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Schemmer’s Principal and Director of Marketing, Tracy Mumford, is mentioned in the Midlands Business Journal article titled Experience, reputation and chemistry all come into play when choosing an architect

  Tracy Mumford, Principal and Director of Marketing at Schemmer was featured in July 12 edition of the Midlands Business Journal How to Choose an Architect section, in an article titled, "Experience, reputation and chemistry all come into play when choosing an architect." The article focuses on first meetings, reputation, integrated project delivery (IDP), pre-hire presentations and…
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Code Officials – Friend or Foe?

Have you ever experienced the design professional’s worst nightmare? The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) reviews the plan and approves the project; construction moves forward only to have the construction inspector/AHJ disagree and shut down construction for consultation, along with possible expensive changes. If the project codes are not discussed and identified early in the process,…
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Schemmer’s Doug Holle, P.E., Speaks at Blair Train Depot Dedication Ceremony

Doug Holle, P.E., recently spoke at the Blair Train Depot dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Blair, Neb. Schemmer performed Construction Engineering and Contract Administration on the project and was proud to help put a piece of Blair’s history back into the community as a 21st-century park pavilion. The Omaha World Herald article,…
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INCLUSIVE DESIGN – Office Renovations that Promote Employee Engagement

Office culture, department consolidation, personal work styles, collaboration, better use of space…all important concerns we wanted to address in our office renovation. The question became how to embrace positive change while retaining the things that still work, and of course, all on a shoestring budget. It’s a familiar challenge. We are Architects and Engineers, we…
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Urban Bridge Design Considerations | Part II by: Steve Kathol, P.E., S.E.

Designing bridges in urban areas can present multiple challenges that are not as common in more rural settings. Urban bridges are often constructed in locations with limited setback to other properties or buildings; are often required to carry a high volume of arterial or collector street traffic; are often critical to maintaining access to a…
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