Our projects in "Single Family" category

Wilde Residence

FOCUS provided full structural plans and calculations for a single-family home in East Canyon Estates. The residence was designed using distinctive design elements including curved study walls and complex steel work. The use of the steel beams brings a defining architectural element to the home. Exposed steel beams support the angled roof of the great room. High above the circular living space is a suspended circular roof supported by the roof above with curved steel beams. The design of curved walls posed a challenge for FOCUS structural engineers. It required unique analysis and detailing of structural members to account for the irregularity.

Gagan Residence

The Highland Group hired FOCUS to provide structural engineering for his new two-story, 10,024 SF custom home. The front entry features a unique staircase design, encircled by a silo-like frame. For this distinctive element, the FOCUS team used curved beams; accurate load calculations were imperative to the design. The custom staircase within was designed with steel stringers to complete the overall design aesthetic, which included other detailed work from FOCUS—custom design corbels, timber truss designs, and exposed timber framing for the house’s deck.

Mirsky Residence

Highland Group is known for their one-of-a-kind residential designs, and FOCUS was privileged to provide structural engineering on this 2-story, 15,424 SF custom home in the Heber area. The residence was framed entirely on site, with a design that required exposed timber rafters on eaves. During this process, high snow loads created numerous unique engineering design challenges. A significant amount of builder and architect interaction was necessary to achieve ideal and workable detailing solutions. To help the homeowner’s vision come to life and to circumnavigate how the high snow loads prevented the home’s interior framing from lining up perfectly with the exposed rafters, we stayed organized and accommodated the changing site conditions. By communicating easily-understood adjustments and framing to the framers, we obtained a structurally sound and impressive result.

2100 North Right Of Way

As part of the overall growth in Lehi, FOCUS worked with Lehi City and UDOT to research, survey, and design the existing and new-right-of way along 2100 North (SR 193) to accommodate the widening of 2100 North to add right-turn lanes and bike lanes. FOCUS’ survey crews were able to determine the existing right-of-way and write descriptions for the new right-of-way. Working closely with UDOT, we were able to provide the appropriate documents and get them recorded through the county for official filing. This project stretched over three miles along 2100 North where we surveyed the entire length of 2100 North on both the eastbound and westbound lanes and determined the right-of-way. There were also multiple existing accesses along 2100 North that we worked closely with UDOT to officially close these accesses to obtain the required access spacing to make 2100 North the ultimate roadway classification from UDOT.

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.


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.

Cooper Residence

This two-story, single-family residence is located on a large, sloped site near numerous canyons and trailheads. The 10,860 SF home features a walkout basement, indoor sports court, and rooftop patios. The homeowners enjoy large, mature trees and a creek that runs through the property.

Juniper Estates Residential Subdivision

FOCUS provided engineering and survey for this 50-lot residential subdivision, phase 3 of 5. We prepared detailed rough and precise grading plans and created an earthworks spreadsheet to account for the roadway section, utility trenches, basement spoils, and the finish grade minus existing grade.

Lang Residence

The Lang residence consisted of a floor truss system, an open floor plan, and a 22-foot-high basketball court in the basement that required 20-foot foundation walls. The design of the home required creative structural engineering work and close coordination with the client, homeowner, and contractor.

Oquirrh Meadows Phase 5

Our CAD Services team drafted the complete home plan set for the entire subdivision of single-family homes, including floor plans, elevations, sections, framing plans, shear plans, and graded site plans.