Optima Wins Gold

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). 

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Sound Work from Optima

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. At Optima, we’re delivering glass partitioning systems which meet the toughest specifications head-on. We’re making meeting rooms out of confined spaces. We’re designing creative configurations. We’re making sure that our glass partitions are the most effective sound barriers around. We invest a lot of time and expertise in acoustics and it’s paying off. The advancements we’ve made have earned us a strong national and international reputation. We’re known as the company that really understands the needs of modern offices, not least those for which privacy and confidentiality are the cornerstone of their operation. Our partitions are embedded with some of the most advanced sound-proofing technology around. It’s the result of intensive design work by our in-house team of product designers, supported by the independent tests carried out by acousticians at some of the UK’s leading UKAS-accredited sound laboratories. Testing is a rigorous process and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It all happens within purpose-built chambers under carefully controlled conditions. The glass partition or door sample is placed in a testing aperture which sits between two acoustically isolated rooms – the source room and the receiving room. White noise is transmitted through the partition and data is collected in the receiving chamber. The product’s airborne sound insulating properties are tested and the results pinpoint acoustic competence. It’s a very accurate process; far more reliable than predictive software products that are available to companies like ours. We know from our tests that factors like peripheral elements of a partition – framework and intermediate glass joints – will have been included in the test outcome. We’re confident, then, that the acoustic performance is being properly and thoroughly measured and recorded before our products are marketed. This sort of testing doesn’t just happen once. We re-test and adjust our products as part of our commitment to improvement and innovation. Our latest range of glass doors is testament to this. Symmetry, Affinity and Amity offer our best acoustic standards yet. They perform so well because there is no acoustic weak point and that is what really sets these products apart from those of our competitors. Doors have traditionally been the Achilles’ heel in any glass partition. They have always had a negative impact on overall audio performance because it is so difficult to effectively seal a closed door. Until now. Optima engineers have found a way of minimising the loss of sound insulation to such a degree that our doors are virtually on a par in acoustic performance with our partitions. It’s a real step forward in glass partitioning developments. This is against the backdrop of our unique, market-leading product design which applies to our entire portfolio of partitions. Our glass fits so neatly within its frame that sound insulation is at its optimum for this sort of structure. Take our Revolution 54 system. Its double glazed structure offers maximum acoustic performance despite its slim-line appearance. That’s because of our investment in ensuring that every aspect of our systems plays its part in making Optima partitions the best acoustic performers there are.

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Step in Café Get Their Boom Box

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.

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Optima Attends RIBA Regional Awards

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. 

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Team Optimov, Movember Triumph!

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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.

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Cloud Nine Sleep Event 2012

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.

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Optimov 2012

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.

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Optima open in the Far East

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.

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Acoustic tests

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.

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Optima Win Prestigious AIS Award 2012

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."

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New Account Manager

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.

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New Training Facility

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.

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The Glass Thickness Calculator App

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.

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