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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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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On-Call CADD Services

Supplemental Services Add Value to Utah AEC Firms As architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms struggle to recruit and retain knowledgeable team members, companies are looking for affordable, reliable ways to meet deliverables deadlines. Some companies have looked to offshore support for computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) with mixed results. Focus Engineering and Surveying offers […]

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In Focus: Jason Barker, Vertical Engineering Department Manager

Jason Barker is a bit of an entrepreneur-engineer, so when clients approached FOCUS requesting help with production home design a few years back, Jason took the lead due to his longstanding work on house plans. His expertise on fully-graded site work has helped FOCUS expand into a new field and help push residential construction forward […]

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A Partnership to Engineering Career Paths: Focus and Entrada High School

Creating Utah Surveying and CAD Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities When Mark Mataya approached general manager Ron Paul about providing career training opportunities in engineering and surveying career paths, it didn’t take long for Ron and the Focus Engineering & Surveying management to jump on board. Mark is the adult education program manager at Entrada High School and […]

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In Focus: Travis Benson Leads Commercial and Residential Civil Design

As Focus Engineering and Surveying’s Site Civil Department Manager, Travis Benson concentrates his attention on teamwork and client needs. In 2014 Travis was recruited to join Focus by Founder and General Manager, Ron Paul. This was the second time Ron hired Travis, as the two worked together years previously at another firm. With over twenty […]

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Innovative Structural Solutions Plant Tour

Most people in the AEC industry are familiar with tilt-up, masonry, and traditional framing methods, but there’s another technique worth knowing about and it’s being used right here in Utah: 3-D SCIP Panels. SCIP (Structural Concrete Insulated Panels) are a great alternative to both tilt-up and traditional framing because they provide some unique thermal and […]

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Our New Offices: Responding to Firm Growth and Improving Efficiency

As a Utah full-service engineering and surveying firm, Focus has designed our fair share of commercial development projects across the Wasatch Front and throughout the state. We recently brought that experience and knowledge, along with a bit of creativity in construction materials, to designing our firm’s new office space. Focus had outgrown our previous home. […]

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