Midlands Business Journal | June 15, 2018
“Senior continuum care offering everything from theaters to pet-friendly courtyards”
Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, was featured in the June 15, 2018, edition of the Midlands Business Journal’s Architecture section, discussing today’s trends for senior living facilities and how Schemmer continues to push the envelope when it comes to senior design.
“It is important for designers to be on the forefront of national and regional trends to ensure the project reflects a long-term destination for today’s and tomorrow’s seniors,” he said.
Some of the sustainable design features used in Schemmer’s designs include geothermal, photovoltaic panels, sun-tubes, electric car charging stations and co-gen mechanical plants.
“More and more connectivity is a priority,” Larsen said. ” We expect this to only increase in the future, and planning for such is a must. Some of our more visionary clients are providing ice cream shops, coffee shops, bars and theaters.”
Schemmer has a client offering an interior garden for long-term care residents. Another unique amenity is a nursery for the memory-care residents, he said.
“One of our projects in particular is nearly complete with construction and is featuring 40 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living apartments and 30 memory care units,” Larsen said. ” The project has a shared commons area where some planned or unplanned interactions can happen. An in-house medical clinic is offered as well, which is a great amenity for today’s seniors.”
To read the full Midlands Business Journal article, see page 34.
Schemmer’s Matt Sutton, PE, LEED AP, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for the new Sullivan Supply headquarters in Dunlap, Iowa on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Schemmer was retained by Sullivan Supply to provide architecture, structural, mechanical, site/civil engineering, survey and construction materials testing for the 65,000 SF pre-engineered metal building that houses their new corporate headquarters, manufacturing and distribution center. The corporate headquarters includes a showroom, offices, training and space for research and development. The warehouse has storage racking along with picking equipment that will increase the efficiency of the order fulfillment process. The manufacturing area consists of product assembly, maintenance and repair.
Midlands Business Journal | June 8, 2018
“Sustainable building materials, equipment gaining prominence to meet higher demand”
Schemmer’s Dan Kerns, AIA, was featured in the June 8, 2018, edition of the Midlands Business Journal’s Going Green section, discussing how an increased preference for healthy buildings and environments is motivating the development of sustainable construction materials and equipment.
Kerns said low volatile organic compound (VOC) content materials are at the front line of this movement to establish greater indoor air quality and resilient materials to make buildings last longer. LED lighting has been around for awhile but now that cost has dropped over the last two to three years, it has become a prominent component in the industry. Also in high demand are high volume, low-speed fans for industrial projects.
“These types of fans provide effective, energy-efficient cooling without the need for conditioning air,” Kerns said.
Recycled content and reused materials are largely being emphasized by manufacturers when selling their products. Dan mentions reclaimed wood making a comeback as well. Schemmer’s clients are becoming more knowledgeable about sustainability and have ideas and questions when discussing their projects.
“Building equipment like HVAC and their controls continue to become more efficient and easier to use. As far as sustainable construction equipment, I haven’t seen very many electric vehicles on job sites yet, but I suspect that day is coming,” said Kerns.
To read the full Midlands Business Journal article, see page 6.
Schemmer’s Structural Engineering Manager, Kevin Wenninghoff, SE, was elected to the Structural Engineers Association of Nebraska (SEAON) Board of Directors. Wenninghoff has been involved with SEON for more than 10 years and will serve on the board through 2019.
SEAON is a non-profit organization established to advance and promote the art and science of Structural Engineering. Their goal is to positively impact the communities and people of Nebraska by serving as a professional resource whenever called upon and to provide public outreach. SEAON is part of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and has representation on the Professional Engineers Coalition (PEC) to ensure the health and welfare of the public is upheld in all state legislation affecting structural engineering.
Schemmer is pleased to announce 10 graduates from Revela Group’s Effective Management Training. This training is intended to help managers identify their individualized leadership style; gain the confidence and know-how to build credibility with their team and inspire performance; create an environment that celebrates individual and team success; and find ways to develop potential of both the manager and team. Congratulations graduates! We appreciate your dedication and commitment to Schemmer!
Left to Right, Front Row: Kevin Wenninghoff, SE, Structural Engineering Manager; Brady Watson, PLS, Oklahoma Survey Manager; Matt Shimerdla, PE, Lincoln Transportation Engineering Manager; Dan Marti, PLS, Nebraska/Iowa Survey Manager; Jon Goldie, PE, Civil Construction Administration Manager
Left to Right, Back Row: Joe Binge, PE, Electrical Engineering Manager; Darin Brown, PE, Bridge Engineering Manager; Jeff Kulhanek, PE, Mechanical Engineering Manager; Konrad Broer, Building Construction Administration Manager; and Jason Teel, Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections Manager
Schemmer was recently acknowledged by United Way of the Midlands for being one of the top 100 companies that supported the 2017 campaign! This past year, 140,000 people were helped to stand stronger and become more independent.
Schemmer holds a United Way campaign annually, raising money by holding a multitude of events such as coin wars, dress down days, Bingo, raffles, pumpkin carving contests, and many more. We have been supporting United Way for more than 20 years.