Category Archives: Engineering

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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New Project Development Process

Engineering involves a range of different processes from the drawing table (or CAD-display for that matter) through to the actual working, living structure. When it comes to directions like engineering, the project development process is one of the most important phases of the entire process – and if you don’t have everything pinned down right…
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Future of Traffic Engineering

Traffic engineering is one of the most exciting fields to be in right now, and there’s a lot of innovation to enter the field in the next few years; at the core of this new innovation for the traffic engineering industry is the fact that we’re switching over to newer, better methods in order to…
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Evaluating Your Building’s Conditions with FACILITATE

Do you ever find yourself getting sucked into one of those reality TV shows where participants are taken from the fashion victim to a fashionista or have a lifestyle makeover to get healthy and fit? Their wardrobes and lifestyle are evaluated, they are given a consultation for their body type and either assigned styling guidelines…
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