Category Archives: Site/Civil

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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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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EXPOSED | Schemmer Civil Engineer, Matt Hubel, P.E., CPSWQ, LEED AP

To be honest, I got into the engineering profession after the results from a high school aptitude test I said that I should be an engineer. I enrolled in civil engineering at University of Nebraska at Omaha, but didn’t know what civil engineers actually did until I got my first job as an intern. It’s…
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EXPOSED | Schemmer Civil Engineer Matt Sutton, P.E., LEED AP

I have always been self-motivated to be better at something tomorrow than I am today. For me, success is measured by believing that it’s possible to make the world a better place, simply based upon your outlook on life and the way you choose to live it out. I see myself as a calm, level-headed…
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