Prescient Announces Completion of The Apartment Homes at Kelmscott Park, Built by its Revolutionary Technology Platform

Establishes Prescient Foothold in Chicago Area

DURHAM, N.C., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prescient, a fully integrated BIM design and building platform that dramatically reduces the time and cost of constructing multi-unit housing using a proprietary modular construction system, today announced the completion of The Apartment Homes at Kelmscott Park, a premier luxury community in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Located steps from downtown Lake Forest, The Apartment Homes at Kelmscott Park boasts 160,383 square feet spread across three buildings, featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. Residents have begun to move in and the complex is still accepting applications from prospective occupants. Each unit features open floor plans with condo-quality finishes that will overlook private gardens and parks designed and implemented by Mariani Landscape.

Prescient was commissioned for the project by Focus Development, a Chicago-based firm that specializes in multifamily and mixed-use projects, and worked alongside the Chicago-based architectural firm, Booth Hansen, and Focus Construction, the construction arm of Focus Development.

“We were very pleased to complete this project that we believe embodies our vision for the future of housing,” said Satyen Patel, Executive Chairman, Prescient. “It is becoming clear that Prescient has become the partner of choice for developers, architects and contractors because our proprietary modular construction system and technology thread enables projects to be finished within budget and ahead of schedule. We are excited to bring more buildings to the Chicago area in the near future.”

Prescient’s current project development pipeline exceeds 10 million square feet, which equals more than $300 million for delivery in 2018 and 2019. Prescient receives requests for proposals of more than 1.5 million square feet per week. As a result, Prescient recently doubled the size of its Colorado manufacturing facility and brought a second plant online in North Carolina in July 2017.

About Prescient

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 developers, 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 & design with manufacturing & installation.

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.

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

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About Focus

Focus is a premier developer, general contractor, and consultant. While located in Chicago, we specialize in multifamily and mixed-use projects around the Chicagoland area as well as downtown. Since our inception in 1993, we have worked diligently to identify, meet, and exceed our clients’ expectations. We take pride in our superior craftsmanship, uncompromising service, and deep appreciation for quality architecture.


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