Some trends already in motion prior to 2020 were accelerated to meet pandemic needs and will have a lasting presence.
Maddie McGuire joins Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as design engineer.
Randy Bultmann joins Schaefer’s drafting team as senior modeler.
Schaefer recognizes several staff promotions and achievements in 2021. Congratulations to these individuals!
The results are in! See how many local restaurant meals were donated through our 2020 holiday giving campaign.
The end of an era. Steve Schaefer, founder of the largest structural engineering firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, retires after 44 years.
Matthew Frank joins Schaefer’s Phoenix, Arizona drafting team as a senior modeler.
Our holiday giving campaigns center around community. We partnered with local restaurants to feed those in need.
Our team discusses challenges to reopen, innovations + what’s next for the entertainment industry after its COVID-19 shutdown.
We stand with our communities against racial injustice. As a firm, we’re committed to learning more + taking action. One step we’ve recently completed is inclusive workplace training. We partnered with Pope Consulting, a firm that has specialized in diversity, inclusion and culture change for over four decades, as our external partner for this important [...]
John McWilliams joins Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio structural engineering team as project manager.
Tilt-up concrete construction is no longer just for warehouses. Learn how tilt-up concrete is used across markets.
Schaefer wins first place for SMPS Marketing Communication Awards for its holiday piece.
Schaefer joined with 1800+ venues across the country to light up in RED for #RedAlertRESTART.
Jacquelyn Miller joins Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as design engineer.
John Thesing joins Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as design engineer.
Let’s compare two common options for industrial structures: precast concrete + tilt-up concrete wall panel construction.
CPS Strong offers Cincinnati Public Schools students physics credit because several CPS schools don’t offer it.
Jay Benzing joined Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio office in 1995 + is a senior modeler.
With the health + wellbeing of our team members our top priority, Schaefer has adopted a phased approach to returning to the office.
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) named Schaefer a finalist for its Marketing Communication Awards in the Holiday Piece category.
Converting an existing parking garage to an office building poses several significant challenges, and they can be overcome.
Converting an existing office building to a parking garage poses several significant challenges, and they can be overcome.
Nathan Walsman, PE joined Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio office in 2005 + is our parking design expert.
Steven Armstong joins Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as a project engineer.
With the increasing need to redevelop urban areas, cities have turned to repurposing parking to meet needs.
Tom Lake joins Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio modeling team as a senior modeler. Get to know Tom.
Tom Westrich joins Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio modeling team as a senior modeler. Get to know Tom.
In the interest of our people’s wellbeing + doing our part to minimize exposure to COVID-19, Schaefer is working remotely.
Meet Stephanie Ecker. She joined our Phoenix, Arizona structural engineering team as a project engineer.
Get your answers to some of the most common parking structure questions we’re asked.
Matt Horne, PE joined the firm’s Cincinnati, Ohio office in 2011 + is currently a principal.
Schaefer recognizes several staff promotions and achievements in 2020. Congratulations to these individuals!
Meg Mueller joined our Cincinnati, Ohio office as client relationship manager. Meg is charged with business development for the local market.
We invited our friends to decorate cookies, and in turn, we donated to the Technology Student Association.
We welcome Laura Goodman, PE to our entertainment structural engineering team.
We welcome John Heck to our structural engineering team in our Phoenix, Arizona office.
The market for new distribution + fulfillment centers is booming; facility designs are changing and adapting to what’s driving it.
We welcome Andrew Barone to our structural engineering team in our Columbus, Ohio office.
Schaefer teamed with PWC to rebuild a dilapidated deck for a 92-year-old Cincinnati homeowner.
Congratulations to Shawn Daley, who celebrates 25 years in Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio office as senior modeler.
We welcome Lizzie Miller to our structural engineering team in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
We welcome Abby Christman to the structural engineering team in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
Schaefer recognized as the first place winner for two SMPS Marketing Communication Awards.
SMPS Columbus Chapter recognized Schaefer’s Jordan Hill with the 2019 Arch City Marketer Award.
Schaefer listed as top structural engineering firm on Zweig Group’s 2019 Best Firms to Work For national ranking.
We welcome Aaron Pajestka to the structural engineering team in our Columbus, Ohio office. Aaron joins as design engineer.
Cole Mertz joins our structural engineering team as design engineer in our Columbus, Ohio office.
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) named Schaefer a finalist in three categories.
We welcome Sarah Lively to the team as design engineer in our Columbus, Ohio office.
The need to incorporate solutions that require less time and fewer workers is rising. We discuss trends we’re watching.
We welcome Chris Harper to the team as senior project manager in our Phoenix, Arizona office.
With another year in the books at Schaefer, we highlight the achievements of our team in 2018.
We welcome Luke Butler to the Schaefer team as a project engineer in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
Schaefer Vice President Sally Wehrman retires after ten years in her role as HR team leader at the firm.
We welcome Jamie D’Agostino as a Vice President in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
Schaefer welcomes Jason Hubbell to our structural engineering team as a design engineer in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
The University of Cincinnati chapter of Chi Epsilon named Greg Riley as Chapter Honor Member.
Schaefer welcomes Zac Wilson to our structural engineering team as a design engineer in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) named Schaefer winner in two categories.
Schaefer relocated its 50+ local team members to the Midland Building to accommodate future growth projections.
John Baucco, Design Engineer, joined the structural engineering team in Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio office.
The need to incorporate solutions that require less time and fewer workers is rising. We discuss trends we’re watching.
Structural engineer Chris Buckreus provides the direction you need to get started on a personal tornado shelter.
Previously a co-op student, Bridget Crowley returned to Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio office as a full-time structural engineer.
Gorman Heritage Farm was interested in reinforcing the second floor of the existing building to finish it into office space.
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) named Schaefer a finalist in two categories.
Kristen joins our Cincinnati, Ohio office structural engineering team as a design engineer. Learn more about Kristen!
Schaefer partners with ERChealth to offer voluntary programs and education to help team members live healthier lifestyles.
Do you ever feel like it just won’t stop snowing? Structural engineers account for that extra load in their designs.
Schaefer Vice President Robert Rogers has been certified as a structural engineering peer reviewer in the state of Arizona.
Schaefer announces the relocation of its 50+ local team members to the Midland Building at 537 East Pete Rose Way.
Zac Balhorn, Design Engineer, joined Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio office as a structural engineer.
Schaefer named the fourth best structural engineering firm according to Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business.
As Schaefer strives to lead the field, we must celebrate the accomplishments of our team and the individuals within it.
Allied Construction Industries (ACI) recognized Schaefer President Greg Riley with its Distinguished Service Award.
Schaefer team members spend up to three years in an individualized mentorship program.
Ballast might not be as appealing as the stage or the show, but safety and stability are paramount to your enjoyment.
Not sure where to go for Columbus Halloween 2017? We’ve picked our favorites.
Ryan Konst and Sally Wehrman were promoted to executive vice president and vice president, respectively.
The new 25,000 sq ft steel-framed building used approximately 160 tons of structural steel! Read more about the project.
Watch Jim Miller introduce Greg Riley as Schaefer’s new president, and learn more about the transition.
Greg Riley, PE, SE, structural engineer at Schaefer for the past 22 years, is appointed president.
Meet Ryan Konst, PE, CPSM. We asked Schaefer’s executive vice president ten questions about himself.
Meet Robert Rogers, PE, SE. We asked Schaefer’s vice president ten questions about himself.
Meet Greg Riley, PE, SE. We asked Schaefer’s president ten questions about himself.
Schaefer’s Phoenix office took home the award for its “Rise Up Against Hunger” structure.
Chris Buckreus, PE joins our Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as project manager.
Ten questions with Larry Paxton, PE, Schaefer Columbus’ newest project manager.
In wood-frame buildings, cumulative shrinkage can be significant and have an impact on function and performance.
A Schaefer co-op student makes the most of her experience by building her technical skills and community.
Nate Baugh, CPA joined Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio office as controller. He leads our finance department.
Schaefer took home two Merit Awards at SMPS Build Business Evening of Excellence for its Direct-Mail and Video initiatives.
Schaefer says goodbye to one of our most tenured employees as Ed Schwieter announces his retirement.
Just one year after opening a Phoenix office, Schaefer’s team expanded to a larger office space in the Midtown neighborhood.
Different parts of the country have special nuances to consider when designing buildings.
Jared Clifton joins Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio office as a modeler. Welcome to the team!
Taylor Norman, PE joined Schaefer’s structural engineering team as a project manager out of our Phoenix, Arizona office.
Learn the story behind the observation tower in Blue Ash’s Summit Park (originally published in Modern Steel Construction).
Schaefer’s “Work at Schaefer” video, featured on our Careers page, took home the Bronze Telly Award for Corporate Image.
SMPS named Schaefer a finalist for two of its Marketing Communication Awards categories: Video (External) and Direct-Mail.
Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio office adds Lara Stroup, PE to the structural engineering team as project engineer.
Schaefer’s entertainment division, Entertainment Structures Group (ESG) rebrands under parent company’s name.
There are all kinds of reasons why water might be coming into your basement – how’s it getting into yours?
Connect. Develop. Lead. These three objectives of the CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Emerging Leadership Program align with Schaefer's core values. Knowing our senior leadership supported the C-Change program and believed in my involvement, I spent the third Wednesday of every month in 2016 with a group of diverse people working towards a common goal: to elevate our city. While each month’s session [...]
Structural engineers are focused on the stability of the building framework, or the “skeleton” behind the drywall.
Franci Boatright joins our Cincinnati, Ohio office’s finance team as staff accountant. What a great addition!
Lauren Lonce joins our Cincinnati, Ohio human resources team as talent acquisition manager.
Columbus Business First lists Schaefer’s Grandview Yard office as a cool space to work.
Chris Hahnel joins our Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as a design engineer.
We may be new, but we already call it our home. We share our top ten reasons to love Phoenix, Arizona.
There are so many reasons to love our Columbus, Ohio hometown, but (somehow) we pick our top ten.
We’ve been a part of Cincinnati, Ohio’s community since we opened in 1976. Here’s why we love our hometown.
The structures booth was awarded the Best Technology Exhibit for its presentation of two interactive models.
Even where significant seismic events are rare, seismic bracing of critical components in essential facilities is important.
As graphic designer, Jordan Hill joins Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio office as a part of our marketing team.
The story behind designing a structure that looks similar to something seen on the African Veldt.
Schaefer ranked as the third best structural engineering firm on Zweig Group’s Best Firms to Work For national ranking.
Last night, Meg Mueller, Schaefer Business Development Manager, walked across the stage to receive the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Business Developer of the Year Award. The final meeting for the organization's event season celebrated individual and SMPS achievements over the past year. SMPS chose Meg for the award because of how well her professional values [...]
Rachel Hock joins Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as a design engineer.
We can’t believe we’ve already been in Columbus, Ohio for ten years! See how we’ve grown.
With approximately the same processes for natural aggregates, recycled concrete can be used.
Margaret Milliken joins our Cincinnati, Ohio office’s finance team as staff accountant. Welcome to the team!
A premium music experience is the goal, but event safety is the most important aspect of the show.
Schaefer announces the official launch of our newest office. Phoenix, Arizona is Schaefer’s third location.
Brad Samblanet, PE, SE joins Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio structural engineering team as a project engineer.
During those chilly months, did you notice gaps in your wood trim? We explain why and if you should be concerned.
Cameron Tousi joins our Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team as a design engineer.
ICF is a type of permanent concrete formwork that creates the external wall envelope of a building.
As a project engineer, Matt Ogorzaly, PE joined Schaefer’s Columbus, Ohio structural engineering team.
We have designed the FIRST Cross Laminated Timber Wood hotel in the United States.
Cold-formed steel framing offers a cost-effective and efficient solution to provide structural support for building features.
The Cincinnati facility finished one month ahead of schedule due to the team’s diligent efforts.
Schaefer sponsors the SMPS Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Classic benefitting The Maria Tiberi Foundation.
Here’s what makes each approach unique and advantageous — and examples that help explain the differences.
Our culture embraces learning and we take pride in our mentoring program, helping young engineers become successful.
Schaefer Cincinnati participated in the Corporate Work Study Program, which pairs students with local firms.
The jurors are visiting Columbus, Ohio for the weekend to judge the SMPS Marketing Communications Awards.
Phil Niekamp joins our Cincinnati, Ohio office’s structural engineering team as a design engineer.
Jen Cheslik joins our Columbus, Ohio office as an administrative assistant. Learn more about her from these ten Q+As!
A well-written contract can be a valuable tool to increase project efficiencies, client satisfaction and overall project success.
Ross Woods joins our Cincinnati, Ohio office’s structural engineering team as a design engineer.
Having a good contract can make your projects run more efficiently and improve your firm’s profits.
Cracks may be harmless or may be an indication of a significant structural problem. We describe different cracks you may see.
CPSM marketers are an industry-recognized group lending expertise to initiatives + promoting improvement in the profession.
Schaefer sponsors the SMPS Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Classic that benefits three children’s charities.
Bleachers at schools, community centers and athletic facilities are required to have a bleacher inspection performed annually.
Schaefer took the 8th spot for the best structural engineering firm to work for in a national ranking.
Schaefer Columbus relocated to a larger office space in Grandview Yard to make room for continued growth.
Schaefer was recognized with the Brand Identity award at the annual SMPS Columbus Marketing Awards.
We thank AIA Cincinnati for its persistence to continually improve the Greater Cincinnati architectural community.
Schaefer joins WVU’s team in the competition to design, build and operate solar-powered houses.
Jim Miller discusses working with clients who understand the value of collaborative + proactive structural engineers.
Schaefer’s Marshall Carman discusses the underlying assumptions within each application, and why the results vary.
Read more about the Hamilton County Park District Sharon Woods Kreis Dam and Bridge Repair.
We realize that our 30+ year old brand no longer portrays us as who we’ve become. We have rebranded as Schaefer.
Schaefer helps with the design to develop a new life for the original and iconic Hollywood sign.
We’ll help you better understand how mating fasteners work together in order to achieve a reliable connection.
A dynamic load is any load that moves, changing magnitude or direction over time.
Safety is key. Please take a moment to evaluate your current state of preparedness, and consider the following questions.
We’re answering questions about fastener torque and how washers affect the connection in any given circumstance.