SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

June 05, 2012 08:00 ET

HDR Architecture Deploys Newforma Project Center Company-Wide

Multidisciplinary Design Company to Use the Software to More Easily Store, Search, and Share Project Documents and Information

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company improving building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced HDR Architecture, Inc., has deployed Newforma® Project Center in 30 of its global offices, accommodating up to 1,400 employees. After several weeks of pilot testing in select offices, Newforma's project information management solution was rolled out to the entire architecture company. HDR uses the software to more easily store, search, and share project documents and information.

HDR Architecture is a global leader in integrated, multidisciplinary design. HDR employees are architects, engineers, planners, consultants, and interior designers; together, they deliver award-winning solutions to clients' most complex challenges. The firm is ranked No. 1 in Healthcare Design (Modern Healthcare) and No. 2 of the Top North American Firms (Building Design Magazine). To achieve this level of success, HDR has continually demonstrated a commitment to forward thinking, design excellence, and superior client service. HDR will utilize Newforma Project Center to reinforce its focus on client services while reducing the time spent managing data.

"I believe this tool is going to help improve our productivity and the level of service we provide our clients," said HDR Senior Vice President and Director of the East Region Jeffrey Dayton. Dayton added that the efficiencies the Newforma toolset brings to HDR's team will be vital, specifically citing extensive document search capabilities; preview and redline tools for documents and CAD files; as well as internal and external document exchange that will significantly improve workflow across the board. Furthermore, Dayton said, "Newforma software contributes to HDR's core values, including continuous improvement, empowerment, open communication, innovation, teamwork, and responsibility."

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said, "HDR exemplifies a multidisciplinary, geographically-disbursed professional services firm that is responsible to its clients for on-time delivery of a diverse range of building and infrastructure projects. The scale and scope of such a portfolio of work generates massive amounts of project information that needs to be searchable and managed within the firm as well as being shared with hundreds of external consultants. Newforma Project Center provides construction firms and design firms like HDR with the means to manage all that information -- everything from capturing project email decision trails through to tracking the resolution of action items and automatically logging every file transfer or transmittal. Newforma has also provided HDR with application programming interfaces to facilitate integration with their other enterprise solutions. We are proud to offer a solution that helps HDR improve the services they provide to their clients and deliver projects even more successfully."

About HDR, Inc.

HDR is a global, employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through various operating companies. More than 7,800 professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. For more information, visit

About Newforma

Newforma develops and markets project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma's is the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect firms to each other, to their project information, to their processes, and to remote team members, all for the purpose of more successful project delivery. Firms in the Newforma Project Network are using Newforma software to manage information on more than 820,000 projects, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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