Our projects in "Surveying Services" category

Mountain View Corridor Survey

In between Mountain View Corridor and subdivision developments to the east is an existing utility corridor that includes pipe, fiber optic, power and sewer lines, as well as storm drain pipes and a large detention pond facility. The utility companies had multiple easements, agreements, and fee titles to their property to facilitate the utilities. FOCUS utilized information available from the County Recorder, Surveyor’s Office, Utah Department of Transportation, and a current title report to locate visible evidence of the existing utilities. FOCUS plotted the recorded information and descriptions of all easements, agreements and deeds. This included showing the easements in relation to the actual utility locations with surveyors’ notes on the title report exceptions.

Center Street & Wasatch Street

FOCUS was asked by Midvale City to provide survey, landscape, and roadway improvements along two major roads within the city limits – Center Street and Wasatch Street. For both roadways, our team of surveyors, landscape architects, and roadway engineers worked very closely on the gathering of survey information, design of roadway improvements, and landscape to enhance the aesthetics along these roads. The right-of-way along Center Street and Wasatch Street was researched and established and the proposed design was all maintained within these right-of-way limits. We held weekly progress meetings to ensure the project was progressing and staying on schedule, and coordinated with the city on specific landscaping details to meet the goals of this project.

Jones Ranch Survey

FOCUS prepared a boundary, topography, and infrastructure survey for the 592-acre master planned development in West Jordan known as Jones Ranch. This is included topography using drone technology to capture aerial imagery for the entire site. As part of the Jones Ranch development the client is working with West Jordan City to provide a 4 MG water tank, pump station, and transmission lines. FOCUS provided the utility and infrastructure mapping, as well as the topography for the tank site, pumpstation site, and transmission line corridors.

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.

Century Pinnacles Park

Century Pinnacles Park is a six-acre, public open space designed in conjunction with the Century Pinnacles subdivision in Eagle Mountain. The park boasts a core area of play elements and site furnishings organized in a compelling radial design. There are four secondary elements surrounding a large focal playground structure, including a pavilion, restroom, swingset, and zipline. Each element is intentionally placed in a way that compliments the radial pattern. These secondary elements are bordered by turf sod and formal shrub beds to create rhythm in the design and visual interest. As with many creative works, the initial park design was developed through a collaborative process using pens and trace paper and refinded over several months into the the final park design we have today. One challenge of this project was implementing the stormwater management system in a way that would be both functional and attractive. FOCUS also designed a comprehensive irrigation plan for the park.

Jones Ranch Drainage Plan

As part of Jones Ranch, a 592-acre master planned community located in West Jordan, FOCUS has been working hand in hand with West Jordan City public works and engineering to provide a conceptual drainage plan for the area. Jones Ranch is bisected east and west by approximately 1.8 miles of Barney’s Creek. FOCUS has worked with the city to provide a conceptual drainage design for the master planned development that includes some re-construction of Barney’s Creek, adding regional detention ponds, upgrading an existing regional pond to handle additional capacity, and coordination with state and county officials.

Challenger School

Challenger School tasked FOCUS with the survey and site civil engineering work for its 7.5-acre campus in Sandy, Utah. This included roadway design for UDOT along 700 East, and full site design, including circulation plans for student drop off, playground and field grading, utility design (storm drain, sewer, water, power, and gas), parking lot design, and sidewalk routing. The site’s significant slope, which falls 10 feet from east to west, presented challenges with storm water retention and ADA accessibility. The storm water outlet on 700 East was higher than the campus, so all storm water had to be retained on site. FOCUS utilized an underground storm water retention system to maximize the location of the building and playground. To ensure ADA accessibility, FOCUS designed an additional ramp to deal with the steep grade, and a raised, tabletop speedbump to maintain the sidewalk as an accessible route and to slow down traffic.

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.

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.