New construction techniques used for student housing near USF

When a developer approached Tampa-based CBG Building Co. with plans for a six-story off-campus dormitory to house students attending the University of South Florida, the finish date was all but impossible to meet — at least using typical construction techniques.

But Chris Hirst, vice president of construction for CBG, had an alternative plan for the dorm. He decided to go with a faster building technique — a 3D computer design system developed by Denver-based Prescient Co., Inc.. The patented technology and manufacturing company designs, then pre-constructs segments of the building, shipping them to the construction site for installation.

Read the full article from the Tampa Tribune.