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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In Focus: Jason Watson, Transportation Engineering Department Manager

It’s been about 10 months since Jason Watson joined FOCUS, adding Transportation Engineering to our services. Jason has more than 19 years of experience designing and managing transportation projects – both large and small – throughout the western United States. We thought it would be fun to catch up with Jason and see how things […]

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The Art of Negotiation in Property Development: Boundary Resolution

The history of borders and boundaries is rich with wars, congressional action and court cases. Boundary disputes have torn apart countries and even families and neighborhoods. A dispute often comes about when someone is buying, subdividing, improving, or building on land. The precise boundary lines may have been lost in the many times the property […]

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Introducing the QAQC Department

How can quality documentation and efficient project management save your project time and money? You’ve got no time for mediocrity! As we all must use our time more wisely with recent restrictions, Focus Engineering & Surveying is ramping up our processes to ensure that your projects receive elevated levels of attention to quality and efficiency […]

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The Importance of Teamwork – Now and Always

How our engineering, surveying, and support teams all work together to forge a new normal When it became clear the COVID-19 pandemic was going to have a significant impact on our professional and personal lives, FOCUS leadership quickly gathered to plan and prepare for changes we didn’t yet fully understand. General Manager Ron Paul and […]

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In Focus: Dovetta Flowers, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Whether you visit our office in person or call us on the phone, Dovetta Flowers is most likely the first FOCUS employee you meet and interact with. While receptionist is part of her title, Dovetta really is our firm’s director of first impressions. And the way she lives and breathes this role is distinctive. Her […]

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