SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

April 21, 2011 14:13 ET

Newforma Announces First Annual User Conference, Nugget2011

Newforma Customers Gather to Share and Discover Project Information Management Best Practices

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company connectingarchitecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, today announced that it will host its first annual user conference, Nugget2011, for Newforma customers to share and discover new ways to leverage the Newforma PIM solution to streamline project delivery work processes, increase profitability and mitigate risk. The event, which is sponsored by Deltek, Trump Systems, NFS™ and smartsoftware, offers two days of knowledge sessions with both Newforma representatives and customers presenting on April 27 and 28 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago, Illinois.

Presenters at Nugget2011
The event will kick off with a keynote address from John G. Miller, author of "QBQ! The Question Behind the Question," sharing insights from his decades of experience helping individuals and organizations make personal accountability a core value.

The two day agenda includes PIM best practices sessions presented by Newforma customers including Ron Heims, partner and director of technology at RDG Planning and Design; Brad Horst, principal and chief information officer at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering (EYP); and Tim Rice, principal and the director of information technology at LMN Architects in Seattle.

In addition, Chad Kunkel, assistant project manager, and Susan McDowell, manager of construction technology applications both from Haskell, will co-present a case study about the design-build firm's first venture into true electronic review and approval of submittals using Newforma software.

Product Presentations
Newforma's support and services team will lead deep dive information and training sessions on the new eighth edition release of the Newforma® PIM solution including updates and new capabilities in Newforma® Project Center and its three recently announced add-on products,Newforma® Mobile, Newforma® Contract Management, and Newforma® Add-in for Autodesk® Revit®. One conference track will provide training for users; a second will instruct administrators on configuration and implementation topics.

Customer Forum
As is customary at Newforma, customers have an important voice in how the Newforma PIM solution continues to evolve in order to meet their business needs. "Leading A, E and C firms have played a critical role in the development of the Newforma PIM solution from the very beginning of our company," Newforma CEO Ian Howell explains. "Before we wrote a single line of software code, we spent a significant amount of time gathering input from over 100 firms to understand their highest pain points in trying to manage the increasing volume and complexity of information on projects. Based on what we heard then and continue to learn from our current customers, we developed and continue to enhance the Newforma PIM solution to better manage project information and streamline project delivery processes. Customers are our most valuable resource for understanding the real challenges AEC professionals face on a daily basis. Therefore we are excited to host our first annual user conference and to provide our user community with this live forum to share best practices with each other and to continue to weigh in on priorities for further development of our growing family of products."

About Newforma
Newforma is a project information management (PIM) software company connecting architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations worldwide. The Newforma PIM solution, anchored by the industry-proven Newforma® Project Center software, helps AEC firms organize and share project information, drive accountability, raise transparency and streamline project delivery processes, including those surrounding building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD), contract management and more. Newforma Project Center is currently being used by industry-leading AEC firms to manage information on more than 420,000 projects. For more information about Newforma, visit, read the Newforma Blog, join the Newforma Network at LinkedIn, follow Newforma on Twitter, visit our user community at, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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