Category Archives: Architecture

Schemmer’s Integrated Design Approach to Projects

“Excellence is never an accident; it is a result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” When it comes to the architecture, engineering, and construction field services (AEC) world, we call this Integrated Design. At Schemmer, our Integrated Design Process is a highly collaborative process…
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Schemmer’s Construction Administration Services, Taking the Burden off Our Clients

Delivering peace of mind has been a trait of Schemmer since our inception. And providing Construction Administration services is a clear demonstration of that commitment. We handle the day-to-day issues and observations and provide continual communication and progress updates to quickly resolve issues and minimize project delays. Our professionals offer a cost-effective observation process with…
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Generative Design, A Design Exploration Process

What is Generative Design? Generative design is a design exploration process. Designers or engineers input design goals into the generative design software, along with parameters such as: the performance or spatial requirements materials manufacturing methods budget The software explores all the possible arrangements of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from…
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Reality Capture & 3D Scanning, Your Partners for Your Next Project

When you think about how far technology has come over the last decade, it’s pretty amazing. It might be natural to think that something that can scan your building and provide a 3D model is make-believe or out of your price range. However, this technology is ready for everyday use in a variety of applications.…
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Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, Featured in Midlands Business Journal

Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, Principal, Senior Living Market Leader, was quoted in the July 24, 2020 issue of the Midlands Business Journal. The article, "Changes lie ahead for assisted living facilities," focused on adjustments that need to be made in the wake of the global pandemic while also maintaining the sense of community at…
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BIM Execution Plans

When it comes to Building Information Modeling (BIM), inputting information into Revit and creating a BIM Execution Plan (BxP) could truly benefit your next project, helping you understand what needs to be done and when. What is a BIM Execution Plan? A BxP is a comprehensive document that helps the project team identify and execute…
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What is FACILITATE?

You know those home improvement shows where they buy a run-down house for a low price with the intent to fix it up? Then, during demolition they discover problem after problem when they start ripping up carpet and knocking down walls. Although it wouldn't be as entertaining, I'm sure homeowners would love to have the…
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Our tagline: Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.

When you hear the phrases: "Just Do It" "I'm Lovin' It" "The Best a Man Can Get" "It's Finger-Lickin' Good" "The Ultimate Driving Machine" "You're In Good Hands" I bet you can name at least half of the companies or brands these taglines belong to. Taglines, just like the logo itself, help with brand recognition…
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Schemmer’s Project, The Forge, Receives Preservation at Its Best Award

Schemmer's project, The Forge (Odd Fellows Building) Restoration and Renovation, has received a "2020 Preservation at Its Best Award" from Preservation Iowa. Preservation at Its Best Award Preservation Iowa's website explains that each year they seek to honor statewide successes through the “Preservation at its Best Award.” In doing so, they hope to inspire others…
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