Newforma for construction administration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

Newforma for construction administration

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Newforma Project Center

Newforma has been instrumental in the construction administration phase for architectural projects in all of the firms I have worked for both nationally and internationally. It is a primary tool for our construction administration team during the construction of a project and assists in contractor-architect communications including RFI's and submittals. With Newforma, there is a clear line of communication that allows us, as the architect, to communicate our design intent clearly and review any shop drawings that may deviate from the original design intent. It is also a great tool for project management in terms of filing and keeping track of model transmissions.
  • Construction administration.
  • Document filing.
  • File downloads.
  • User-interface.
  • Faster construction timelines.
  • Tracking of information.
I do not know of any competitive products with Newforma. I believe they have cornered the market with this.
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.

Do you think Newforma Project Center delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Newforma Project Center's feature set?

Yes

Did Newforma Project Center live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Newforma Project Center go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Newforma Project Center again?

Yes

Newforma is ideal for architects who are continuously working with contractors during construction projects. Receiving the RFI's and submittals digitally saves trips to the site which are sometimes located far away. It is ideal for large scale projects with long construction timelines and multiple parties involved. It is likely not ideal for simple projects such as small residential houses or anything below 10,000 square feet.

Newforma Project Center Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
5
Plan markups & sharing
3
Document sharing
7
Issue tracking & punchlists
6
Photo documentation
4
Jobsite reports
7
RFI tools
9
Collaboration & approvals
8
As-built drawings
5
Mobile app
Not Rated
Submittal design and management
9
Takeoff tools
Not Rated
Job costing
Not Rated
Cost databases
Not Rated
Cost calculator
Not Rated
Bid creation
Not Rated