Monday, July 23, 2012

Our Latest Contract Administration Case Study Comes Directly from the Customer

A new @ARCarchitects' blog post describes how Architectural Resources Cambridge is working “smarter and more efficiently” thanks to Newforma software.

Newforma software lends real power to CAIn “CA, PIM and the Cloud,” Project Manager Ray Paradis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, tells how Newforma software contributes to improved processes for design and construction administration.

Here’s one revealing excerpt:

Newforma allows ARC staff to track and organize all RFIs and Submittals into a report log. It assists with indexing RFIs and submittals and has the function to create a so-called “live log” of all current open items. I find this portion of the software to be invaluable as an audit against the Contractor’s Log of “Outstanding Items” owed by the Architect. When we forward an RFI and submittal for review by one of our consultants, we have the opportunity to attach a due date.  This function is especially helpful for those items deemed “hot” by the Contractor.

And the following excerpt illustrates how one function alone – Newforma Search – can come to the rescue when a consultant requested a year-old phased construction diagram and related correspondence:

I was able to quickly type the word “phasing” in the subject heading and instantly retrieved the email and the entire history including attachments. It was seamless and saved considerable time and effort.

Everyone benefits from reading Newforma case studiesWe recommend “CA, PIM and the Cloud,” and we welcome its author to a distinguished line of Newforma customers who have written about their CA practices:

  • Chris Weatherford, Perkins+Will, and Joseph Najera, Environmental Systems Design:

Converting to Electronic Submittals Management: A Case Study (Rush University Medical Center)

  • Tim Rice, AIA, and Art Haug, AIA, LMN Architects:

Managing Submittals at LMN Architects: Before Newforma Project Center and After

  • Chris Cornell, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, BergerABAM:

PIM puts international project on firm footing

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