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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In FOCUS: Sarah Stringham, Intern | Land Planning

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Through the FOCUS Internship Program, we are introduced to enthusiastic and talented students who will one day be leaders in our industry—and possibly our company. Some college students learn of FOCUS through a career fair or a job posting while others find us by word of mouth. The latter is how Sarah Stringham found the […]

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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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In FOCUS: Cody Adair, CAD Designer | CAD Services

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From the time he first began working with CAD programs in junior high, Cody Adair knew what he wanted to do for a career. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology he continued using CAD programs and came to marvel at the capability of viewing the smallest of details to hundreds or more acres.  […]

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Project Spotlight: Hidden Oaks

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Client: Ivory Development and Perry Development  Location: Herriman, Utah Project Duration: 2017–Present Services: Site Civil Design, Transportation, Land Planning, Landscape and Irrigation, Surveying, Construction Staking   Hidden Oaks is a master-planned community adjacent to Butterfield Canyon comprised of 823 homes. FOCUS was involved with the master planning, which included the realignment of Butterfield Creek, and […]

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Project Spotlight: Sommer Sports Complex

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Perhaps one of the few things growing faster than the population of Herriman is the number of amateur and competitive sport teams that train and compete throughout the region. Programs provide training and development for players that run all year long; finding facilities to accommodate these activities is always at a premium. When completed, the […]

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In FOCUS: Anthony Musimbi, CAD Designer | CAD Services

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After graduating from college in Fall 2020, Anthony spent a lot of time on job search platforms looking for positions he was interested in and qualified for. He came across a CAD Designer position posted by FOCUS and applied. After interviewing, Anthony was enticed by the people and culture of the firm as well as […]

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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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FOCUS Adds Associate Program and First Two Associates

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The leadership team at FOCUS continues to evolve and grow with the recent promotions of Travis Benson and Trenton Smith to firm associates. As the first two associates in the new program, these promotions recognize the commitment to learning and leadership that both possess.  Trenton Smith joined FOCUS in 2014. He led the Construction Staking […]

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