May 19, 2024

Design Matters: Structural Design for Apartment Buildings

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Structural Design for Apartments: Navigating Trends and Challenges in Utah and Idaho Both Utah and Idaho face significant housing shortages, with Utah estimated to reach a gap of over 37,000 units statewide this year. Similarly, Idaho’s rapid population growth, combined with high land prices and rising construction costs, has led to a surge in demand […]

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Nov 17, 2022

Project Spotlight: The Iris Apartments

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The Iris Apartments is a seven-story, podium style apartment building located in the heart of Salt Lake City at 440 West and 400 North. It features five stories of wood-framed apartment units built on a three-level concrete parking structure, with one level of parking below ground. One of the biggest design challenges encountered by FOCUS […]

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