Today’s major construction projects often involve team members from around the world including building and infrastructure architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms, as well as project owners. One forward-thinking Manchester company is ensuring that the numerous teams and individuals working on AEC projects are connected seamlessly and securely to the work processes and project information they need—and in so doing, they’ve won the “Innovation Rocks!” presented by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development for the month of October.
Newforma, a Manchester, New Hampshire-based company with offices in the UK and Netherlands, was founded in 2003 by a team of seven industry professionals who had decades of experience in software and the AEC field. Their goal: to develop software that architects, engineers, contractors and owners could use to manage project information that has been created by various best-in-class authoring applications and to streamline project process efficiency. The result is the Newforma® Project Information Management (PIM) solution which leverages a company’s existing IT infrastructure, streamlining work processes, improving responsiveness and supporting best practices.
In addition to the core solution, Newforma® Project Center, the firm has created a Newforma® Mobile for mobile web access to project information, as well as a contract and document change management module, a module for project financial and resource management for architectural and engineering project managers and executives, and a module to manage nongraphical information.
“Newforma shows how a relatively young New Hampshire company can have significant market impact,” said New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Chris Way. “It’s only been a little over six years since the First Edition of their Project Center software was put out in limited release, and now Newforma’s software is being used by 49,000 licensed users in 620 companies across 10 countries to manage 650,000 projects. That’s innovation that works.”
For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com.
“Innovation Rocks!” is an initiative sponsored by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development in coordination with Rock 101 (WGIR-FM) to celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of New Hampshire innovators.