SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

March 20, 2008 09:02 ET

ACEC Webcast Features Newforma and ColeJenest & Stone Presenting Best Practices for Enterprise-Wide Email Management

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - Newforma, Inc., a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of the design and building industry, announced today that Chief Data Architect Jim Forester, P.E., and ColeJenest & Stone Technology Manager Tiffany Morris, P.E., will present an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) online seminar, "Thinking outside the inbox: deploying an email management process enterprise-wide." The live webcast will take place on April 1, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, and offer 1.5 professional development hours of credit.

The ACEC invited Forester and Morris to deliver this online seminar following the positive response from more than 100 senior executives who attended Forester's presentation on the same topic at the ACEC National Conference on the Built Environment in September 2007.

Forester will discuss how enterprise-wide email management practices make engineering firms more productive, more profitable and better prepared for discovery in the event of legal issues. Morris will describe how ColeJenest & Stone implemented a consistent email management process enterprise-wide, and will detail the benefits realized as a result.

Attendees will learn tips, strategies and technologies to:

--  Empty their inboxes
--  Comply with record-keeping regulations
--  Save time on the job
--  Streamline the larger project management process
    

Live webcast details

Title:        Thinking outside the inbox: deploying an email management
              process enterprise-wide
Time:         1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Date:         April 1, 2008
Credits:      1.5 professional development hours (PDH)
Registration: https://www.acec.org/commerce/bestpractices_regform.cfm

About Jim Forester, P.E.

As chief data architect for Newforma, Forester is responsible for helping develop products to improve the productivity of project teams. Prior positions include founder and president of Marinsoft, Inc.; manager of building engineering products at Softdesk, Inc.; and project engineer for Syska & Hennessy. Forester has contributed object-data-modeling and engineering expertise to the International Alliance for Interoperability and its Industry Foundation Classes. He is a member of the America Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California-Los Angeles.

About Tiffany Morris, P.E.

Tiffany Morris joined ColeJenest & Stone as a civil engineer in 2000 after earning a bachelor of science degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio. In 2005, Morris was promoted to a project manager and directed a wide range projects from inception to completion. Morris received a master's degree in engineering management from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and is currently working on her master's in business administration. In 2006, Morris was responsible for a firm wide implementation of Deltek Vision, a financial, project management and customer relationship management software application. With her engineering, project management and software application knowledge, Morris transitioned to technology manager at the end of 2006. Morris's current responsibilities include maximizing the use of information technology and the development of strategies, policies and procedures consistent with the firm's strategic goals and core values.

About ACEC Online Seminars

ACEC online seminars are highly focused learning sessions presented by experienced professionals from leading industry firms, and delivered in real time through Internet access and telephone audio. Participants can earn 1.5 PDHs (subject to state board of registration requirements). Registration fee is for a single computer connection, and covers one participant or a roomful. For more information about ACEC seminars, e-mail education@acec.org or phone (202) 347-7474.

About Newforma

Newforma is a software company serving architecture, engineering, construction and owner/operator (AECO) organizations worldwide. Its mission is to develop and market software solutions which significantly improve the productivity of the building project team by streamlining work processes, reducing exposure from errors and omissions, improving coordination and communication, and enabling greater repeatability of project success. Newforma® Project Center, Newforma's flagship product, creates a more productive environment for project managers and the project team by organizing project information, facilitating information sharing, and enabling more effective project process. Newforma Project Center is currently implemented on thousands of projects in industry-leading AECO firms. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com or phone +1 (603) 625-6212.

About ColeJenest & Stone

ColeJenest & Stone is a comprehensive land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and urban design firm committed to project excellence, unmatched client service and a rewarding work environment. The firm achieves this through a professional, collaborative approach and sensitive, progressive design solutions. Sectors served include healthcare facilities, mixed-use developments, residential communities, academic institutions as well as civil spaces. ColeJenest & Stone operates from offices in Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Wilmington, N.C. The firm's website is www.colejeneststone.com.

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