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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Schemmer promotes Kevin Wenninghoff to Structural Engineering Manager and Jason Heinze continues as Commercial/Industrial Group Leader
Schemmer is pleased to promote Kevin Wenninghoff, SE, to Structural Engineering Manager in the Omaha, Neb. office. Wenninghoff has been with the firm for 10 years, progressing from a part-time intern while completing his studies to a full-time employee to a Company shareholder.
While Wenninghoff will be taking on management responsibilities within the structural department, former department manager, Jason Heinze, PE, SE, LEED AP, will continue to serve as the Commercial/Industrial Group Leader and fully concentrate his energies on project management and business development.
Lincoln Journal Star | December 21, 2017
Barry’s wants to put shades on its roof
Schemmer’s Michael Sinclair, AIA, was quoted in a Lincoln Journal Star article discussing the new sunshades Schemmer is designing to go over the rooftop seating area of Barry’s Bar and Grill.
As one of Lincoln’s most popular locations on Husker game days, Barry’s previously had plans for a tent-like structure to shade the roof, but it was never built. The large, removable shades will be anchored to steel poles and will not significantly obstruct any views of the Haymarket.
“If you’ve ever been on the roof deck on a sunny day, you can attest to how uncomfortable you can be,” Sinclair told members of the Historic Preservation Commission at Thursday’s meeting. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a Certificate of Appropriateness to permit the installation of the shades.
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Excitement is brewing on the University of Nebraska – Kearney campus in anticipation of their Nebraskan Student Union renovation that will truly give “students something to smile about.” Banners and signs were posted in the student union that featured Schemmer’s renderings of the updated space.
Schemmer’s new design for the student union revitalizes approximately two-thirds of the ground floor, with upgrades to interior finishes in the primary circulation spaces on the ground and second floors. The modern style design provides a more prominent Welcome Desk, better sightlines and wayfinding, and more open and connected student space. The student union will feature a video wall, new furniture, and Starbucks and Chick-fil-A were also incorporated as retail food service providers in the food court. Renovations are underway and are expected to be completed in September 2018.
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Schemmer’s Jason Heinze, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, Bart Pugh, CPSM, and Tracy Mumford, LEED AP, attended the groundbreaking for Soaring Wings Vineyard’s stage on Monday, December 11, 2017.
After powerful storms caused extensive damage to Soaring Wings’ buildings and vineyard in June, repair progress is being made, including breaking ground for a new stage.
“We have completed about 40% of the repairs to make us whole once again,” said Jim Shaw, owner of Soaring Wings. “Within the next two weeks, we will finish the replacement of damaged steel on the exteriors of our buildings and break ground on a new stage.”
The new stage design, by Heinze, is designed to work with the floor of the old stage and wrap around it to minimize costs. It will also improve upon the aesthetics of the old stage in several ways.
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