Creative Canstruction Design Earns Structural Ingenuity Award

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Outreach | No Comments
Creative Canstruction Design Earns Structural Ingenuity Award

Schaefer’s Phoenix office, a part of the DWL Architects + Planners and Sundt Construction, Inc. Phoenix Canstruction team, took home the Structural Ingenuity Award for their “Rise Up Against Hunger” structure. The award is judged on innovative structural design, shown through complexity and stability, but also must score well in categories that almost all of […]

Staff Spotlight: Chris Buckreus, PE

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Chris Buckreus, PE

Welcome to our Cincinnati office, Chris! He’s one of Schaefer’s newest project managers. 1. What inspired you to pursue structural engineering? Legos, Lincoln Logs and NASA, not necessarily in that order. My childhood had many hours “wasted” building, taking apart, and re-building Legos and Lincoln logs – I think that’s where my love of architecture and […]

Staff Spotlight: Larry Paxton, PE

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Larry Paxton, PE

Ten questions with Larry Paxton, PE, Schaefer Columbus’ newest project manager.

Accommodating Shrinkage in Multi-Story Wood-Frame Structures

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Outreach | No Comments
Accommodating Shrinkage in Multi-Story Wood-Frame Structures

Originally published on the WoodWorks website In wood-frame buildings of three or more stories, cumulative shrinkage can be significant and have an impact on the function and performance of finishes, openings, mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems, and structural connections. However, as more designers look to wood-frame construction to improve the cost and sustainability of their mid-rise projects, […]

Staff Spotlight: My Trip to Colombia

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Civic, Outreach, Staff | 2 Comments
Staff Spotlight: My Trip to Colombia

Schaefer structural engineer, Bernie Kooi, recounts his experience providing structural assessments in Colombia.

Race to the Finish: My Experience as a Schaefer Co-op Student

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Hometowns, Outreach, Staff | No Comments
Race to the Finish: My Experience as a Schaefer Co-op Student

One month into my co-op at Schaefer, I was asked to do something way beyond my comfort zone: run the Flying Pig 4-Person Relay. Of course, trying to impress my team members, I confidently agreed with a smile on my face and continued back to my desk before anyone could hear my pounding heart. I […]

Staff Spotlight: Nate Baugh, CPA

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Nate Baugh, CPA

Nate, our new controller, has joined our Cincinnati office. 1. Why did you choose to join Schaefer? The first two things that attracted me to Schaefer were the people and the work. The culture is very inviting and a comfortable place to be. Additionally, instead of just fulfilling the role as “the numbers guy” who […]

Staff Spotlight: Mike Brandes

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Mike Brandes

We welcome Mike as a new structural engineer in our Cincinnati office. 1. Where are you from? I grew up in Kendall Park, New Jersey. 2. Favorite thing to do off the clock. Sail. 3. What would you do with $1 million? I would pay off my school debt and give my parents the money […]

SMPS Merit Award Winner for Schaefer Marketing Initiatives

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in News, Outreach | No Comments
SMPS Merit Award Winner for Schaefer Marketing Initiatives

Schaefer took home two Merit Awards at Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Build Business Evening of Excellence. The two initiatives, Direct-Mail and Video, were announced as SMPS Marketing Communication Awards finalists in their categories in May 2017. We submitted our “Work at Schaefer” video that’s featured on the Careers page of our website. The recruiting and culture focused […]

Ed’s Next Adventure

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Staff | 2 Comments
Ed’s Next Adventure

This week, Schaefer says goodbye to one of our most tenured employees, Ed Schwieter. For the past 32 years, Ed has been an integral part of the Schaefer team. Joining Schaefer in 1985 as a production engineer with a few years of experience, he rose through the ranks leading projects and teams until becoming vice […]