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USGBC Celebrates 25 Years and Next Generation of LEED

For over two decades the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED certification has continuously evolved worldwide. According to USGBC, green building has grown into a trillion-dollar industry, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) has become the most widely used program of its kind in the world. More than 2.2 million square feet is…
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UNO’s Biomechanics Research Building Addition Ribbon Cutting

Schemmer Attends UNO's Biomechanics Research Building Addition Ribbon Cutting Schemmer’s Pat Birch, AIA, LEED AP, and Michael Sinclair, AIA, attended the ribbon cutting for UNO's Biomechanics Research Building Addition on Tuesday, October 22. Schemmer designed the new 30,760 SF the addition, more than doubling the space. Spaces in the addition include: laboratories, instructional space, offices,…
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Levee Repair Services

In the spring of 2019, record flooding hit Nebraska and Iowa. Nebraska saw the most intense and wide-spread flooding. Towns were evacuated, bridges and a dam collapsed, a nuclear power plant had to close and multiple roads were deemed too unsafe to remain operable. Even now, in October, the community is still dealing with flash…
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Schemmer’s Des Moines Office Flourishes with the City

Schemmer's Des Moines Office Flourishes with the City In 2010, Schemmer's Des Moines office opened its doors to better serve our clients and expand our geographic reach with an additional location. The City of Des Moines has a long history of being recognized for its reasonable business costs, strong economic outlooks and a solid quality…
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Schemmer Receives Second Place Small Business 2019 Trek Up The Tower Award

Schemmer's Dawn Kirchert, Loras Klostermann, Paula Latham and Josh Murphy attended  WELLCOM's 2019 Wellness Awards Gala on October 8th. At the dinner, Omaha businesses received recognition for their wellness efforts, as well as the Corporate Team Awards for the 2019 Trek Up the Tower. Loras Klostermann accepted the second place trophy in the Small Business…
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Engineering Lightning Protection Systems

Lightning is certainly fascinating, and maybe a bit scary. We know there are precautions to take when you're outside and lightning is detected, but how do we protect our buildings? Engineering Lightning Protection Systems According to the Lightning Protection Institute, the lightning protection industry began in the United States when Benjamin Franklin suggested that lightning…
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Schemmer Completes the 2019 Market to Market Relay

Congratulations to our runners On Saturday, October 12, Schemmer completed the Market to Market Relay (M2M) from Omaha to Lincoln, placing 20th in the Corporate Division and 169th overall out of 632 teams! 2019 Market to Market Relay For the sixth year, Schemmer participated in the Market to Market relay that goes from Omaha to…
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What Does A Land Surveyor Do & what Does It Take to Become One?

What Does a Land Surveyor Do? Land surveyors do a variety of tasks such as updating boundary lines and preparing sites for construction so legal disputes can be prevented. They produce plats of surveys and describe property. Land surveyors are involved with measuring properties and pieces of land to determine boundaries. Information about boundaries is…
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