Category Archives: Structural

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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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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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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