Category Archives: Structural

Iowa West Pickleball Club Ribbon Cutting

Schemmer attended the Iowa West Field House Pickleball Club Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 25th.This project was a 16,000 SF tenant improvement project for the Iowa West Foundation in previously vacant bays of the Iowa West Fieldhouse in Council Bluffs. The existing facility already houses several basketball and volleyball courts. This project transformed the…
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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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Schemmer Awarded ACEC Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award

Schemmer Awarded ACEC Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award Schemmer was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award in the Transportation Category at the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet held on May 14, 2019. Schemmer’s Darin Brown, PE, and Matt Rasmussen, PE, were on hand to accept the award. [caption…
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Jason Heinze, PE, SE, LEED AP, Commercial/Industrial Group Leader

With dreams of becoming a brain surgeon (it would make the most money, you know?), Jason Heinze, PE, SE, LEED AP, started working in third grade with a newspaper route. From there he went on to mow lawns and work at Taco Johns while his ideal job changed from brain surgeon to stockbroker. Going in…
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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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Using Drone Technology for Building Assessments

Gone are the days when assessing a building meant putting yourself in possible dangerous situations, like: climbing onto potentially unstable rooftops using scaffolds in order to inspect property elements high off the ground Drone technology is becoming more common and has transformed the building assessment industry in many ways, but one of the biggest is…
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Schemmer Awarded Two 2019 ACEC Nebraska Merit Awards

Schemmer has received two 2019 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Nebraska Merit Awards. The categorical Merit Awards were awarded to the firm for our County Road G76 Over I-35 project for the Iowa Department of Transportation in the Structural Systems category and the OPW 53048 Missouri River Water Resource Recovery Facility: Primary Clarifiers Piping Rehabilitation for the City of Omaha in the Water and Waste Water category. Once a year, the ACEC celebrates those exhibiting the most innovative projects…
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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 Hosts MATC Intern Program Field Trip

Schemmer had the pleasure of hosting students from the Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) Intern Program today in our Omaha office. Schemmer's Shane Swope, PE, gave a presentation on Schemmer's history, an overview of the rewards and challenges of consulting and civil engineering and the different disciplines. As well as various types of transportation projects and…
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