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Schemmer Awarded an ACEC of Iowa 2018 Engineering Achievement Award

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Schemmer was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa 2018 Engineering Achievement Award in the Transportation Category at the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet held on May 9, 2018. Schemmer’s Darin Brown, PE, and Matt Rasmussen, PE, were on hand to accept the award.

Schemmer and the Iowa Department of Transportation were both recognized with the award for the U.S. 30 over Boyer River project located in Woodbine, Iowa. Congratulations to everyone for their hard work on this project.

To learn more about the project click here.

From left to right: Darin Brown, PE; ACEC President, Andre Gallet, PE; Matt Rasmussen, PE

From left to right: Darin Brown, PE; ACEC President, Andre Gallet, PE; Matt Rasmussen, PE

Schemmer Project, Pharmgate, Completed

Through the Lens - PharmgateSchemmer provided full-service architecture, engineering and construction phase services on Pharmgate’s Omaha manufacturing plant and office. The project included a 4,500 SF, single story addition and nearly 7,000 SF renovation. The addition to their existing building included office, storage and breakroom spaces and the renovation involved expanding the laboratory and a reconfiguration of offices.

Pharmgate is a manufacturer and supplier of FDA-approved animal pharmaceutical products. The Omaha, Neb. manufacturing plant and office houses supply chain, customer service and accounting functions for the domestic US business.

Schemmer Attends Columbian Elementary Groundbreaking

Columbian Ground BreakingSchemmer’s Terry Wood, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager, and Molly Macklin, AIA, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Omaha Public School’s (OPS) Columbian Elementary School.

Columbian Elementary students, staff, parents, community and guests attended the ceremony which officially kicked off Columbian’s replacement school project for a new, 67,560 SF school. Principal Nanette Beller opened the ceremony and Columbian Elementary student’s proudly sang “My School” before the Presentation of Colors by Burke High’s JROTC Color Guard. The students then performed the Pledge of Allegiance.

Superintendent, Mark Evans; OPS Board Member, Matt Scanlan; City Councilman, Brinker Harding, as well as representatives from Hausmann Construction and Jacobs Engineering Group were on hand for the ceremony.

Schemmer designed a complete replacement school for Columbian Elementary. The current building will be replaced with a new 450-student capacity school on the existing site. The project is estimated to cost $13.6 million.

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Schemmer’s Lincoln Office Named One of Lincoln’s “Best Places to Work” in 2018

Lincoln Best Places to Work 2018Schemmer is proud to be named a “Best Places to Work” in Lincoln for the FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR by Woods & Aitken LLP, the Lincoln Journal Star and the Lincoln Human Resource Management Association, founders of the Best Places to Work in Lincoln. Schemmer has been named to the 2018 list in the small business category.

Schemmer believes in fostering a fun, creative environment where professionals are empowered to shape their career and maintain a healthy work-life balance. We celebrate lifelong learning and provide resources, opportunities and support in the pursuit of success. It’s our valued employees that make us who we are. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our employees, helping our clients achieve their goals.

The Best Places to Work in Lincoln program, which started in 2013, recognizes local companies who, through a third party administered employee survey, rank their respective companies as being the best places to work. The areas surveyed are varied parts of employee life, including workplace environment, leadership direction, culture and management practices.

Schemmer was acknowledged for creating an enjoyable corporate culture and work environment that fosters personal and professional growth for its employees. Winners were announced at the celebratory “Best Places to Work” awards luncheon on April 19, 2018 at the Cornhusker Hotel, and featured in a special supplement of the Lincoln Journal Star on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

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Congratulations Lincoln office!

Schemmer awards UNL College of Architecture Scholarship

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Schemmer’s Pat Birch, AIA, LEED AP, was on hand at the annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture scholarship and awards ceremony held on April 20, 2018. This year’s recipient of the Schemmer-sponsored scholarship was Emily Tetschner.

This scholarship is awarded to a fourth or fifth year architecture student with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The recipient must have graduated from a Nebraska high school and expressed a desire to pursue a career in the field of architecture.

Schemmer’s Bryce Johnson Discusses Progress of Sustainability in the Design Process


The Lincoln Business Journal  | March 2018

“Analytics increasing account for holistic impact in construction”

Bryce Johnson, MS, PE, LEED AP, QCxP

Bryce Johnson, MS, PE, LEED AP, QCxP

Bryce Johnson, MS, PE, LEED AP, QCxP, Senior Mechanical Engineer, was quoted in The Lincoln Business Journal discussing the “next-generation” of sustainability and the relationship between industry and the environment.

Johnson referred to the progress in design information being transferred into prefabrication and building operations. The building design information, he said, is shared with the contractor to a level of detail that allows prefabrication in the shop to be done economically.

“This reduces construction waste - reduce instead of recycle,” he said. “Energy-consuming systems like HVAC and lighting also have logic in the design.”

Johnson referred to the controls that allow the end-user, with adequate training, to achieve the intended energy efficiency that his team models upfront during the design process.

“The key is to have discussions on these benefits early in the project planning stage,” he said.

To read the article, “Analytics increasing account for holistic impact in construction” in its entirety, please see the Construction and Environment section on pages 5 and 7 of the March 2018 issue of The Lincoln Business Journal.

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