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 The thrill and excitement of Christmas day have come and gone. Though it may be discouraging to put away the decorations and holiday feelings, there is a simple and easy […]

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Focus Years of Service Recognition 2019

Recently, Focus held our annual End of Year meeting to look back at 2019 and celebrate our achievements and milestones as a team. Celebrating our victories together helps us look forward to 2020 and stay focused on our values. This past year, we recognized several Focus teammates’ anniversaries. Thank you to each of our staff […]

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John Charchenko | Structural Project Engineer

Focus Engineering & Surveying is very pleased to have John Charchenko as part of our Structural Engineering Team. John joined Focus earlier this year, bringing over 19 years of experience. With over eight years of experience as a principal of his own firm, John is quite capable in all aspects of business. From design through […]

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What’s at Stake: Construction Staking Across the Wasatch Front

It sounds a little pretentious to say we lay the groundwork for infrastructure, but it’s true! The Focus Construction Staking department has been around since 2007 when we first opened our doors for business. Our team focuses on this crucial step in the building process, interpreting plans, and utilizing the latest technology and tools to […]

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Tui Siliva | Vertical Engineering Project Manager

Focus Engineering & Surveying’s Vertical Engineering Department is proud to announce the promotion of Tui Siliva as Project Manager. Tui joined Focus in 2017, not long after we expanded our services to include vertical engineering for single-family homes. “The timing couldn’t have been better,” recalls Tui. “I applied for a position in the Vertical Engineering […]

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New Transportation Engineering Department

FOCUS Engineering & Surveying’s new Transportation Engineering Department, led by Jason Watson, PE, PTOE, extends our in-house services to include traffic signal design, impact studies, and turn lane design, with a full understanding of UDOT standards. Jason brings over 18 years of dedicated transportation engineering to his new role as the Transportation Department Manager. His […]

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Jason Watson | Transportation Engineering Department Manager

Welcome to Jason Watson, PE, PTOE, who leads our new Transportation Engineering Department! From an early age, Jason Watson was intrigued with civil engineering. His father and uncle both were Principals of well-known firms. He interned a large, international civil firm, and the Transportation Department Director was looking for help. It’s all been roadway designs […]

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Accessible Design for Commercial Projects: Engineering for ADA Compliance in Utah

The signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 marked a major milestone for people with disabilities. Patterned after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the comprehensive legislation prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to live, work and play in the community. Title II regulations implement the […]

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In Focus: Curtis Ball’s Insights on Low Impact Development

As our cities grow, trees and vegetation are removed and surfaces are covered by pavement and buildings. Rain cannot soak through these hard (impervious) surfaces as it did before development, and as a result, more run-off is generated and more demand is placed on city storm drainage systems. In addition to the extra water volume, […]

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