OMNIA BLOG

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Informative Articles

Written by members of the Omnia team, the blog posts below include information about our range of services and expertise:

Sustainable Solutions

Sustainable SolutionsTim Mitchell: 19 April 2022Sustainability should be a key driver of any Environmental Consultancy, and this certainly rings true for Omnia. Our aim is to engrain sustainability into our day to day, from the minimisation of our vehicles on the road...

Noise Impact Assessments: What are they and why do we need them?

Noise Impact Assessments: What are they and why do we need them?Noise can be defined as an unwanted or disturbing sound that affects the health, productivity and well-being of people as well as having an impact on the existing environment including animals. Continual...

Winter Groundwater Monitoring

Winter Groundwater MonitoringOlivia Maxwell: 8 November 2021What is continuous Winter Groundwater Monitoring? Winter groundwater monitoring utilising dataloggers allows continuous recording of groundwater levels throughout the winter period, usually from October to...

The Importance of Site Investigation for Foundation Design

The Importance of Site Investigation for Foundation DesignRhys Bradley: 21 October 2021Why do we carry out site investigations? Site investigation is a fundamental aspect in foundation design, to assess the heterogeneous nature of the ground and to prevent potential...

Why Do We Conduct Phase 1 Desk Top Studies?

Why Do We Conduct Phase 1 Desk Top Studies?Craig Tyrrell: 4 October 2021What is a Phase 1 DTS? A Phase 1 Desk Top Study (or Desk Study) is a review of all available published information relating to a site’s historical, environmental, and geological setting. The...

The Wonder of Geology!

The Wonder of Geology!Archie Bunney: 7 July 2021Geology is the study of the rocks and minerals beneath our feet and, if you are lucky enough to live somewhere with even a hint of topography (so not Portsmouth!), visible in the natural landscape of river valleys,...

Classifying Soil Types: Good vs Bad?

Classifying Soil Types: Good vs Bad?Good vs Bad Soils?After reading this article you will be suitability qualified to wow your family, neighbours and friends at your next big garden party when the conversation inevitably turns to the pristine condition of the host's...

Air Quality Assessments

What is an Air Quality Assessment?Air quality is the term used to describe how polluted the air we breathe is. Considering we take approximately 20,000 breaths every day, when was the last time that you thought about the chemicals, pollen and dust you could be...

Company Updates

Keep up to date with Omnia’s news by reading the posts below:

North Office

Omnia's North OfficeWe are pleased to announce the opening of a third UK office, based in  Preston, Lancashire    The natural progression for us is to expand regionally throughout the country and, having looked around, we really focused in on the North West. We...

#ThisIsOmnia

#ThisIsOmniaWe have recently launched a new campaign called #ThisIsOmnia as we thought that people ought to know more about who we are and what we do. We truly believe that our staff are our best asset, and we want to show the world how our dedicated employees work...

Completed Project in Brighton

Completed Project in BrightonWe love seeing completed projects! Our work on this complex development in Brighton included intrusive ground investigation over three phases which you can read more about on our case study page. Here are some before and after shots of the...

Good News! Plan Approved!

Good News! Plan Approved!Recently, we were delighted to see that the plan to develop the former Debenhams store in Southsea was approved by Portsmouth City Council. Omnia provided environmental planning services for our client, which was required as part of the...

ISO AUDIT

ISO AuditWe are extremely proud to share the news of another successful pass following the annual surveillance audit of our ISO 9001/45001/14001 combined management system.  It was a real team effort by everyone at Omnia in demonstrating to the UKAS accredited audit...

RISQS Verified

RISQS VerifiedWe have been successfully verified on the rail railway industry supplier scheme (RISQS) for several product codes enabling us to be a supplier to the rail industry. RISQS helps supplier sell into the GB rail industry and by being verified Omnia are...

ICN FRAMEWORK

ICN FrameworkOmnia are pleased to announce that we will be working with Innovation Chain North, we are looking forward to the opportunity to work with ICN and the other Framework suppliers in delivering ICN's housing delivery ambitions.   Helen Spencer, Great...

ISO Certified

ISO CertificationOmnia are pleased to announce our recent UKAS certification to the global standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 demonstrating compliance in three key business areas - Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental management. We...

About the Omnians

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Women in Construction

Women in ConstructionLauren Burnett: 11 March 2022The construction and consulting industry is fast paced, varied and challenging, which is why I enjoy working within it. I am able to work on a wide range of interesting projects and assist in resolving technical...

Omnia’s National Three Peaks Challenge

Omnia's National Three Peaks ChallengeIn September 2021, a team of Omnians completed the National Three Peaks Challenge – scaling the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. They began climbing Ben Nevis at 10am, then climbed Scafell Pike overnight and...

A Year in Acoustics

A Year in AcousticsMatt Elliott: 14 September 2021A Year in Acoustics - And what year it’s been! While graduating in the midst of a global pandemic, careers prospects across the board for graduates seemed bleak, with programmes being cancelled and entry level jobs...

Men’s mental health week

Men's Mental Health WeekReflecting on last week being men’s mental health week and with the view to continue raising awareness, we caught up with some of our colleagues to find out how they were looking after themselves during lock-down. The global pandemic and...