SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

October 28, 2009 08:00 ET

Newforma Gains Momentum in the Construction Marketplace

Pioneering AEC Project Information Management Solution Validated by Building and Infrastructure Construction Firms

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, today announced that its Newforma® Project Center PIM solution is now being used by design-build firms, general contractors, construction managers and large specialty subcontractors. Customers include Grunley Construction, Optima, Skender Construction, The Walsh Group, Tiffiny Decorating Co. and Haskell in the United States, and Marshall Construction in the United Kingdom. These firms join the growing ranks of 32,000 architects and engineers who are using Newforma's solution to manage the information for more than 230,000 projects.

Haskell Construction Technology Application Manager Susan McDowell said Newforma Project Center's integrated capabilities differentiate it from other PIM solutions. "As a company with 30 years in the design-build industry, Haskell's success is driven by our full team integration," McDowell said. "Newforma Project Center is unique in the software we investigated because it meets the needs of both our design and construction team members.

"We initially purchased Newforma to centrally manage project email," McDowell said, "and to transfer files externally with the Newforma Info Exchange audit trail. However, we quickly discovered substantial benefits in project documentation through using the solution for RFIs, document markups and electronic submittal review and approval. We can now seamlessly manage project information from question to answer, from office to field, and from concept to execution -- all using a single tool that is comfortable for the whole team. That's truly full integration in action."

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said construction firms' adoption of Newforma Project Center validates the decision to focus development efforts on streamlining project processes that flow between all members of the project team. "Our existing construction customers have invested in Newforma Project Center based upon ROI from current functionality," Howell said, "but we're committed to expanding the capabilities of our software to meet more of the specific needs of construction firms. A good example is our partnership with Vico Software to employ the agcXML schema to facilitate interoperability and data exchange between our two products. Other enhancements that have now been included on our product roadmap will provide even more compelling benefits for design-build firms, general contractors, construction managers and large specialty subcontractors."

About Haskell

Haskell is one of America's leading integrated design and construction firms serving industrial, commercial and civil public markets. The company had 2008 annual revenues of more than $718 million and maintains offices in the United States and Mexico. More information can be found at www.haskell.com, or by calling a Haskell office in Jacksonville, Fla., at (904) 791-4500; Dallas, at (972) 731-0800; or Mexico City, Mexico, at (011) (52) (555) 292-6580.

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 230,000 projects in industry-leading AEC firms. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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