Real-world success stories: discovering sustainable construction solutions

Summertown Interiors

29 April, 2022
3 mins read

Summertown Interiors


Summertown Interiors is focused on Commercial, Healthcare and Retail related Fit-out projects.


Summertown Interiors

For over 20 Years, Summertown Interiors has been among the UAE’s leading and most sustainable contractors, offering superior quality interior fit out solutions. Reputed for its green expertise and exceptional client service, the company specialises in commercial, healthcare, and education projects for global Fortune 500 companies, government authorities and local businesses.

Summertown Interiors was the first fit-out contractor to occupy LEED Gold certified interiors in the United Arab Emirates and has also been awarded the LEED gold certification for its existing building; operations and maintenance (LEED EBOM). All projects are executed in accordance with the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

Summertown Interior’s mission is to consistently deliver high end interior projects on time and within budget, whilst helping companies to achieve their environmental goals, directly resulting in operational savings and a better workspace for employees.

The Challenge:

Prior to implementing RIB solutions Candy and BuildSmart, Summertown Interiors faced challenges regarding procurement, timeous cost report generation, departments working in silos, timeous closing of books of account, delayed annual audits and visibility of cost to complete on a contract. They were also seeking software that would boost their tendering system in a highly competitive business, like interior fitout.

I would recommend RIB products to others because it is developed by Contractors for Contractors

Deniz Demir, Finance Manager
Summertown Interiors

The Solution:

Summertown Interiors chose BuildSmart to form the backbone of their financial management system and Candy as their primary estimation and project control solution.


Summertown Interiors implemented RIB to meet the challenges faced by all departments and to streamline workflows and processes from first estimate through to final account. This included:

  • Candy Estimating and Project Control
  • BuildSmart Accounts
  • BuildSmart Site Costs
  • BuildSmart Procurement
  • BuildSmart Payroll and Wages
  • BuildSmart Equipment and Asset Management

The Results:

Summertown Interiors have not only been empowered with tools for real-time ‘cost vs allowable’ comparisons, profitability analysis, and faster and more efficient decision-making; they have also successfully executed several large-scale projects for clients such as Takeda and the Government of Dubai Media Office.

In addition, the integrated cost management solution, comprising of Candy and BuildSmart, has led to significant time-savings, with month-end closings and audits now completed much faster than before, as well as increased accuracy when estimating. Deniz explains, “the safeguards that BuildSmart Procurement has in place, to prevent allowable rates and quantities being exceeded during purchasing, have also reduced failure costs.”