SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

October 14, 2009 08:00 ET

Manning Architects Selects Newforma Software to Improve Client Service

First in Louisiana to Implement the Newforma Project Center Solution for Project Information Management

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, announced today that Manning Architects has become the first Louisiana-based architectural practice to deploy Newforma® Project Center software. The firm has adopted the Newforma PIM solution as part of an ongoing initiative to reduce overhead, gain efficiency and raise profitability.

"We've seen our overhead costs drop about 20 percent over the past five years by focusing on efficiency and standardization," said President Wm. Raymond Manning AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C. "Newforma Project Center is one of the tools we use to integrate our three offices into one client-focused team, allowing us to function as one unit. Newforma software permits everyone in the firm's project team -- even those in separate cities -- quick access to joint project information such as emails, action items, markups, submittals, transmittals and more."

Studio Director W. Conway Cristina AIA, LEED AP BD+C, said the firm implemented Newforma Project Center as part of a larger initiative to provide associates with an advanced technology infrastructure. "Our vision is to illuminate our client's vision," Cristina said. "We don't come to work to do back-of-house tasks. Newforma software spares us from administrative tasks that distract us from our real work. It's evident in the first weeks of using the software how much it improves efficiency and client service."

"Newforma is pleased to add Manning Architects to the growing list of firms benefiting from the use of Newforma Project Center," Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said. "Despite the challenges of economic recession, or perhaps because of them, enlightened firms like Manning Architects are investing in better ways to manage their project information with fewer staff members. Their decisions reflect a commitment to work smarter and improve the services they provide to their clients."

About Manning Architects

Manning Architects is an architecture, interiors and planning firm with offices in Dallas, Las Vegas, and New Orleans. The firm was founded in 1985 and will celebrate 25 years of operation in 2010. Manning Architects creates innovative, practical design solutions to meet the needs of clients and communities. Believing that a built environment can contribute to the larger community's quality of life, the people of Manning Architects approach projects considering not just the programmatic needs of clients, but broader social issues as well. For more information, visit

About Newforma

Newforma is a software company serving architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations worldwide, and the owners they serve. Its mission is to develop and market project information management (PIM) solutions which improve responsiveness to clients, mitigate risk, streamline project execution, raise productivity and facilitate integrated project delivery (IPD). Newforma® Project Center, Newforma's flagship product, is the industry's first comprehensive PIM solution to organize and share project information, drive accountability, raise transparency and streamline project delivery processes. Newforma Project Center is currently implemented on over 200,000 projects in industry-leading AEC firms. For more information about Newforma, visit, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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