Building Without Wood: Alternatives to Lumber

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Providing Utah’s Developers and Contractors Budget-Friendly Options in a Time of Shortage In the continuing lumber shortage, many designs are turning toward wood alternatives. FOCUS Structural Engineers have found several options, from structural insulated panels and insulated concrete forms (ICF) to structural concrete insulated panels (SCIP) and light gauge metal studs. While the current cost […]

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Congratulations Joel Whitmer | Structural Department Manager

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Standing with Integrity: Structural Engineering Joel Whitmer, PE, has a new role at FOCUS: Structural Department Manager. Joel’s promotion is an essential step in the department’s growth as we continue expanding to serve our long-standing and new clients. Joel focuses on client success and teamwork in his leadership role. In his five years with FOCUS, […]

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Traffic Impact Studies: Improving Utah Growth

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Engineering Safe and Efficient Traffic Flow for Utah Communities When a new development or an expansion to existing real estate is proposed, it is generally assumed that the project will generate additional vehicle trips using public roads. Traffic impact studies (TIS) are becoming more important in determining the extent of these impacts. A credible and […]

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FOCUS: School of Beginnings

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Back to School, FOCUS style As the number of COVID-19 cases decreases and more of us get vaccinated and return to the office, FOCUS has resumed its School of Beginnings. Last year you may have read about the six-month internal education program for new employees as part of our Commitment to Excellence. With school back […]

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New ALTA Land Survey Requirements

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Updated standards help Utah surveyors provide accurate project insights Whether an existing building or new commercial site, FOCUS surveyors know an accurate survey is critical to project success. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide precise information for clients who may be acquiring, selling, or lending in a commercial real estate transaction. Our experience also extends […]

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Design Matters: The Impacts and Challenges of Utah’s Housing Boom

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Civil Engineering for Today’s Residential Development Nationwide, home sales have skyrocketed, particularly because of the pandemic. As more people seek less urban living environments—away from masses of people (particularly those relocating from California to Utah)—our beautiful state has certainly experienced the ripple effects of the housing boom. Throughout the state, developments are changing to meet […]

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Our Company Culture: FOCUSed on Continual Improvement

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Bettering Ourselves, Bettering Our Team, Giving 100% Over its 14-year history, FOCUS has distinguished itself as a firm driven by continual improvement—a passion to consistently deliver better service for our clients and offer a better place to work pushes each of us every day. Becoming the best at customer service doesn’t happen by chance. Rather, […]

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The Ups And Downs of Residential Earthworks

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Grading and Excavation for Homes: Finding the Balance As a successful professional engineering consulting firm, FOCUS has a well-rounded knowledge of all facets of engineering and its accompanying challenges. One such aspect of every engineering project is earthworks, which is the process of evaluating a project’s current topography and soil types then designing the project […]

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Partner Profile: GTM Builders

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An Enduring Reputation Built on a Solid Foundation GTM Builders has been designing and constructing quality homes for an impressive 21 years. During this time, they have focused primarily on single-family homes, with recent growth and focus on multi-family homes. Building everything from starter homes to dream homes, every house they design is not only […]

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Partner Profile: Jarrett Architecture

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Jarrett Architecture has been in business since 2018 and has already amassed a wide range of impressive projects that include full-service architectural design of hotels, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, office core and shell/tenant finishes, retail spaces, multi-family living, gorgeous custom homes, and site planning and massing studies. President Riley Jarrett, AIA, says their […]

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