Integrated Design – Schemmer’s 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 that resides under one roof, applying teamwork principles working together to provide responsible solutions for an entire building and all of its systems together.

Integrated Design - Schemmer's Approach to Projects

As a full-service AEC firm, we offer a dozen different design and engineering disciplines. Schemmer’s Integrated Design Process engages all in-house disciplines early and often, establishing solutions and client expected outcomes for all design disciplines at all stages of the project. Working together early and often enables our team to identify obstacles, opportunities, and possible synergies while the design is still flexible enough to take full advantage of them, which in turn can result in:

    • Capital cost savings
    • Improved project delivery
    • Better architect-engineer workflow
    • Improved occupant well-being

Integrated Design: Think "Big Picture"

Schemmer’s process breaks down disciplinary boundaries and requires the entire project team to think “big picture.”

Our team utilizes the benefits of Building  Information Modeling (BIM) to effectively communicate during the design process. We provide deliverables that not only enable our clients to see a design come to life with 3D imagery, but also help the entire design team better communicate, understand, and manage the project as it evolves.

Integrated Design - Schemmer's Approach to Projects

This process, coupled with our fully-adhered QA/QC program, delivers quality construction documents that are second to none. Our QA/QC philosophy is founded on the interrelationships of all team members and is a pattern of behavior by highly educated engineers and technicians who strive for excellence. The realized benefits are enormous with architecture and engineering under the same roof, with the shared goal of generating a seamless design that doesn’t bother with limiting ideas by discipline but rather seeks to find the best solution specific to each client and project.

During the design process, we will strive to accomplish the following:

  • Realize the importance of defined and specific progress submittals and their value to facilitating an orderly thought process and development of the project.
  • Produce high-quality designs using sound engineering principles and professional design standards.
  • Frequent team meetings.
  • A review of the project by a group of senior engineers and principals will be completed prior to submitting plans to assure that the project complies with the contract and level of service expected, is technically adequate, is coordinated between design disciplines, and is buildable.

Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.

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.

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