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.

Summers Inman appointed as ProCure22 Trainer

Summers Inman has been appointed as a Trainer for the NHS ProCure22 Framework, covering health and social care in England.

Following a rigorous application process, involving submission of an Expression of Interest, Presentation and Interview, Derek Brydon was successful in securing one of three places nationally. The selection panel comprised the Department of Health (DH) and the P22 Training Working Group (represented by all 6 PSCP’s).

This is a 4-year appointment, covering the duration of the framework, to 30 September 2020.

The courses we are currently appointed to deliver are:

1) Pre-construction phase

2) Construction phase

3) Commercial


The training content focuses on the P22 Framework and NEC3 Contract.


Since his appointment, Derek has delivered the first P22 Course at The Christie, Manchester. This was very well attended and positive feedback was received.


“I have spoken to many of the attendees, and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. A huge thank you for a brilliant and informative day, and I very much look forward to attending the next session with you.” 

Adrian Burt B.App.Sc (Hons), Capital Team, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

“Derek – fantastic – well done.”
Graham Bell BSc (Hons) MRICS MAPM, ProCure22 Implementation Advisor, DH


Securing this place provides a great opportunity for Summers Inman to gain access to key NHS Clients, Social Care Providers, Contractors, Designers and Supply Chain Members.


It will also contribute towards our drive to raise the profile of our business, not only in the Health Sector, but in the wider Construction Community


Summers-Inman are delighted to announce the appointment of Ashleigh Grange, William Montgomery, Ben Tully, Graham Hall, Kane Doris Benson and Rebecca Cowan as we continue to expand our Newcastle Office.

Ashleigh, William and Ben join the Quantity Surveying team whilst Graham and Kane strengthen the Building Surveying team, supported by Rebecca in the Admin team.

Graham Hall who is from the North East and is currently studying an MSc in Building Surveying, commented “I am really excited to take up a role within Summers-Inman, working for a well-respected construction consultant. I was particularly drawn to Summers-Inman due to the variety of work and number of high profile projects they are undertaking in the region. The fact that they also operate throughout the country makes them exciting to work for and I look forward to working with them as they continue to expand.”

Mark Dutton, director at Summers-Inman added: “We are delighted to welcome Ashleigh, William, Ben, Graham, Kane and Rebecca. We have always taken great care to recruit up and coming young talent to complement our company values and we are confident they will all be great addition to the Newcastle office.”

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.