Category Archives: People

Congratulations to Schemmer Associates

The Schemmer Associates Inc. recently named Shane Swope, E.I., Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, and Loras Klostermann, P.E., as the newest associates of the firm. “We are happy to name three new associates. Our organization is fortunate to have successful leadership founded on the philosophy of promoting architecture and engineering excellence through commitment, leadership, mentoring, team…
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Quality: Who’s Responsible for it?? By Steve Kathol, P.E., S.E.

Every entity that produces a work product is challenged by it.  Engineers and architects strive to perfect it.  Clients demand it.  Attorneys often get involved if one fails to produce it.  What is it?  Quality! The quality of our work product is often the difference between a great client/architect-engineer experience and a good or perhaps…
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SAME Mentoring Program Competition

Since its inception in 1994, Schemmer has supported the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Student Mentoring Program with providing volunteer mentors, competition judges and by sponsoring team awards. This year, on competition day (March 29), there was a total of 19 High School Teams and 10 Middle School Teams that competed. Terry Wood, AIA,…
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How Do You Build a Successful Team?

Though many of us resist the idea, greater things can be accomplished by teams than by individuals.  Often we feel it's easier to do it ourselves due to the effort it takes to ask for help or to instruct others.  We lose the feeling of our own importance spreading the work around. It takes effort…
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