Completed Projects

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SR-87 & County Road

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 constrained by an existing power pole on the intersection corner, forcing the trucks to make a very wide turn and drive into the oncoming traffic lane.

Chloe’s Pointe

Chloe’s Pointe is a 114-unit apartment community located in downtown Ogden. The four-story building offers one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 697 to 1000 square feet. Amenities include a common area and interior patio, balconies, fitness center, and parking. FOCUS was tasked with completing the structural design of the 104,000 square-foot structure in seven weeks. Engineers coordinated with the architect to address fire rating requirements for the wood-framed building as well as design the load path sequence for all structural elements. The long rectangular complex features unique roof eyebrows, which cantilever out from the building below the parapet.

Wood Hollow Estates

The project site’s steep slope and location adjacent to U-111 posed some unique challenges. FOCUS worked closely with the developer to provide precise grading and specific lot drainage to meet its requirements and desired functionality for the various home plans. This included the design of several retaining walls, which required substantial coordination with UDOT due to their proximity to U-111. With no outfall location for storm water, FOCUS designed the site to retain all storm water. Water pressure on the site was extremely low, so finished grades were designed to meet state’s water pressure requirements. This required the top of a hill to be cut down to achieve the minimum water pressure. FOCUS also worked closely with UDOT on improvements to the intersection at 6200 South and U-111, including modifications to the signal system and nearly 2000 feet of new acceleration and deceleration lanes to safely manage traffic going in and out of the development.

Hidden Ridge

FOCUS was hired to design the load path sequence for all structural elements from the roof down to the footing system and foundation, as well as retaining walls. Drag struts were designed to resist the effects of seismic loads and proper load path at the transition between the three- and four-story portions. Other load-bearing elements for the wood-framed structure include wood joists and shear walls.

Stewart Retail

Located on University Parkway in Orem, the new retail building will include five retail units. FOCUS provided structural design services for the retail addition. The center’s unique roof framing includes a tower with windows on all four sides and a large elevated arched roof section. The materials and treatments were designed to match nearby existing structures along this busy commercial corridor.


As FOCUS engineers developed the storm drain and flood control master plan for the community, they recognized the soils would prove challenging for locating septic tanks. FOCUS worked with Eagle Mountain City to address drainage requirements while configuring the best project layout to meet ordinances. By collaborating closely with the geotechnical engineer to identify site-specific conditions, lot layouts were adjusted to meet local and State Health code requirements.


Located just north of the I-15 9000 South exit, Arcadia Apartments offers easy access to the interstate, shops and restaurants. The developer, Wasatch Residential Group, used a loan originated by the Utah Housing Coalition to fund the construction. The affordable housing community features two, five-story apartment buildings with modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. The buildings are wrapped around a seven-story parking structure. Amenities include a community courtyard, picnic area, fitness center, and swimming pool. With a project site that sloped approximately 25 feet from east to west, FOCUS worked collaboratively with the architect to step the large building footprints down the slope. The finish floor elevation of the west building is set a little below grade on the east site, putting the building several feet above grade on the west side. For the east structure, FOCUS designed the building with an entire floor stepping from east to west, so the west end is a full story below the east end of the building. The innovative design approach met the demands of unique site conditions.

Affinity 56

FOCUS provided full civil design spread over four phases. Engineers retrofitted a clubhouse and pool to an already approved set of drawings and advanced the changes through design and approval in under a month. While accessibility requirements for multifamily properties proved challenging due to the slope of the site, FOCUS engineers relied on their extensive experience to ensure stress-free design approvals. The community boasts hotel-grade amenities, including Utah’s first lazy river, a resort-inspired pool and spa, two clubhouses, multiple playgrounds, outdoor lounge areas, a resident garden, and a large clubhouse.

Holbrook Industrial

One of the main challenges for the team was creating a design solution that complemented the proposed and existing developments in the site. Another key issue was placement of the large industrial buildings. FOCUS designed for minimal impacts to existing site conditions while providing easy maneuvering of trucks to get from public roadways to docks safely. We closely coordinated the placement of buildings, paths of egress, and drive aisles with the location of site utilities.