SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

August 17, 2009 11:22 ET

Newforma® Answers Demand for Additional Webinars on Project Information Management Support for Integrated Project Delivery

Sessions Focus on PIM for Construction, e-Discovery, Email Management and Space Programming

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, today announced four additional webinars in its successful webinar series, "Project information management (PIM) for integrated project delivery (IPD)." Attendees of previous webinars in the series have requested additional sessions to learn how project information management can address issues that are specific to construction firms, how PIM facilitates e-discovery and how to streamline space programming. By popular demand, "Getting to the bottom of your inbox: managing project email, part 2" has been added to address the needs of decision capture, transparency and accountability in the emerging world of IPD.

As the many benefits of IPD are better understood and more universally adopted by owners, architects, engineers and construction firms, the sheer volume of project information being created and shared between the members of the project team is growing exponentially. Therefore it is increasingly important for design and construction firms to understand and embrace best practices for proactively managing project information. AEC industry veterans and Newforma executives Ian Howell and Bob Batcheler will lead four webinars this fall to help firms understand how PIM software can help avoid certain pitfalls as they strive to implement work processes for IPD. Each webinar will highlight real-world examples based upon the experiences of Newforma's worldwide customer base.

"Firms striving to implement the tenets of IPD are rapidly discovering a new set of project information management challenges and are often struggling with the best ways to overcome them," said Howell, Newforma's CEO. "Customers tell us that our 'PIM for IPD' webinar series has helped them gain a better understanding of strategies to share with their project teams and external partners. We are delighted that our webinar series is helping to meet a business need both for participants and others who view the recordings which continue to be available on our website."

The fall webinars added to the "PIM for IPD" series are:

-- Hammering out the details: PIM for construction
      12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 28
   To register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/322747696

-- Capturing decisions as they're being made: facilitating e-discovery
      12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 25
   To register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/613722728

-- Getting to the bottom of your inbox: managing project email, part 2
      12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30
   To register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/121467136

-- Working the room: managing multiple inputs to the space program
      12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 4
   To register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/557723665

At the end of the final three webinars, participants will be instructed on how to apply for one learning unit of AIA continuing education credit.

To view recordings of previous webinars in this popular series including "Email management," "Full-text search," "Accountability through visibility," "Paperless logging and tracking," "Mitigating project information risk," "Digital workflows for model-based design," and "Streamlining LEED administration," go to http://www.newforma.com/News---Resources/Webcasts-2.aspx.

About Ian Howell

Ian Howell is Newforma's chief executive officer. He's an architect by training, with professional practice experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom. His AEC software industry experience includes positions with Autodesk, Citadon, Alias Research and Rucaps Australia. Among his contributions to the AEC software industry, Ian is a founder of the International Alliance for Interoperability which is now the buildingSMART Alliance.

About Bob Batcheler

Bob Batcheler is Newforma's vice-president of industry marketing and product management. Bob's career as a professional engineer includes time at Black & Veatch and Bechtel Power Corporation. His AEC technology background encompasses a variety of roles at Autodesk and Softdesk. Bob earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Lehigh University, and qualified as a registered professional engineer in Maryland.

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 www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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