Uncommon Fort Collins — Built with the Revolutionary Prescient Technology Platform — Opens at Colorado State University

North Carolina-based construction technology company debuts seventh student housing project with 114,000-square-foot building near the CSU campus


Durham, Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DURHAM, N.C. — Sept. 8, 2017 —Prescient, a fully integrated BIM design and building technology platform, announced today the completion of Uncommon Fort Collins, a student housing project in the heart of downtown Fort Collins, Colorado.

The project features 120 furnished and unfurnished apartment homes, with studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units available as well as on-site, ground floor retail options. Located at 302 S. College Ave., the six-floor, 114,000-square-foot project also features a fitness room (complete with weights, cardio equipment, a ski simulator and a rock climbing wall), two outdoor courtyards, a lounge and a business center. Additionally, each unit includes euro-style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, designer bathrooms with subway tile and glass showers, living room TVs, track lighting, hardwood-style floors and custom window treatments. The complex also offers secure underground parking, outdoor grills and a bike room for residents, including repair and cleaning stations as well as storage areas for ski or snowboarding equipment.

Uncommon Fort Collins is owned by CA Student Living and contracted by Dohn Construction. OZ Architecture completed the project’s design and construction in time to welcome students for the 2017-18 academic year.  This is Prescient’s second student living project for CA Student Living.  The first one was Uncommon Tampa at USF.

“Student housing projects have strict move-in deadlines coupled with expensive penalties if those deadlines are not met,” said JJ Smith, president of CA Student Living and principal of CA Ventures. “The Prescient solution not only allowed us to meet aggressive deadlines by trimming weeks off the schedule required for other building materials, it was cost-effective and allowed us to deliver a truly showcase student housing project to CSU.”

Prescient’s unique Digital Thread optimizes the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry with a seamless process, incorporating a combination of standardized, pre-assembled steel posts, trusses and panels that are custom-manufactured using the company’s proprietary design software. The system is a superior option for multi-unit projects like Uncommon Fort Collins because it is non-combustible, minimizes disruption in the areas surrounding the construction zone and reduces the need for rework, helping project owners reduce both timelines and budgets.

“With the completion of our seventh student housing project, it’s becoming clear the Prescient system can deliver on time and on budget when days matter. Student move-in days are non-negotiable, and our system removes many obstacles that can cause on-site delays, making us an ideal student housing solution,” said Satyen Patel, Prescient’s executive chairman.

This project is the seventh student housing endeavor utilizing Prescient platform technology, following OU Cross Village in Norman, Oklahoma, The Corner at West Campus in Austin, Texas, Kansas University Central District Residence Hall and Kansas University Central District Apartments in Lawrence, Kansas, Uncommon Tampa on the University of South Florida's campus in Tampa Bay, Florida and Colorado Christian University Residence Hall in Lakewood, Colorado. For more information on Prescient projects, please visit http://www.prescientco.com/projects/.

About Prescient

Established in 2012, Prescient is aiming for nothing less than a revolution in the way buildings take shape through new levels of cost efficiency, environmental sustainability and quality of outcome for all participants. Prescient’s platform ensures buildings perform better, cost less and take less time to build by employing a Digital Thread for leading-edge integrated manufacturing.

Digital Thread. The foundation for Prescient’s revolution is a standardized light gauge framing system that utilizes proprietary software applications which create a design and construction platform. Our Thread connects projects from the initial architectural design through the finished building. The Prescient Digital Thread is based on a model-centric design and planning platform that liberates project stakeholders to plan better and execute better. As a result, a project is no longer a series of isolated steps with familiar breakdowns and gaps. Instead, it becomes an orderly progression through a repeatable flow, connecting developer, designers, suppliers and contractors at every step. This seamless approach means higher productivity, higher quality, fewer last-minute conflicts on site, less waste, shorter schedules and a better ROI.

Integrated Manufacturing. Prescient uses precision manufacturing technology including robotics, laser cutting systems and state-of-the-art numerically controlled flexible manufacturing systems to deliver buildings with very tight tolerances, comparable to the automotive industry. Prescient’s Digital Thread integrates planning and design with manufacturing and installation.

We are Prescient. And we’re rebuilding construction from the ground up.

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