In FOCUS: Guangyao Li, Intern | Transportation

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As a graduate student earning a master’s degree at the University of Utah, Guangyao Li (who goes by Li) was looking for a career opportunity that suited his emphasis of study. He interviewed with FOCUS and found a fit with our Transportation Engineering department. Under the mentorship of department manager Jason Watson, Li has hit […]

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Project Spotlight: Overland

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Destined to be one of Ivory Homes’ largest master-planned communities, Overland is located west of Utah Lake on the western side of the Lake Mountains. The 1,200 acres of property is owned by Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA).  In 2010, FOCUS began working with SITLA on a sewer master plan to develop […]

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The Benefits of Podium-Style Buildings

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Utah Developers and Contractors Turn to Efficient Structural Design for Mixed-Use and Multifamily Buildings As the price of land continues to go up alongside construction materials costs, podium-style buildings are becoming more commonplace in the residential construction market. Podium buildings—also known as platform or pedestal—comprise multiple stories of light-frame wood construction over one or two […]

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Partner Profile: Ivory Homes

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Since 1988, Ivory Homes has been Utah’s Number One Homebuilder and was recently recognized as the 2021 National Home Builder of the Year by ProBuilder Media. The family-owned business has completed more than 23,000 new homes in 70+ communities. Homebuyers value the prime locations, exceptional designs, and quality construction offered by Utah’s most successful home […]

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Partner Profile: Mountain States Property Management

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Mountain States Property Management, Inc. is a professional real estate management and development company founded in 1979 and based in Logan, Utah. The firm manages and leases a portfolio of residential properties, including upscale multi-family apartments as well as commercial properties consisting primarily of professional office space. From Logan to Lehi, their property managers and […]

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Partner Profile: Wasatch Residential Group

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Since 2014, Wasatch Residential Group (WRG) has developed and acquired thousands of multi-family units in communities throughout the Intermountain West. The company provides comprehensive development, construction, asset management, and financing/equity services for apartment projects. Their committed professionals have decades of experience, and they enjoy working with cities, architects, and engineers to design and construct large […]

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Partner Profile: Highland Group

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Highland Group was formed in 1986 between owners Tim Furner and Tim Wyatt. Around 4,000 one-of-a-kind homes have been created by the team, fondly known as Tim and Tim by clients and colleagues, between then and 2019, at Tim Wyatt’s passing. The firm perfectly curates each home to the unique visions and particular wishes of […]

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Partner Profile: Davies Design Build, Inc.

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With 45 years of experience in the design build process and construction industry, Davies Design Build has formed a remarkable reputation as a leading custom home and commercial developer and builder. Specializing in site and land development and office, warehouse, and multi-family structures, their projects have provided homeowners and businesses with award-winning, luxurious spaces that […]

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Partner Profile: Jackson & Leroy

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Jackson & Leroy is a residential general contractor who builds, renovates, and provides estate management services for custom homes. But Jackson & Leroy is not your typical residential contractor; they “orchestrate the movement of every design detail, craftsperson, and material” for a clientele accustomed to exceptional service. Their projects can be found in influential design […]

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