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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The Benefits of Podium-Style Buildings

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Utah Developers and Contractors Turn to Efficient Structural Design for Mixed-Use and Multifamily Buildings As the price of land continues to go up alongside construction materials costs, podium-style buildings are becoming more commonplace in the residential construction market. Podium buildings—also known as platform or pedestal—comprise multiple stories of light-frame wood construction over one or two […]

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Project Spotlight: State Route 87 Intersection Improvements Concept Study

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Client: Utah Department of Transportation Location: Talmage, UT Project Duration: June 2021 Services: Transportation engineering Utah State Route 87 (SR-87) spans 37 miles and connects communities in Duchesne County. A county road intersecting SR-87 at Mile Post 7.6 services a landfill and oil refinery. Large trucks regularly turning off SR-87 onto the county road were […]

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Partner Profile: Wasatch Residential Group

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Since 2014, Wasatch Residential Group (WRG) has developed and acquired thousands of multi-family units in communities throughout the Intermountain West. The company provides comprehensive development, construction, asset management, and financing/equity services for apartment projects. Their committed professionals have decades of experience, and they enjoy working with cities, architects, and engineers to design and construct large […]

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Partner Profile: Highland Group

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Highland Group was formed in 1986 between owners Tim Furner and Tim Wyatt. Around 4,000 one-of-a-kind homes have been created by the team, fondly known as Tim and Tim by clients and colleagues, between then and 2019, at Tim Wyatt’s passing. The firm perfectly curates each home to the unique visions and particular wishes of […]

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