SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

June 28, 2011 11:46 ET

Norbert W. Young Jr. Joins Newforma Board of Directors

Management Consultant and Former McGraw-Hill Construction President Brings Broad-Based AEC Expertise to the Industry-Leading Project Information Management (PIM) Software Company

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company connectingarchitecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, today announced that Norbert W. YoungJr., FAIA, Hon. FRAIC, has joined the company's board of directors, strengthening the organization's knowledge of the domestic and global design and construction industry at a time when Newforma is expanding to address the needs of construction firms, adding to its family of products and entering new geographic regions.

Young is managing director of Duck Cove Associates, LLC, a Maine-based consulting services company. Duck Cove Associates provides growth-oriented AEC clients with services of strategic planning, business development and business transformation.

"Newforma embodies many of the virtues that I try to develop in my clients," Young said. "Newforma has become a key enabler for successful project delivery by leading architects, engineers and, increasingly, for construction firms. The Newforma PIM solution promotes interoperability, facilitates repeatable best practices and enhances productivity for every member of the project team. Newforma is fast becoming a global company and I am excited about being affiliated with such a dynamic, growing organization."

From 1999 to 2009, Young was president of McGraw-Hill Construction, comprised of such prestigious brands as Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record Regional Publications and Under Young's direction, MHC served as the leading provider of print and electronic products and information services to the $5.2 trillion global industrial, commercial and residential construction industry.

Previous to McGraw-Hill, Young spent eight years with the Bovis Construction Group, a global leader in the management of high-profile construction projects. In 1994, he was appointed president of the newly created Bovis Management Systems (BMS), serving the construction and project management needs of private and public sector clients nationally and globally, ultimately active in more than 17 countries.

Norbert is a registered architect and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Other professional affiliations include the Construction Users Roundtable, the Urban Land Institute, and the Construction Specification Institute. In addition, Young has served a trustee of the National Building Museum; chairman of the board of regents of the American Architectural Foundation, and the Associated General Contractors of America Private Industry Advisory Board. He holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2005 he received the AIA's Edward C. Kemper Award for outstanding service to the profession. In 2008 he was elected to the National Academy of Construction. In 2007 the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada designated him an Honorary Fellow, and the American Society of Civil Engineers awarded him the prestigious Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell welcomed the insights and experience Young brings to Newforma. "Norbert's knowledge of the construction market, professional standing as an industry thought leader and extensive experience in the many facets of the AEC industry will all be tremendous assets to Newforma. Whether we're developing new products, entering new markets or connecting the project information needs of architects, engineers, construction firms and owners, Norbert will contribute valuable knowledge and ideas," Howell said.

About Newforma

Newforma is a project information management (PIM) software company connecting architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations worldwide. The Newforma PIM solution, anchored by the industry-proven Newforma® Project Center software, helps AEC firms organize and share project information, drive accountability, raise transparency and streamline project delivery processes, including those surrounding building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD), contract management and more. Newforma Project Center is currently being used by industry-leading AEC firms to manage information on more than 445,000 projects. For more information about Newforma, visit, read the Newforma Blog, join the Newforma Network at LinkedIn, follow Newforma on Twitter, visit our user community at, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

(C) 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.

Contact Information


Keyword Cloud

View Website