Our projects in "Construction Staking" category

Holbrook Farms Park

Holbrook Farms Community Park was developed in a collaborative effort with Ivory Development, Playground Consultants, and Lehi City, with the understanding that it will ultimately be dedicated to Lehi City. Several objectives helped drive the design, including the desire to provide a recreational landmark for the community, incorporating trails and recreational connectivity, and the use of non-traditional park landscaping, including native & meadow grass rather than exclusively turf sod. The design of the 33-acre park incorporates a single-direction, looping road to bring park visitors “into” the park and create a more immersive park experience, as well as intentional grading to create vertical interest and recreational opportunities, such as sledding and off-road cycling. FOCUS designed the irrigation plan with water efficiency and intentional storm-water management being of utmost importance.

Utah Military Academy

The Utah Military Academy is a 2-story, 60,000-square-foot school sitting on 6 acres in Lehi, Utah. It is part of the Holbrook Farms master planned community and includes 1,200-linear feet of backbone roadway to provide access and utilities to the site. FOCUS provided boundary and topography survey, civil engineering design of the site, utility and drainage design, as well as the landscape architecture planting and irrigation plans. The site was located in the middle of existing agricultural land that was actively being farmed, which posed the challenge of keeping the farming operation going during development. FOCUS worked closely with the farmer to provide a temporary irrigation system that would function to their standards and allow them to keep farming. The irrigation system design had to work with the proposed site development and avoid conflicts with the proposed utility design. Close coordination between all parties was key to this project’s success.

Wood Hollow Estates

The project site’s steep slope and location adjacent to U-111 posed some unique challenges. FOCUS worked closely with the developer to provide precise grading and specific lot drainage to meet its requirements and desired functionality for the various home plans. This included the design of several retaining walls, which required substantial coordination with UDOT due to their proximity to U-111. With no outfall location for storm water, FOCUS designed the site to retain all storm water. Water pressure on the site was extremely low, so finished grades were designed to meet state’s water pressure requirements. This required the top of a hill to be cut down to achieve the minimum water pressure. FOCUS also worked closely with UDOT on improvements to the intersection at 6200 South and U-111, including modifications to the signal system and nearly 2000 feet of new acceleration and deceleration lanes to safely manage traffic going in and out of the development.

Arrival

As FOCUS engineers developed the storm drain and flood control master plan for the community, they recognized the soils would prove challenging for locating septic tanks. FOCUS worked with Eagle Mountain City to address drainage requirements while configuring the best project layout to meet ordinances. By collaborating closely with the geotechnical engineer to identify site-specific conditions, lot layouts were adjusted to meet local and State Health code requirements.

Arcadia

Located just north of the I-15 9000 South exit, Arcadia Apartments offers easy access to the interstate, shops and restaurants. The developer, Wasatch Residential Group, used a loan originated by the Utah Housing Coalition to fund the construction. The affordable housing community features two, five-story apartment buildings with modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. The buildings are wrapped around a seven-story parking structure. Amenities include a community courtyard, picnic area, fitness center, and swimming pool. With a project site that sloped approximately 25 feet from east to west, FOCUS worked collaboratively with the architect to step the large building footprints down the slope. The finish floor elevation of the west building is set a little below grade on the east site, putting the building several feet above grade on the west side. For the east structure, FOCUS designed the building with an entire floor stepping from east to west, so the west end is a full story below the east end of the building. The innovative design approach met the demands of unique site conditions.

Ivory Ridge

This master-planned community encompasses 366 acres and features a diverse selection of residential product types. Located on the east side of Lehi, Ivory Ridge offers easy access to the freeway and stunning mountain views.

The Addenbrook

This is a multi-family phase of The Highlands Master Plan in West Jordan which contains 170 units. It contains a mixture of twin-homes, town homes and single family lots. This phase was also developed by Peterson Development in partnership with Garbett Homes.

600 Lofts Apartments

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, 600 Lofts brings much-needed housing to a section of the city dominated by car dealerships, surface parking lots, and hotels. The six-story building consists of 274 units in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations that sit above a two-level parking structure. The units are predominantly rented to individuals earning around 60 percent Area Median Income (AMI).

Granite Townhomes

Granite Townhomes are located on the site of the old Granite High School and include 113 three-story townhomes, a clubhouse with pool and spa, and amenity areas built on approximately six acres. The two- and three-bedroom units range from 1350 to 1600 square feet.

Juniper Estates Residential Subdivision

FOCUS provided engineering and survey for this 50-lot residential subdivision, phase 3 of 5. We prepared detailed rough and precise grading plans and created an earthworks spreadsheet to account for the roadway section, utility trenches, basement spoils, and the finish grade minus existing grade.