Summers-Inman Building Information Modelling Team Win North-East BIM Competition with Vico Office


Summers-Inman recognised as one of the UK’s leading consultancy for Integrated Construction Management Solutions & Services, recently won the North-East BIM Competition, delivering multiple project models, estimates, schedules, and Owner materials in less than 8 hours.

The event was designed by the North East BIM Hub to engage with BIM Novices in the North East of England to show what can be achieved with BIM and to highlight the multitude of skills needed to properly execute BIM on a commercial construction project.

This is very different from “Hollywood BIM” or spinning a model on a screen to impress an Owner.  In order for a BIM project to share efficiencies with all constituents, it needs to be executed to an agreed and recognised standard. This means the model must contain solid geometry in order to contribute viable quantities which are used in construction estimates and schedules.  It also must be coordinated with all of the models from each of the other consultants.

Summers-Inman, who have recently invested in the purchase of Vico Office and the Customer Success Program all supplied by Rapid5D, are active members of the North East BIM Hub, part of the Government Task Force implementing the UK Governments BIM focused procurement strategy for all capital projects.

Summers-Inman assembled a team largely made up of novices and aimed from the outset to go beyond the mandatory brief to provide real deliverables related to their core disciplines of Project Management, Cost management and FM Consultancy.

The competing teams were all given the same information at the beginning of the day: a brief for a proposed community centre including goals and a 3D model of the existing site topography in *.dwg format.  At the end of the eight hours, the teams were asked to submit a summary proposal including methodology, a BIM Execution Plan, a federated multi-disciplinary model, the results of clash detection, and schedule simulation.

Grey Court School 6th Form Considerate Constructors Scheme Award


Summers Inman recently helped to deliver a new build 6th Form for Grey Court School acting as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and CDMC and the construction site has received a Considerate Constructors Scheme award which was collected by the Lakehouse, the main contractor of the site. The Considerate Constructors Scheme involves construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily registering with the Scheme and agreeing to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment. For more information about the scheme please see the Considerate Constructor Scheme website: For further details about this project and our involvement, please email”


Summers Inman appointed as Employer’s Agent and CDM Principal Designer for Luxury Residential Development


Summers Inman have been appointed as Employer’s Agent and CDM Principal Designer for a  £3.5 million Luxury Residential Development in Mill Hill for developer Bellis Homes Ltd.  The scheme is for the provision and delivery of 3no. six bedroom homes each providing total floor space in the region of 7000 sq ft and comprising of basement gym and cinema rooms.


Summers-Inman appointed to The City of Edinburgh Council, Building Surveying Framework


Summers-Inman Edinburgh office are delighted to have been appointed to The City of Edinburgh Council, Construction Professional Services Framework Agreement for Building Surveying Services. The Framework is for a period of 2 years with the option to extend annually for a further two years and covers the provision of professional consultancy services for an undefined programme of construction, alteration, repair and maintenance works. This appointment reflects the technical and professional experience of the Building Surveying team in our Edinburgh office.  For further information, please contact Aynsley Cheatley, Local Director. Email:

SUMMERS-INMAN are appointed on £4bn England and Wales CHIC/EEC Housing Framework


Summers-Inman are among the Clients Representatives to have been named on the Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) and Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) Framework.

The two consortia together represent 73 local authorities and housing associations across England and Wales.

Summers-Inman have been appointed on all 5 lots covering Central West England, Central East of England, South and Mid Wales, North and South England.

CHIC and EEM have also named Contractors and Architects to the four year framework.


National Maritime Museum – Kidbrooke


Summers Inman is appointed to act as PM and QS on this great scheme in Greenwich for the Royal Museums. The scheme consists of providing a new Collections and Conservation Centre at Kidbrooke which will bring the Museum’s conservation studios, photographic studio and collection storage together for more efficient working and improved collections care. The centre will provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the majority of the museum’s 3-D collections and those 2-D collections that cannot be accommodated on the main Greenwich site. It will provide storage facilities and, through the learning centre, improved access to collections for staff, visitors, researchers and learners of all kinds. It will be a cultural asset for communities in Kidbrooke.
The scheme is a new build of just under 5,000m2 with a value of c£11m and is being procured through the Scape framework with Willmott Dixon acting as Main Contractor.

MVE Award

Summers-Inman are pleased to announce that the Motor Vehicle Engineering Workshop for Leicester College has been shortlisted in the Small Non-Residential Scheme of the Year category at the 2016 ProCon Awards.

Summer-Inman acted as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator for the project.

The Motor Vehicle Engineering Workshop is a modern single storey teaching facility at Leicester College’s Abbey Park Campus designed to accommodate the growing numbers of learners signing up for motor vehicle engineering courses at the college.

The new workshop includes two classrooms and extensive practical facilities for car and motorcycle skills. The steel framed building provides 600 square metres of workshop and teaching spaces with facilities for up to 80 learners at one time and includes a large arched feature window to maximise natural light in the classrooms. In addition the building is fitted with state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical installations such as electronically operated car ramps, compressed air lines, retractable vehicle extraction ventilation systems, high level radiant panels, LED lighting and IT installations throughout.

Award Success – The Curve

Summers-Inman are pleased to announce that Teesside University’s £20m ‘The Curve’ was the winner at the RICS North East Project Awards in the two categories in which it was nominated; Best Project for Innovation and Best Project for Regeneration.  The Curve also won the main award for overall Best Project of the Year.  Summers-Inman were integral in assisting the University develop the design competition and selecting the Architect for the scheme.  We subsequently acted as Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator for the project whilst also providing cross-discipline professional advice and support to all members of the delivery team.

The Curve forms part of the Teesside University’s Campus Heart which also involved the pedestrianisation of part of Southfield Road, the installation of a “living wall” with a vertical garden and LED screen and the extension and refurbishment of the Orion Building.  Summers-Inman undertook the role of Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator on the pedestrianisation works and the works to the Orion Building and Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator on the living wall.


Summers Inman delivers in North Lanarkshire

Acting as Employers Agent and Cost Consultant Summers Inman have this month handed over a new office building named Enterprise House at Drumpellier, North Lanarkshire.  The building designed by 3D Reid is a joint venture between Fusion Assets and Stirling based Ogilvie Developments and consists of flexible office space ranging from 1,500 sq ft to a maximum 8,000 sq ft.  Located at a prime position for Scotland’s major motorway network, it is also served locally by Kirkwood Rail station and provides modern, accessible, energy efficient facilities for local business, social enterprises and start-ups in the Coatbridge area.

For further information contact Angus Macdonald in the Edinburgh office.