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 elements, all need to be inspected to ensure the constructability and safety of a project. Construction materials testing (CMT) and special inspections (SI) can reveal issues related to quality, highlight future risks and assist with engineering decisions. These tests can be cost-effective to help avoid expensive repair or renovation work to correct faults and reduce risks to other people and property. CMT and SI are also crucial for keeping a project in line with applicable legal requirements, including occupational safety and environmental regulations.
Your success begins with Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections
Schemmer’s construction materials testing is a discipline of civil/geotechnical engineering that is custom-made to your needs. Our services involve complete project site investigation and testing services for construction, public sectors, local municipalities, as well as civil engineering and environmental markets.
Special inspections include checking rebar for footings and floor slabs, ensuring nuts and bolts are secure, welds are sufficient, testing grout and confirming rebar is placed correctly before the next section of wall is constructed, and everything complies with the International Code Council's (ICC) International Business Code (IBC).
Responsiveness to Your Needs
Our Construction Materials Testing Laboratory enables our geotechnical engineers and technicians to provide time-sensitive quality control testing services for earthwork and concrete construction. Our laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment for testing and follows strict quality assurance guidelines for equipment usage and calibration. The laboratory, combined with our local knowledge and resources, enables Schemmer to respond quickly to ever-changing construction needs and schedules.
Schemmer - Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.
Serving You, Our Client
Schemmer’s geotechnical engineers are experienced in determining properties of soil, rock and underground water, as well as their relation to design, construction, support and operation of engineering projects.
Our professionals offer you:
- Expert engineering and analysis in this highly specialized field
- The latest in laboratory and testing equipment
- Laboratory validation by US Army Corps of Engineers
- Laboratory certification by Nebraska Department of Transportation
- Laboratory procedures certified by the Iowa Department of Transportation
- Use of “best practices” by certified technicians and licensed engineers
- Routinely calibrated equipment
Who We Are
Schemmer is a full-service architecture, engineering and construction field services consultant, providing responsible solutions for complex design and construction-related challenges. Founded in 1959, we are grounded in our past but remain fully committed to the future. Located in three States and six offices throughout the Midwest, Schemmer is providing services to clients from coast-to-coast and border-to-border across the United States.
Schemmer's services include:
- Field Services