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The Most Innovative Design Strategy by Patricia Birch, AIA, LEED AP

If a client were to ask me, “What is the most innovative design strategy that could make my affordable housing project more sustainable?” What would be my answer? Deciding on ONE thing is like trying to pick my favorite food—can’t do it. But site design is where a sustainable approach begins, so I would start…
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ACEC Award to OPPD Omaha Center

The OPPD Omaha Service Center project received the American Council of Engineering Companies-Nebraska Grand Award at the 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony held at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln, Neb. on Feb. 21, 2012. The Grand Award is a representation of the top overall winner for engineering excellence. Judges recognized the project for its value…
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Missouri River Emergency Levee Rehabilitation

The Schemmer Associates is performing site surveying and geotechnical engineering services on the Missouri River Emergency Levee Rehabilitation project, lead by the Army Corps of Engineers. Levee repairs are at the top of the Corps priorities, following the historic three-month flood that devastated the region last summer. The project consists of time-sensitive emergency levee rehabilitation…
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ADA Compliance: Are you prepared for the change?

Are you prepared for the big change occurring on March 15, 2012?  I am talking about the implementation of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.  If you aren’t aware of it or need a reminder, the U.S. Department of Justice has updated the 1991 ADA regulations.  These updates, in conjunction with the Americans with…
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Schemmer in the News

The Schemmer Associates hire Tim Conway, RLS Published: Monday, January 9, 2012 - By the Omaha World Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star Click on the links below to view full articles: OMAHA.COM  |  JOURNALSTAR.COM  
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In the News: $3M to bolster Concordia Lutheran

By the Omaha World Herald – OMAHA.COM | Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 A $3 million gift is expected to go a long way to cure the growing pains of a Lutheran school in northwest Omaha. Concordia Lutheran Schools announced Thursday that William and Berniece Grewcock of Omaha have pledged $3 million toward a $5.9…
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In the News: Traffic studied for Ralston arena

Traffic studied for Ralston arena By the Omaha World Herald - OMAHA.COM | Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 A traffic study will be under way soon where the Ralston sports and events center is under construction at 72nd and Q Streets. Ralston officials said the City of Omaha also is interested in what impact arena…
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Dedicated to Improving the Built Environment

Welcome to the new Schemmer blog. I am honored to write this inaugural post to introduce myself and our new home for sharing thoughts, ideas and commentary about our passion, architecture and engineering, as well as our mission to enable our clients’ to define and achieve their goals. First, a little about me. My name…
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