Prescient digitizes the design-build process by leveraging technology to link the discrete disciplines of architectural design, engineering, manufacturing and construction. Through our BIM-based design approach we create an efficient, transparent, coordinated and collaborative process in the building of multi-family, senior and student housing, and hospitality projects.
Each project in Prescient’s digital design-build system begins with the company’s robust library of standardized architectural drawings and products. Team members from all disciplines collaborate to make informed decisions before drawings have been finalized to ensure accurate predictability of cost and schedule. The digital thread is firmly in place as the project moves to engineering.
Prescient’s software aligns structural and architectural design to create an exact digital replica of the fully engineered building. Without limiting interior layout flexibility or external design expression, the patented light-gauge metal framing system allows for greater building height than traditional wood. Digital design-build achieves increased efficiencies that mitigate risk and significantly reduce the number of costly change orders.
Manufacturing picks up the digital thread as specifications are systematically communicated from CAD to CAM. Recycled galvanized steel coil is cold-formed into uniform and exact standardized components. Each is precision-welded with tolerances of 1/32 of an inch and coded with its structural location for maximum productivity and just-in-time delivery to the building site.
A Prescient structure is assembled — not built. Working at rates of up to 25,000 square feet per week with only 36 workers, all tested components are assembled on site exactly as indicated by the digital thread. Compliance is assured and trade work can begin as each floor is finalized. Prescient’s digital design-build system transforms time saved into increased speed to market and ROI. It also results in buildings that are non-combustible, seismic friendly, able to withstand high wind velocities in hurricane or tornado regions, and are resistant to mold as well as termites.