SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

August 12, 2009 04:00 ET

Newforma Users Form Community in United Kingdom

Leading Architecture and Engineering Firms Share Best Practices in Implementing Newforma's Project Information Management Solution

MANCHESTER, NH and LONDON--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, announced today that a group of United Kingdom users of its Newforma® Project Center software have formed a community for the purposes of sharing best practices, providing feedback to Newforma and discussing broader business issues relating to PIM and integrated project delivery (IPD). The Newforma UK User Community has been established and will operate independently from Newforma and its UK reseller partner, Océ (UK).

HOK Director of Emerging Technologies Terry Nichols has volunteered to chair the group. "Initially we are limiting membership of the Community to one or two representatives from each UK firm using Newforma Project Center," Nichols said. "This will allow us to concentrate our discussions and sustain a higher level of interactivity while becoming established. We'll focus our early efforts on sharing best practices in implementing Newforma Project Center and on providing high quality product feedback to Newforma."

"Limited Community membership permits Newforma to discuss future developments under non-disclosure agreements," said Newforma Director of EMEA Operations Tim Bates. "Newforma has built its product on the basis of requests by architecture, engineering and construction professionals. The Newforma UK User Community provides another, more formal input channel to Newforma Project Center product development."

The initial meeting of the Newforma UK User Community took place on June 2nd at HOK's London offices. Fifteen members heard presentations, asked questions and discussed relevant topics, including:

--  Representatives of HOK and Steffian Bradley Architects presented
    overviews of the ways they're using Newforma Project Center software to
    manage information and streamline workflows for design projects, as well as
    to manage information technology and marketing projects.
--  Tim Bates showed what's new in Newforma Project Center Sixth Edition,
    and apprised the group on Newforma's product integration with Axomic
    OpenAsset software for image management.
--  Members shared experience and advice regarding deployment, training,
    technical issues and more.

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell applauds this initiative by Newforma's UK Users. "We host a Newforma user community website,, as a forum for all Newforma users to share knowledge," Howell said, "but nothing replaces the high value of in-person, real-time presentations and discussions such as those being held in London by the Newforma UK User Community. Newforma customers in the UK are sure to gain even greater return from their Newforma investment by virtue of the activities of this group."

About HOK

HOK is one of the world's largest and most acclaimed architectural design firms, with 2,200 staff in 25 offices around the globe. It celebrates diversity through geographic reach, project genre and form and the talents of its multi-disciplined design professionals. For more information visit

About Newforma

Newforma is a software company serving architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations worldwide. Its mission is to develop and market project information management (PIM) solutions which improve responsiveness to clients, mitigate risk, streamline project execution and raise productivity. Newforma® Project Center, Newforma's flagship product, is the industry's first comprehensive PIM solution to organize project information, facilitate information sharing, and enable more effective project delivery process. 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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