Case Study

Architecttura Inc. Architects

Efficiently Manage Project Design and Construction Administration

Architecttura Inc. Architects

Project:

St. Clair College, Sports Park

Company Overview

Architecttura is a multidisciplinary practice based in Windsor, Ontario specializing in architecture, engineering, interiors, urban planning, construction management, lifecycle management, and parametric design. For many small practices, employees find themselves wearing many different hats, which is the case for Joe Russo, who is responsible for ensuring all staff has the necessary resources available to help the team deliver projects successfully. Architecttura was looking for a solution that would efficiently manage all aspects of their projects – design, construction documents, CA – in one place for all team members. "As a smaller firm, I was always looking for a solution that would enable us to efficiently manage our projects, from both a design and construction administration standpoint. We used an array of products – Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and AutoCAD – throughout the project. But this data was not coordinated; we needed it in one hared place, which we now get with Newforma Project Center. The fact that we’re able to centralize all project records and have quick and easy access is invaluable."

Why Newforma Project Center

Easily Manage Project Email

“One of the main goals of upper management was to be able to handle emails better. With Newforma Project Center, we’re able to relate information within emails to specific projects, which helps saves time when we’re searching for information.”

Centralized Project Information for Quick Access

“We needed a solution that could be a single point of reference for all past or completed projects because we need specific references for a relevant building type on a current project. Additionally, we needed a centralized place where all that administration could reside, from addendums to RFIs to site instructions to change orders to submittal processing. Newforma was the most comprehensive in being able to manage all that information.”

Softball field at St. Claire College in Windsor, Ontario

Consolidate Technology Stack

“Previously, we were using Citrix ShareFile to share large files with consultants, contractors, and owners. Finding out that Info Exchange could do this and more made it all better. We wound up dropping some pieces of software because Newforma Project Center was able to give us those functions.”

Customizable Form Letters

“We’re able to save time utilizing Newforma Project Center’s customizable form letter feature. For example, at the beginning of a project, we’re able to easily drop information into a template instead of typing up the same information each time and having to do the mail merge process.”

"As a smaller firm, I was always looking for a solution that would enable us to efficiently manage our projects, from both a design and construction administration standpoint. We used an array of products – Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and AutoCAD – throughout the project. But this data was not coordinated; we needed it in one shared place, which we now get with Newforma Project Center. The fact that we’re able to centralize all project records and have quick and easy access is invaluable."
Joe Russo, Project/IT Coordinator