Category Archives: Geotechnical

Levee Repair Services

In the spring of 2019, record flooding hit Nebraska and Iowa. Nebraska saw the most intense and wide-spread flooding. Towns were evacuated, bridges and a dam collapsed, a nuclear power plant had to close and multiple roads were deemed too unsafe to remain operable. Even now, in October, the community is still dealing with flash…
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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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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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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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Schemmer’s Loras Klostermann hosts GEO-Omaha 2017

The 34th Annual Nebraska American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geotechnical Conference, now known as “GEO-Omaha,” was held on February 10th at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Loras Klostermann, P.E., has served as Master of Ceremonies for the past 10 years. He welcomes everyone, introduces the speakers and keeps them on schedule, makes announcements and overall makes sure the…
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