauchos Restaurant in London for a cocktail making session.
Optima have once again obtained a Gold award at the AIS Awards 2012 ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel, London for their prestigious installation at Chartis Insurance a world leading property and general insurance organisation serving clients all over the world. Judges said the project was "Sleek and crisp offering client functionality."
Optima is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Penney. Jon joins the team as Technical Account Manager for London. An experienced business development manager as well as being skilled in bid writing and bid management. Jon is a welcome addition to the team.
Optima’s training centre facility in Radstock, near Bath, was developed to support the training programme with custom training rigs representing the entire product range.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) have accredited Optima Group with the rarely won, Gold Achievement Award.
Optima have been shortlisted at the prestigous CMA (Construction Marketing Awards) 2011 for the 'Best use of Technical Information.'
Leading the industry in mobile technical innovation Optima were recently nominated for an award for the innovative Glass Thickness Calculator, an iPhone mobile application developed by Cyber-Duck. The award introduced by Woobius and supported by The Building Centre in London is a first for the construction sector. The app, designed in response to demand, for a route in which to quickly and effortlessly produce concise calculations on the thickness of glass. The app enables users to calculate a safe glass thickness, based on the load being applied and the height of the glass, before the app specifies an advised glass thickness for the partition. This means users can make accurate calculations when making an estimate on the move. The Glass Thickness Calculator, is available via iTunes free of charge for all architects, contractors and interior fit out suppliers and installers.
Optima have been nominated for yet another award this time for the best app at the 'Mobile Apps in the Built Environment' being held on 27th March 2012 in London
Optima launched their new Optima 117 plus system on March 5th, an enhancement of the already existing Optima 117.
Optima Contracting LTD have won the conveted Trade Contractor of the Year Award for Health & Safety from ISG.
Rob Judd, Managing Director of Optima Contracting, discusses the issues surrounding building movement with regards to partitioning and how this can be combated ....
Optima win top award for 'Best use of Technical Information' at the annual Construction Marketing Awards in London.
Optima Products carried out an online survey back in August to help improve the website and any future developments.
Optima's Platinum Dealer wins Gold at AIS Awards 2011
Optima win Silver at AIS Awards 2011
Optima recently featured in Architects Journal Magazine.
Optima's Warehouse Refurbishment
Optima are proud to announce their collaboration with Ireland's leading specialist office interiors contractor.
Optima announces creation of two RIBA approved CPD presentations
Leaders in the design and manufacture of high performance partitioning systems, Optima, has been shortlisted at the the prestigious CMA (Construction Marketing Awards) 2010 in the category of 'Best use of Technical Information'.
Optima achieves Gold award for superior installation.
Optima's Platinum Dealer wins Gold Award at 2010 AIS