Our projects in "Civil Engineering" category

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.

Arrival

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.

Arcadia

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.

Rail Trail Pedestrian Crossing

The historic Rail Trail is an old Union Pacific railroad track that dates back to the 1880s. The 28-mile trail runs from Park City to Echo Reservoir and is used year-round by bikers, hikers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, and fishers.

Ambulatory Surgical Center

Located in the Pleasant Valley Medical Plaza, this two-story 10,943 SF building will house a medical clinic and ambulatory surgical center. When constructed, the exterior elevations will include a mix of materials including glass, metal panels, masonry cladding and brick veneer.

Ivory Ridge

This master-planned community encompasses 366 acres and features a diverse selection of residential product types. Located on the east side of Lehi, Ivory Ridge offers easy access to the freeway and stunning mountain views.

The Addenbrook

This is a multi-family phase of The Highlands Master Plan in West Jordan which contains 170 units. It contains a mixture of twin-homes, town homes and single family lots. This phase was also developed by Peterson Development in partnership with Garbett Homes.

Soleil Lofts

FOCUS provided civil engineering services for this project, which is located on a hillside in Herriman, UT. The biggest challenge on this site was the slope of the terrain. The project slopes approximately 70 feet across the site, so we had to work with the owner and architect to come up with some unique buildings that step down the site. The buildings enter on the first floor on the downhill side, and second floor on the uphill side.