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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Project Spotlight: Rosecrest East

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Set in the rolling foothills of Herriman, the Rosecrest master community is made up of neighborhoods with access to open areas, trail systems, retail and office spaces, schools, churches, and commercial areas. Since 1999 over 2,500 acres have been developed for residences ranging from townhome neighborhoods to multi-million-dollar single-family homes.  FOCUS land planners, engineers, and […]

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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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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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Design Matters: What is Construction Staking?

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From The Ground Up Construction Staking Services at FOCUS Engineering & Surveying There are many critical steps of the building process that can easily slip under the radar. Construction staking is the best way to ensure construction work is performed accurately according to project specifications—from the ground up. Anytime you determine a boundary, you need […]

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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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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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Project Spotlight: Coyote Ridge

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Coyote Ridge is a mixed-use residential development in the rapidly growing area along US-40. Working with Jason Wallace of the ICO Companies, a group of businesses focused on commercial and multi-family real estate in Utah, FOCUS was hired to provide detailed drawings and elevations for 24 townhomes.  Project Manager Tui Siliva and his team managed […]

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Project Spotlight: Wild Blossom Boulevard Improvements

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To accommodate recent growth in the area, FOCUS worked with Saratoga Springs City to design a traffic signal and a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk beacon (HAWK) signal along Wild Blossom Boulevard. The boulevard intersects with busy Mountain View Corridor.  Drawing on our significant experience designing traffic signal systems, FOCUS transportation engineers designed a full traffic signal […]

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