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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May 12, 2024

Meet Eliot Kang, Structural Engineering

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Eliot Kang joined our Structural Engineering department as an intern in late 2019. Initially drawn to architecture, his passion for math ultimately guided him towards a career in structural engineering. Since joining the team, Eliot has distinguished himself not only through his technical expertise but also in his exceptional communication skills and commitment to client […]

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May 6, 2024

Project Spotlight: Kiln Provo

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Celebrating Structural Ingenuity: Kiln Provo’s Architectural Triumph In September 2023, Kiln Provo opened its doors, showcasing an impressive two-story, 38,500 square foot coworking space. This award-winning project, a collaboration between MiNT Architecture and FOCUS as the structural engineer, marks a milestone as the first flex-office space designed and built from the ground up. Excellence in […]

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Mar 11, 2024

FOCUS Employee Promotions: February 2024

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Congratulations to our FOCUS January Promotion! Every promotion is a badge of pride for FOCUS as a whole—we’re thrilled to have such an inspiring team. We do our best work when we push each other to excel, so to our most recent promotions: thank you! Wade Edwards | Designer 2 | Structural Matthew Hakes | […]

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Mar 7, 2024

Kiln Provo Wins Annual Award

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Celebrating Excellence: Kiln Provo’s Achievement Kiln Provo, which FOCUS worked on as Structural Engineer, has won the “Most Outstanding Private Project Under $10 Million” award from Utah Construction & Design Magazine (UC&D). Project Overview: A Testament to Collaboration Opened in September of last year, this project was a proud feat of architectural and structural collaboration. […]

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Dec 5, 2023

The Benefits of Podium-Style Buildings

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Utah Developers and Contractors Turn to Efficient Structural Design for Multi-story Mixed-use Buildings As the urban landscape evolves to suit metropolitan living, podium-style buildings meet the increasing demand for multi-story mixed-use structures. Driven by soaring land and construction material prices, podium buildings offer a pragmatic and cost-effective alternative. FOCUS structural engineers Akhil Konegari and Craig […]

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Nov 14, 2023

Meet Matt Hakes, P.E.

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A testament to his dedication and passion, Matt Hakes, P.E., transitioned from Engineer in Training to a licensed professional engineer at FOCUS, following several years in another engineering firm. He acquired his professional licensure in 2018 and now proudly holds credentials in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. In his pivotal role in the structural department, […]

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Nov 13, 2023

Partner Profile: Woodside Homes

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FOCUS Engineering & Surveying and Woodside Homes: A Partnership Rooted in Quality and Sustainability At FOCUS Engineering & Surveying, we pride ourselves on forming strategic partnerships that align with our core values and commitment to excellence. One such partnership that stands out is our collaboration with Woodside Homes, a premier home builder known for their […]

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Nov 13, 2023

Project Spotlight: Salt Point Townhomes

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Salt Point Townhomes: A Model of Townhome Structural Engineering Nestled in West Haven, Utah, the Salt Point Townhomes stand as a prime example of townhome structural engineering done right. Woodside Homes partnered with FOCUS Engineering & Surveying to deliver a residential development that promises both style and stability. Engineering for Durability The development includes a […]

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Dec 16, 2022

Design Matters: CAD Services’ QAQC Process

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Design Matters: CAD QA/QC Review Process Every aspect of construction begins with the design—that’s what makes accurate and detailed drawings and plans so important. Surveyors, contractors, city reviewers, and owners rely on the information they find in our drawings. To ensure it was producing the highest quality plans and drawings for its clients, the FOCUS […]

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