Will the use of BIM (building information modeling) processes continue to pick up on hotel, luxury apartment, affordable senior residence, and military facility projects in the year ahead? One new project is using technology to save costs and improve the construction schedule.
Prescient, www.prescientco.com, Denver, Colo., a software design and structural system manufacturing company, is adding hotels to the list of building projects using its design, engineering, and construction platform.
One example of this expansion is the Hyatt House at Belmar, a new hotel in Lakewood, Colo., to adopt the software.
The 135-room, 96,000-sq.ft., Hyatt House at Belmar will include a podium-level and five stories using the Prescient structure, as well as amenity spaces on the first floor for a pool, workout room, and large gathering spaces. The Hyatt House at Belmar is scheduled to open in early 2016.
Prescient’s structural system and proprietary modeling software provide a construction solution for various multiunit buildings up to 12 stories. The system provides as much as 35% cost savings over traditional building materials and can reduce the structural core construction schedule by up to 50%, enabling significant reduction in overall construction.
The technology company continues to add both commercial and residential customers to its growing list of building types constructed using the system, including hotels, luxury apartments, affordable senior residences, military facilities, and more.
John Vanker, president and founder, Prescient, says the company is in a rapid growth period right now with interest coming in across the nation from developers, architects, engineers, and construction companies.
While this is one example, technology companies continue to provide new and updated solutions to enable better BIM on projects. This could be the start of big things to come for both residential and commercial construction projects.
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