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Newforma, Inc.

October 05, 2011 11:39 ET

Newforma Congratulates Firms Named "Best Firms to Work For" by ZweigWhite

17 Newforma Customers Recognized With Prestigious Award

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company connecting architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, congratulates the ZweigWhite 2011 Best Firm to Work For winners, including 17 of its own customers. The annual Best Firms to Work For ranking recognizes firms that strive to inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels by creating working environments where people feel valued, can make a difference and can clearly see their contribution to the overall mission and success of the firm.

The winning firms were recognized at a special award ceremony during the 2011 Best Firms to Work For Summit presented by ZweigWhite, publisher of CE News and Structural Engineer, September 29-30, in San Diego, California.

"Newforma congratulates every firm on the 2011 Best Firms to Work For list for recognizing the value of its people and supporting them with working environments where they feel valued and can thrive," said Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell. "Creating such an environment is no small feat, especially during these challenging economic times. As a corporate partner sponsoring the Best Firms to Work For Summit, we also applaud ZweigWhite for creating an award to recognize firms that focus on their number-one asset, their people. We know from working with several firms on the list that they set themselves apart by continually making strategic investments in their culture and resources to support their people and grow their business. Newforma customers recognize the value of a comprehensive project information management strategy to support day-to-day operations and we are proud that our technology plays a key role in helping them achieve success."

Newforma customers on the 2011 Best Firms to Work For List were named in four different categories, as follows:

Architecture

  • Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver, Colorado (also named Top Small Firm)
  • Corgan Associates, Inc., Dallas, Texas (also named Top Large Firm)
  • Hnedak Bobo Group, Memphis, Tennessee (honorable mention)

Structural Engineering

  • Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, California (also named a Top Mid-Size Firm)
  • PCS Structural Solutions, Seattle, Washington (also named a Top Mid-Size Firm)
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, Massachusetts (also named Top Large Firm)
  • Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Inc., Seattle, Washington

Civil Engineering

  • Delta Airport Consultants, Inc., Blacksburg, Virginia (also named a Top Small Firm)
  • CRW Engineering Group, Anchorage, Alaska (also named a Top Small Firm)
  • Advanced Engineering & Environmental Services, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., Stockton, California

Multi-discipline Architecture & Engineering Services

  • Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee (also named a Top Large Firm)
  • Hankins & Anderson Architects & Engineers, Glen Allen, Virginia (also named a Top Mid-Size Firm)
  • Pond & Company, Norcross, Georgia (also named a Top Mid-Size Firm)
  • Winzler & Kelly, Eureka, California
  • M.E. Group, Omaha, Nebraska

About the ZweigWhite 2011 Best Firms to Work For
The ZweigWhite Best Firms to Work For ranking is based on comprehensive evaluations of firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more -- both from the management and staff's perspectives. All firms that apply are evaluated against each other, not a set standard. The top three overall winners in each discipline (Architecture, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Multi-discipline Architecture & Engineering Services and Environmental Services) are ranked according to a panel of three judges. Firms are also ranked in size categories objectively according to a numerical system based on survey results. The complete list of 2011 winners can be viewed here.

About ZweigWhite
Twice named to the Inc. 500 list of best firms, ZweigWhite is the nation's leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. The ZweigWhite team consists of experts in business planning, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, human resources management, finance, marketing, market research, project management and project delivery methods who collectively produce a comprehensive suite of products and services, including investment banking, consulting, newsletters, controlled-circulation magazines, industry reports, executive training, business conferences and more covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm has offices in Chicago, Ill., Durham, N.C., Fayetteville, Ark., and Natick, Mass. ZweigWhite is owned by investors Eli Global, BIA Digital Partners and MZ Ventures, with management including Mark Zweig and Ed Friedrichs. For more information, visit www.zweigwhite.com or call (479) 582-5700.

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. Using Newforma software to manage information on more than 650,000 projects, Newforma customers are raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands and freeing time and attention to focus on design and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

© 2011 Newforma, Inc. Newforma is a registered trademark of Newforma, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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