Category Archives: Site/Civil

Schemmer’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

As we celebrate National Water Quality Month in August, Schemmer continues to play our part by using our Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). When stormwater drains away from a surface, it accumulates: debris, sediments, chemicals and more as it flows over land and water-resistant surfaces. These accumulations have created the need for SWPPPs. Stormwater Pollution…
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Schemmer’s Integrated Design Approach to Projects

“Excellence is never an accident; it is a result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” When it comes to the architecture, engineering, and construction field services (AEC) world, we call this Integrated Design. At Schemmer, our Integrated Design Process is a highly collaborative process…
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Schemmer’s Construction Administration Services, Taking the Burden off Our Clients

Delivering peace of mind has been a trait of Schemmer since our inception. And providing Construction Administration services is a clear demonstration of that commitment. We handle the day-to-day issues and observations and provide continual communication and progress updates to quickly resolve issues and minimize project delays. Our professionals offer a cost-effective observation process with…
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Our tagline: Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.

When you hear the phrases: "Just Do It" "I'm Lovin' It" "The Best a Man Can Get" "It's Finger-Lickin' Good" "The Ultimate Driving Machine" "You're In Good Hands" I bet you can name at least half of the companies or brands these taglines belong to. Taglines, just like the logo itself, help with brand recognition…
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Schemmer’s Integrated Design Process

Imagine a bee hive bustling with honeybees. Buzzing about, in and out of the hive, each one with a specialized job. Some are charged with cleaning the hive, others take care of the larvae, while others are designated to gather nectar to make honey. Collectively, all working together in unison towards a shared common goal.…
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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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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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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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