AEC/O Practitioners to Discuss PIM Best Practices at Newforma User Conference

MANCHESTER, NH -- (Marketwire) -- Jun 27, 2012 -- Newforma®, a project information management ( PIM) software company improving building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced an impressive speaker lineup at its second annual user conference, Nugget 2012, to be held September 17-19 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Practitioners from AEC/O firms of every size including Affiliated Engineers, Inc., BOND, GSBS Architects, Grunley Construction, HTNB, Haskell, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, LMN Architects, LPA, John Moriarty & Associates, PageSoutherlandPage, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc., Perkins+Will, SHW Group, and Skender Construction, will present best practices for PIM and participate in panel discussions at the event.

Mirroring Newforma's focus on helping all members of AEC/O project teams connect and share information, Nugget 2012 offers conference tracks designed to provide valuable information on best practices in PIM from the unique perspective of each audience -- architects and engineers involved in the design phase of a project; general contractors, construction managers, design-build companies, and specialty subcontractors involved in the construction phase; and owners managing new building construction. Additionally, the conference offers a technical track for Newforma administrators and a hands-on lab for those who prefer to learn by doing.

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The Design Track at Nugget 2012

The Design Track offers sessions with speakers from Affiliated Engineering, GSBS Architects, HOK, LMN Architects, LPA, PageSoutherlandPage, Parkhill Smith & Cooper, Perkins + Will, SHW Group, and The Wantman Group for architects and engineers to learn best practices for PIM as it relates to managing project email, transmittals, design review, submittals, document control, construction administration and more. Newforma will also provide tutorials on how to leverage the latest features in the Newforma Design Suite as well as Newforma Project Analyzer, the company's financial and resource management solution; all valuable information practitioners will be able to use immediately in their day-to-day work.

The Construction Track at Nugget 2012

The Construction Track offers sessions that will explore PIM best practices in the various stages of construction from preconstruction to project management to field management. Speakers from BOND, Grunley Construction, Haskell, John Moriarty & Associates, and Skender Construction will address MEP coordination, submittals management, contract management, punch list, managing project information in the field and more, all from a construction phase perspective.

The Technical Track at Nugget 2012

The Technical Track offers sessions specifically designed to address the needs of Newforma administrators. These sessions include deep dives into core product features such as indexing and email as well as sessions designed to discuss upgrade planning and implementation, how to leverage virtual private cloud technologies to maximize Newforma performance, best practices to drive user adoption and more. There is also a session on the exciting new Newforma to Newforma technology to help administrators understand how to provide seamless information sharing with full transparency for trusted partners.

The Hands-On Lab at Nugget 2012

The Hands-On Lab offers customers a unique opportunity to use Newforma products in a lab setting to explore new features in the Newforma Design Suite, the Newforma Construction Suite, the Newforma Owner Suite and Newforma Project Analyzer.

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said, "Newforma's intention from day one has been to provide a comprehensive solution that helps every member of a project team to share and manage project information more effectively to improve project delivery. We are excited to invite all of our customers from across the industry to participate at Nugget2012 to share and learn best practices. The three tracks combined with a hands-on lab with our product experts will provide every attendee with valuable content in a conference setting that is immediately relevant and useful for their firms. We're also looking forward to giving everyone the opportunity to network with their professional colleagues, to explore new and improved ways to connect and share project information for the betterment of their projects and their firms."

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Nugget 2012 is sponsored by Knowledge Architecture and SmartSoftware.

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About Newforma

Newforma develops and markets project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma's is the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect firms to each other, to their project information, to their processes, and to remote team members, all for the purpose of more successful project delivery. Firms in the Newforma Project Network are using Newforma software to manage information on more than 830,000 projects, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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