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FOCUS Engineering & Surveying Earns UDOT Prequalification As a multi-disciplined engineering firm with access to the expertise and resources of over 85 professionals, FOCUS Engineering & Surveying (FOCUS) has earned the prequalification of five General Engineering Services Pools with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). We have a team of 10 licensed professionals that are […]

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In Focus: Thomas Romney, Partner & Production Manager

In 2007, within a few months of the company’s inception, Thomas Romney joined FOCUS Engineering. At the time, he was a recent engineering graduate of the University of Utah, bringing experience from internships with Stantec and Ward Engineering. Thomas describes the changes within the company during his career over the past 13 plus years. “We’ve […]

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The Importance of Structural Engineering for Multi-Family Housing

Salt Lake City currently has a 35,000-unit housing shortage. The limited supply drives up rental rates and as a result, FOCUS sees new job sites springing up. The increase is due to a number of factors including the rising cost of single-family homes, a demand for new higher density apartments in downtown locations, and above-average […]

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In Focus: Joel Whitmer, Structural Assistant Department Manager

Since joining Focus Engineering in 2016 as a structural project engineer, Joel Whitmer has welcomed every opportunity given him. Initially he was assigned townhome and re-use projects. It wasn’t long before he was creating systems to be more efficient and improve the work. Earlier this year Joel was promoted to Structural Assistant Department Manager. He […]

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Partner Profile: RAW Design

At Focus Engineering, our partnerships with our communities, clients, and consultants is priority. We have found a like-minded firm in RAW Design, a full-service – design through construction administration – architecture design firm located in Salt Lake City. Founded in 2012, the firm’s portfolio consists of designs in Health, Commercial, Arts/Education, Residential, and Tenant Improvements. […]

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Water-Wise Landscaping in Utah

Water-smart Development Benefits the Environment, Developers, and Property Owners Utah’s climate and weather are both delightful and variable. From the deserts to the south to the snowy mountain peaks of the north, we all enjoy our beautiful and colorful surroundings. Our weather, precipitation, and climate impact not only our day to day activities, but also […]

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In Focus: Chad Garner, Land Planner

Chad Garner is one of the lucky few who knew from a young age what his career path would be – a land planner. When he was young, the Daybreak community was being built near his home and he enjoyed watching the empty spaces come to life. He spent his free time looking at maps, […]

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Parks and Open Space: Naturally Beneficial

How Utah Cities, Developers, Landscape Architects, Engineers and Planners can work together to provide these naturally beneficial spaces by Seth Vance, Land Planning Department Manager Since the beginning of the pandemic and social isolation, most people can attest to increased stress and anxiety with fewer options to relieve that stress. The good news is that […]

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Transportation Engineering for New Developments

Ensuring Utah Communities Work for Vehicles and People We often marvel at the many working parts and pieces of development. It literally takes a village to design and construct one! While some may say that’s a lot of bureaucracy, it’s important to remember that the health, safety, and welfare of our families and neighborhoods are […]

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