Design Matters: Developing Mountain Terrain

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What We’ve Learned About Building on Hillsides As available open land in Utah and Idaho valleys becomes scarcer, developers and homeowners are looking to the hills to construct homes. Hillsides are often coveted locations for homeowners because they offer desirable views and can have better access to natural recreation opportunities. For a developer, the potential […]

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Design Matters: Master Planned Communities

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Master Planned Communities: Careful, Purposeful Development Planners, engineers, and landscape architects collaborate for Ideal community designs Bringing a residential neighborhood to life can be relatively simple. A homebuilder buys land, divides it into buildable lots, then builds out the infrastructure like utilities and roads. Homes are built and sold to buyers and the neighborhood may […]

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Partner Profile: Hadco Construction, an Interview with Kendall Page

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FOCUS Engineering & Surveying has many important partners, but Hadco Construction has a special spot on the list. Since 1989, Hadco has been one of Utah’s most experienced, respected, well-equipped heavy civil excavation and site development contractors. Although Hadco was initially rooted in agriculture and irrigation, they have been successfully serving the construction industry for […]

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15 Years of FOCUS

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FOCUS Celebrates 15 Years of Right Team and the Right Clients When founder and general manager Ron Paul first considered owning and managing a business, like any well-intentioned entrepreneur he took stock of his motivations, strengths, and skills. One of the first things Ron recognized about himself was that improvement and creation have always appealed […]

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Design Matters: What is Construction Staking?

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From The Ground Up Construction Staking Services at FOCUS Engineering & Surveying There are many critical steps of the building process that can easily slip under the radar. Construction staking is the best way to ensure construction work is performed accurately according to project specifications—from the ground up. Anytime you determine a boundary, you need […]

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CAD Services at FOCUS Engineering

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An Interview with Jason Barker, CAD Services Department Manager Jason Barker knows CAD. So does his team. With over 45 years of combined Computer-Aided Design (CAD) experience, the FOCUS CAD Services Department offers unmatched drafting support for Utah’s best architects and home designers. CAD helps engineers, architects and construction managers visualize and modify designs three-dimensionally […]

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Partner Profile: JCraft Homes, an Interview with Josh Thorne

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Where “Wow!” Comes Standard Since 2011, JCraft Homes has been designing and building custom homes all across the Wasatch Front. They have successfully completed over 300 custom builds in Utah—many of which were built in collaboration with FOCUS Engineering. If you ask Josh Thorne, founding partner of JCraft Homes, he’ll tell you, “the building industry […]

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Partner Profile: Utah Transit Authority (UTA)

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The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Incorporated in 1970, UTA started with only a few dozen 20-year-old buses while repurposing an old gas station on Beck Street for their first headquarters. UTA is proud to have grown with Utah—supporting the mobility, opportunity, and economic vitality of its […]

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Landscape Enhancements to add Curb Appeal at your HOA Community

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A beautiful, well-maintained landscape can be an important contribution to a homeowner’s association (HOA) community. Landscaping not only improves curb appeal, it can also impact property values and pride of ownership. For many of our developer clients, FOCUS landscape architects and designers work hand in hand with our civil engineering team to shape the landscape […]

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