Tag Archive for: construction

Designing the Perfect Pickleball Court: A Comprehensive Guide

Pickleball. It’s all the rage. In fact, it’s the fastest-growing sport that blends elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. In the United States alone, pickleball has captured the hearts of millions since the 1960s. As the popularity and remarkable growth continue, the demand for more courts is rising. This is sure to have decision makers […]

The Midway Point: Progress Continues on Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre’s New Karachi Facility

For several decades, Schmidt Associates has maintained a working partnership with The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (SKMHRC) in Pakistan. Spearheaded by distinguished physicians Nausherwan Burki, Faisal Sultan, and Aasim Yusaf, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre has taken the lead in establishing a network of cutting-edge cancer treatment facilities across […]

Choosing a Construction Delivery Method for K-12 Building Projects

If you’re starting your first building or renovation project in your district—or even your first project in a long time—there can be a hefty learning curve. The processes are nuanced, there are endless acronyms and industry jargon, and many different people and organizations are involved. For even the savviest of school administrators, it can be […]

How to Avoid Negative Impacts of School Construction Projects on Students

PART 1 IN A SERIES Proper planning is critical to avoid unintended consequences of school construction for those who matter most—students. Initiating a new school build or a significant renovation can be a lengthy process. Getting the project approved, perhaps passing a referendum, and determining the vision for your new or updated facilities is a […]

Q&A Session with Eric Wolf, Field Manager

Fast Facts About Eric Discipline: Construction Administration Hometown: Logansport, IN Education: Purdue University Who He’d Pick to Play Himself in a Movie: Robert Redford     From a construction site to a campground, Eric Wolf, construction delivery field manager, feels most at home outside and surrounded by nature. What drew you to engineering and construction? Construction […]

Q&A Session with Robin Leising

In an industry where only one in ten workers is a woman, Robin Leising, Construction Administrator for Schmidt Associates, shines. Whether it is her quick wit, her strong confidence, or her amicable personality, Robin fits right in on the job site and is well respected.       Tell me about your background. Growing up […]

What are the Roles of a Design/Build Team?

Typically there are three primary team members on a design/build project. They include the Owner, the criteria developer, and the design/build (D/B) contractor. Each one is explained in more detail below: 1. Owner •  Work with criteria developer to capture needs and desires in criteria documents/contract documents •  Implement a process to select D/B contractor […]

Q&A Session with Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler, Construction Administrator, is a big eater with an even bigger heart. He can often be seen walking around the office with a carton of ice cream in hand and a big smile on his face.           Tell me about yourself. Growing up in Greenfield, I had an uncle and […]

A Word from Our Owners – Cornerstone Lutheran Church

Jane Callahan is the Director of Organizational and New Site Development at Cornerstone Lutheran Church – Fishers. As director, she oversees the development of new sites for the church including policy and planning, building projects, and organizational changes and structure.  Jane has been with Cornerstone Lutheran Church for 5 years after a 35-year career in […]

Construction Workforce Trends

Schmidt Associates regularly tracks and discusses impacts to the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industry so we can be prepared to respond. We have seen a tightening in the labor market, which results in higher construction costs for our clients. As clients ask what is causing this, we found a report by McGraw Hill Construction* that […]