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  • BIID Project Management CPD

    Symm Contracts Director, Dominic Benoist, will take British Institute of Interior Design members through the key tools needed to run a successful project at a CPD event being held on 4 October at Charles Darwin House,  London.

    Topics covered will include:

    Quality of product
    Project duration
    Contractor selection
    Health & Safety (CDM)
    Relationships and causes of conflict
    Duties of contract administrator

    Follow the link for further details.

  • Symm’s Angus Gibson at DECOREX 2012

    Decorex 2012, the internationally acclaimed design fair held annually at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, is almost upon us.

    The event opens on 23 September, when Symm’s Angus Gibson will be involved in discussion with Architect, David Myres and Interior Designer, Karen Howes, on the topic Home Technology today: is it too high tech for the architect and Interior Designer?  The discussion is chaired by Ben Pentreath and starts at 2.45pm, so if you are at Decorex 2012 on the opening day please come along and say hello!

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     Symm will host a party at Philip Mould’s gallery at Dover Street, Mayfair, on 9 October 2012. 

    The guest list includes an interesting mix of people from the media, clients and, of course, highly regarded professionals from many disciplines, all connected with the construction and refurbishment of fine residences.

    Philip Mould Gallery


    “Reimagining Maurice Fatio’s Masterpiece, Il Palmetto: A Panel Discussion”  forms part of The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s 2012 Summer Lecture Series and will take place on  Wednesday, 27 June. Participants are Clem Labine, Richard Dragisic, Richard Sammons and Symm Chief Executive, Aidan Mortimer. Symm is proud to have been involved, with  Fairfax and Sammons Architects, in the exciting project to conserve and extend this notable Palm Beach residence, designed by the eminent mid-20th century architect, Maurice Fatio.  Coral stone was selected and worked by APS Masonry, Symm’s stone division, and European oak joinery was manufactured at Symm Oxford joinery workshops to provide a wonderful 6-flight staircase and coffered ceiling.  All lectures in the series take place at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street.

    Institute of Classical Architecture and Art


    Dominic Benoist, Construction Director at Symm, presented a lecture at KLC School of Design in Chelsea on 21  June.  The topic is one which he has delivered a number of times to successive students at KLC – The Contractor’s Viewpoint.  In it he stresses the importance of a team approach and explains the project management process, from a contractor’s point of view, from concept to completion.

    KLC School of Design