Nebraska State Senator, Theresa Thibodeau, sat down with Schemmer’s President and CEO, Steve Kathol, PE, SE, and Matt Hubel, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C, Civil Engineer, today in the Omaha office to discuss her approach to legislating and vision for the 2018 session. We wish Senator Thibodeau well in contributing to a productive legislative session.
Left to Right: Steve Kathol, PE, SE; Senator Theresa Thibodeau, Matt Hubel, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C
Schemmer’s Bellevue City Hall Renovation project was featured in an Omaha World-Herald article. Bellevue City Hall offices are transitioning to the new, larger facility at 1500 Wall Street in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Schemmer provided interior and exterior renovation design for the two-story, 25,000 SF office building that the City will now call home. Services included programming and interior fit-out design for the space to serve as the new administrative offices and council chambers, replacing the outdated facility on West Mission Avenue. Improvements included core and shell work required to bring the building up to code, all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, complete window replacement, structural floor infills and other miscellaneous work to prepare the building for the interior tenant build out.
The first floor houses the human resources and personnel departments, and the city clerk’s office, which moved in this week. The second floor, which includes the administration, mayor’s office and finance departments, will move next week.
“The public should be going to the new City Hall for all their needs by the end of the month,” said City Administrator Joe Mangiamelli.
Jeff Roberts, the public works director, said the new facility will make City Hall run more efficiently by putting all of the offices in one building with more space. It will also give officials an upgrade from the old building.
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Schemmer’s Tracy Mumford, LEED AP, Participates in Westside Community School’s Teaching and Learning Key Communicators “Visioning” Event
Schemmer’s Tracy Mumford, LEED AP, participated in Westside Community School’s Teaching and Learning Key Communicators “visioning” event reviewing what stakeholders of the Westside District would like career education to look like in the short and long term. District staff, community members and business partners discussed the success currently happening in the Westside District with Career Education programs and Business & Industry Partnerships providing experiential learning opportunities for the District’s students. “Westside is viewed as a leader in Career Education Programs and Schemmer is proud to be a partner and help promote career education opportunities for students, parents and the community,” said Mumford, Principal and Director of Marketing & Business Development.
Omaha World Herald | February 7, 2018
“Upgrading base for 21st century”
After more than 20 years, the Nebraska Air National Guard base is bringing two of its main buildings into the 21st century. Schemmer designed renovations to the squadron operations building and the main hangar at the 155th Air Refueling Wing. The federally funded projects will cost $24 million total. Construction on the main hangar began in November 2017 and will be completed in December 2019. The squadron operations building will be ready for move in by January 2019.
Schemmer’s team includes Project Manager, Terry Wood, AIA, LEED AP; architectural team Ben Friesen, Mark Higgins, Molly Macklin, Rob Whitmore; structural team MJ Nachreiner and Kevin Wenninghoff; mechanical team Mat Beckmann, Jill Bertsch, Steven Goldenstein, Todd Jedrzejczyk, Bryce Johnson, Jeff Kulhanek and Renee Meyersick; electrical team Joe Binge, Brad Farmer, Kyle Schicker and Kelly Walling; civil/site team Derik Knock and Matt Sutton; survey team Tony Bruckner, Vance Clark, Tim Conway, Ray Flock and Kim Greiner; construction administrator Konrad Broer; and project administrators Donna Arnold, Betty Fortenbury and Jill Laferriere.
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Shane Larsen, AIA, was recently elected to the Advisory Council for the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa.
Bishop Drumm Retirement Center was founded in 1939 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and serves nearly 300 residents with a full continuum of care including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Bishop Drumm is a CHI Living Community, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives. The organization provides comprehensive care in a variety of living options, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and rehabilitation services.
Schemmer has had the privilege of working directly with CHI on several projects and indirectly with our religious clients whom we work with from coast to coast. As a member of the advisory council, Larsen will provide community input regarding the affairs and operations of Bishop Drumm and act as a liaison and ambassador.
The Columbus Telegram | January 17, 2018
“City looking to grab land from industrial tracts, approves ADA review for facilities”
The Columbus City Council voted on January 15, 2017 to pay $49,600 to update the City of Columbus’ Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan. Schemmer was mentioned as the firm that will review numerous City facilities and identify any handicap-accessibility “deficiencies,” as well as provide solutions and estimated costs to remedy these issues.
The review will cover City Hall, Columbus Public Library, Columbus Aquatic Center, the airport administration building, central maintenance facility, pro shops at Quail Run and Van Berg golf courses, parks department building and Wilderness, Gerrard, Centennial, East Pawnee and West Pawnee parks, including the baseball and football stadiums.
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