SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

December 17, 2008 14:04 ET

Grunley Construction Selects Newforma® to Support Integrated Project Delivery

Newforma® Project Center to Be Implemented Firm-Wide for Improved Project Visibility, Communication, and Information Management

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Newforma®, Inc., a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of the design and building industry, today announced that Grunley Construction Company, Inc., a full-service general contracting, design-build and construction management firm based in Rockville, Md., has chosen to implement Newforma Project Center enterprise-wide in support of the firm's continued drive toward enhanced integrated project delivery (IPD). Newforma's project information management (PIM) solution was selected for its support of effective team communication, project team visibility, clear accountability and streamlined work process -- all critical requirements for successful IPD.

In the past 10 years, Grunley Construction has renovated and modernized more that 4.8 million gross square feet of building space in the Washington, D.C. area, and nearly 90 percent of Grunley's work has taken place in occupied buildings. Well-known for its expertise in logistically complex projects, Grunley is at the forefront of building information modeling (BIM) adoption to improve coordination between design and construction, but recognizes the related challenge of managing the flow of information and communications around the building information model -- information such as project email, action items, markup sessions, transmittals, LEED certifications and more. This has led the firm to seek a comparable information management solution.

For Grunley Vice President and General Manager Greg Druga, a major driving factor behind the decision to implement Newforma was the solution's answer to one of the industry's biggest headaches -- project email. "IPD requires effective communication between project team members, which means we have to solve the problem of vital project information that gets 'lost' or hidden in individual email inboxes," said Druga. "Newforma's solution acknowledges the near-universal use of Outlook for project communication while putting the information back in the hands of the entire project team and senior management where it belongs."

"Grunley Construction is demonstrating a strong commitment to integrated project delivery through the firm's attention to technologies and best practices that support project team collaboration and trust," said Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell. "Newforma is very pleased to have been selected to be a part of Grunley's IPD systems, and we look forward to Grunley's input as we continue to shape Newforma Project Center to support even more IPD best practices for AEC firms."

About Grunley Construction Company

Grunley Construction Company, Inc. is a 250-person, full-service general contractor based in Rockville, Md. With over 50 years of experience in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region, Grunley specializes in the renovation, restoration, and modernization of large-scale government and commercial buildings as well as educational facilities, and has also completed new buildings and substantial building additions for both public and private sector clients. Grunley project teams often work on historic, secure, and occupied facilities, and often perform work at night and/or on weekends to meet the special requirements of Grunley clients. Engineering News Record ranks Grunley Construction No. 268 among the "Top 400 Contractors" in the nation. For more information about Grunley Construction Company, visit www.grunley.com.

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 over 110,000 projects in industry-leading AEC/O firms. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com or phone +1 (603) 625-6212.

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