Category Archives: Facilitate

Building Envelope Assessments – Keys to Managing Deferred Maintenance

Building Envelope Assessments    What is a building envelope? A building envelope is classified as everything that separates and protects indoors from the outdoors. This includes exterior wall systems and siding, roofing, foundations, windows, and doors. Why is a building envelope assessment necessary? Building envelope assessments are used to evaluate a building and address any…
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Do you need a Facility Assessment?

Do you need a Facility Assessment? A facility assessment involves a thorough visual inspection of a building's infrastructure.  It is an essential tool required to upgrade a building. The assessment shows what needs to be done and what the costs are. A comprehensive facility assessment has two major components: Condition assessment Functional assessment Condition and…
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Schemmer’s Architectural Design Process

Our industry has been around for a long time, and with that has come some standards for how we practice. Although technology and codes lead to occasional changes, the general principles stay the same. The most important thing to understand is that getting a project designed and built is a process, it takes time. Decisions…
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Facility Assessments: A Knowledge-Based Solution

Schemmer's Facility Assessments: A Knowledge-Based Solution Knowing the effectiveness and safety of your facility is important for various reasons. Schemmer's Facility Assessments can help you optimize and maintain the physical condition and value of your building, develop capital budgets and prioritize short-term and long-term investments. Prioritizing Future Investments for Your Building A facility assessment typically…
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What is a Facility Assessment?

What is a facility assessment? A facility assessment looks at each part of a building's infrastructure and records information regarding the building system condition, code deficiencies and functional effectiveness. It could be compared to an inventory - a list of what a facility has and what it needs in order to function on a daily…
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Meet Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB

Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, is Schemmer's Senior Living group leader. His extensive project management experience and excellent communication skills make him a much sought-after architect in the Senior Living market. Since his professional career began, Shane has solely focused on senior living projects across the country from Virginia to California, North Dakota to Texas. His…
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