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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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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Making the Cut: FOCUS Selected in UDOT Surveying Pool

The team at FOCUS feels very proud to be a part of Utah Department of Transportation’s three-year pool of surveying project consultants. Even though this will be our first time working directly with UDOT on survey mapping, we feel confident with the experience Focus has in our surveying department, to be a top option for […]

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The Focus Mission

Since our founding in 2007, Focus Engineering & Surveying has focused on hiring talented, creative team members who possess a desire to be a part of something better both as an individual and a company. With a goal of continual improvement, we recently came together to articulate a new mission statement to guide our efforts […]

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In Focus: Seth Vance | Landscape Planning Assistant Department Manager

Seth Vance has always enjoyed iterative, creative, and artistic processes, he just wasn’t sure what direction they would take him. “Some family friends I knew when I was younger were successful landscape architects, which is how I learned of this field,” he states. “Since I’ve always enjoyed sketching and being creative, it felt like a […]

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We’re Moving!

Update your address books! The time has come to say goodbye to our old bowling alley office. Starting May 28th, come visit us at our new office space at 6949 S. High Tech Drive, Suite 200 in Midvale!

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In Focus: Alan Weaver’s Experiences Land Planning in the Middle East

Understanding culture and municipality requirements; meeting tight deadlines Landscape Architect Alan Weaver’s nearly four-decades-long career began with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Utah State University. In the time since, he has worked for private developers, a landscape architecture firm, and multi-disciplinary firms in both Utah and Atlanta. Before joining Focus, he […]

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