SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

April 17, 2009 14:02 ET

Newforma® Shares Real-World Customer Experiences of How PIM Supports IPD

Adds Webinars to Popular Series on Project Information Management for Integrated Project Delivery

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - April 17, 2009) - Newforma®, Inc., a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of the design and building industry, today announced the addition of six new webinars in its popular series, "Project information management (PIM) for integrated project delivery (IPD)." The new webinars will explore project monitoring, digital image management, e-discovery, and PIM for contractors and civil engineers.

In each webinar, real-world experiences and best practices from Newforma's worldwide customer base will be shared to highlight the many ways PIM software supports a firm's efforts to effect a more integrated practice. AEC industry veterans Ian Howell and Bob Batcheler will lead the series; Howell is Newforma's chief executive officer, and Batcheler is the software company's vice president of product management and industry marketing.

"The enthusiastic response to this webinar series confirms that AEC firms are grappling with a wide range of project information management challenges as they strive to evolve toward more integrated practice," said Howell. "Many of our customers consider IPD initiatives to be a top priority, especially in the face of the current economy, as a means to operate more efficiently to derive competitive advantage."

The new webinars added to the "Project information management for integrated project delivery" series will explore the following six new topics:

--  Herding the cats:  project monitoring
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 17
    To view:
--  Every picture tells a story:  managing digital images
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 22
    To register:
--  Getting the lay of the land: civil engineering and PIM
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 26
    To register:
--  Working the room: managing multiple inputs to the space program
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 24
    To register:
--  Hammering out the details: PIM for construction
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 28
    To register:
--  Capturing decisions as they're being made: facilitating e-discovery
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 25
    To register:

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

This very popular webinar series began in October 2008 with sessions on email management, full-text search, accountability through visibility, paperless logging and tracking, mitigating project risk, digital workflows for model-based design, and streamlining LEED registration administration. To view recordings of previous webinars, go to

About Ian Howell

Ian Howell is Newforma's chief executive officer. He's an architect by training, with practice experience in 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, and currently serves on the board of direction for 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, construction and owner/operator (AECO) organizations worldwide. Its mission is to develop and market software solutions which significantly improve the productivity of the building project team by streamlining work processes, reducing exposure from errors and omissions, improving coordination and communication, and enabling greater repeatability of project success. Newforma® Project Center, Newforma's flagship product, creates a more productive environment for project managers and the project team by organizing project information, facilitating information sharing, and enabling more effective project process. Newforma Project Center is currently implemented on over 150,000 projects in industry-leading AECO firms. For more information about Newforma, visit or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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