Category Archives: Engineering

The Importance of Geotechnical Engineering

A geotechnical engineer’s job is to make sure that a building doesn’t get added to the long list of leaning buildings. We are all familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but did you know there are other famous buildings that are leaning? According to Ranker, 10 famous leaning buildings are: Millennium Tower – San…
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Schemmer Celebrates 60 Years

Early founder Gene Gollehon started a civil engineering and surveying firm in 1958. In 1959, Jim Schemmer joined him to form Gollehon & Schemmer Inc. A  black Volkswagen "Bug" served as the firm's first survey vehicle. When Gene Gollehon left the firm in 1977, the name was…
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Omaha Engineering Firm Awarded Water & Wastes Digest Top Project for 2019

When Schemmer was retained by the City of Omaha to serve as the Project Engineer to design a solution for the severely degraded sewage channels at the Missouri River Water Resource Recovery Facility, project manager Matt Hubel, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C, began with a technical memo and cost analysis to determine the most effective…
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Generative Design is Transforming the way Architectural Engineering Firms do business

Generative Design is the ability of software to quickly generate multitudes of design iterations based on mathematical formulas, databases and computer scripts. Being able to explore limitless options allows designers to zero in and provide clients with the best possible options based on specific criteria for each project. The difference between Generative Design and Parametric…
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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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