Denver company helping build fire-resistant housing

DENVER – A local company is helping stop residential fires before they even start.

Denver-based Prescient uses a patented steel-structure system in new builds of multi-family housing, assisted-living communities and hotels. The technology is also being utilized in college- and military-dormitory housing.

The steel frames are non-combustible and fire resistant, while traditional wood frames are often the first material that’s ignited in-home fires. Wood frames are also the most likely contributor to spreading the flames.

The company says its structure system costs only a fraction of wood, steel and concrete. It also only takes a fraction of the time to install.

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