Category Archives: Engineering

A journey of a thousand miles begins at one’s feet

A journey of a thousand miles begins at one’s feet – Chinese Proverb Schemmer's Geographic Reach What started as a local, two-man land development engineering and surveying firm six decades ago has grown to a company of more than 100 talented professionals providing: architecture; engineering; and construction field services across thousands of miles in the…
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Schemmer Awarded ACEC Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award

Schemmer Awarded ACEC Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award Schemmer was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award in the Transportation Category at the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet held on May 14, 2019. Schemmer’s Darin Brown, PE, and Matt Rasmussen, PE, were on hand to accept the award. [caption…
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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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Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections

When you think of constructing a building your first thought might be building the foundation, floors, walls and roof. Before those elements can come together, the integrity and strength of the structure will rely on a variety of support materials. Layers of soil and concrete to help maintain long-term stability, reinforcing steel, masonry and woodwork…
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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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BIM the Future of Architectural Engineering

Building Information Modeling (BIM), is slowly starting to gain acceptance as the new standard for architectural engineers of the future. More firms are moving away from the tradition CAD models to BIM. This is due to computational design tools that provide engineers with the ability to access and manage large data sets as the building…
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OPERATE: Using Less to Gain More

Being comfortable can be expensive with a system that doesn’t work right. We help you optimize the performance of complex buildings by using less (resources, time, energy) to gain more (satisfaction, income, pride). By using less, we save you money and create a more comfortable environment. Schemmer is committed to the built environment. Our experts…
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A Building Owner’s Must-have: BIM Execution Plans

Who knew the letter “I” could be so Incredible? When it comes to Building Information Modeling (BIM), inputting information into Revit could truly be the superhero in your next project. Our BIM crusader, Josh Murphy, BPAC, BIM Manager, once played the role of Dash from the Incredibles in Disney On Ice (read more about Josh…
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