Category Archives: Electrical

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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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 Macklin & Schicker Teach Electrical Engineering to OPS Students

Schemmer’s Macklin and Schicker Teach Electrical Engineering to OPS Students Schemmer’s Molly Macklin, AIA, K-12 Education Market Leader and Architect, and Kyle Schicker, Electrical Designer, engaged a group of Omaha Public Schools (OPS) King Science and Technology Magnet Center students in electrical engineering activities. The students built an electrical switch using: brass tacks, a paper…
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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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Iowa West Pickleball Club Ribbon Cutting

Schemmer attended the Iowa West Field House Pickleball Club Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 25th.This project was a 16,000 SF tenant improvement project for the Iowa West Foundation in previously vacant bays of the Iowa West Fieldhouse in Council Bluffs. The existing facility already houses several basketball and volleyball courts. This project transformed the…
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Schemmer’s Integrated Design Process

Imagine a bee hive bustling with honeybees. Buzzing about, in and out of the hive, each one with a specialized job. Some are charged with cleaning the hive, others take care of the larvae, while others are designated to gather nectar to make honey. Collectively, all working together in unison towards a shared common goal.…
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What are Pre-Engineered Buildings?

Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEBs) are the building components which are manufactured at a factory and assembled on site. Usually PEBs are steel structures and can be an alternative to conventional structural steel buildings. PEB structural components are fabricated at the factory to exact size, transported to site and assembled at site, usually with bolted connections. This…
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Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.

Logos are a part of our everyday life, on a t-shirt, a TV commercial and signs as you drive through town. They can be big, small, colorful, simple or bold. All have their own unique attributes, but they are everywhere. Many of them often include taglines such as "Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.," but…
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Schemmer Attends VA Central Iowa Health Care System’s CLC Cottage Groundbreaking

Schemmer’s Karl Person, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Project Manager, was on hand for the VA Central Iowa Health Care System's (VACIHCS) Community Living Center (CLC) Cottage for Hospice/Palliative Care groundbreaking ceremony that took place on November 19, 2018. Schemmer is providing design, construction and post-construction services for the CLC Cottage. The cottage is designed to meet cultural transformation improvements and provide a more…
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