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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Award-Winning Soleil Lofts Apartments

Congratulations to the entire team for the Soleil Lofts Apartments, awarded 2019’s Most Outstanding Green/Sustainable Project by Utah Construction and Design. We are so thrilled to be part of the team! Forbes magazine called Soleil Lofts Apartments ‘the first master-planned apartment community in the world that is a virtual power plant with solar and storage.” […]

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In Focus: Adam Eastman’s Structure of Trust and Collaboration

It’s been a winding professional road for Adam Eastman, Structural Department Manager at FOCUS Engineering and Surveying. It started in middle school with a fascination for construction and shifted into structural engineering after a two-year service mission in Mexico after high school. He looked at law school but “after conversations with some patent attorneys and […]

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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 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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