Category Archives: Engineering

What is Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?

It takes effective communication and teamwork to run a relay race. Once a runner finishes his leg of the relay, he hands off the baton to his teammate. The handoff is critical and each team member has a job to do, trusting that their teammates will do everything in their power to ensure the team’s…
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Celebrate Professional Engineers Day!

Professional Engineers Day On Wednesday, August 7, Professional Engineers (PE) across the country will celebrate PE Day. Starting in 2016, this annual celebration aims to promote the positive impact professional engineers continue to make on both a local and national scale. The proclamation states in part, "Licensed professional engineers are dedicated to applying scientific knowledge,…
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Meet Rob DuVall, PE, Civil Engineer

Rob DuVall was born in Milwaukee, Wis., moved to Madison at the age of 7 and then to Omaha, Neb. when he was 10. This Wisconsinite turned Nebraskan had aspirations of being an architect at a very young age. He gravitated towards Legos and Lincoln logs as a child. The creativity, problem solving and engineering…
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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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