Schoel News

VGauge

March 24, 2017

Do you have a need for a rain gauge at your site or facility but do not want the hassle that comes with operating and maintaining a gauge?  Schoel offers a precipitation monitoring service called VGauge that requires no equipment and eliminates the hassles.  Because we use radar to measure the rainfall for the precipitation… Read more >

2nd Annual Schoel Engineering Shrimp Boil

November 18, 2016

On Thursday, September 22nd, Schoel Engineering hosted its 2nd annual Shrimp Boil. This event is a small thank you to all of our wonderful team members, clients, and associates. Schoel is truly honored to work with so many great people and we hope to continue building stronger relationships in the future! Here are a few photos… Read more >

Southeast Project of the Year – Grandview Medical Center

November 11, 2016

Congratulations to everyone on the project team for Grandview Medical Center, which recently won ENR’s Southeast Project of the Year!  We are extremely proud to have been a part of the design team and it is great to see a project that will benefit so many people be recognized. We used our entire suite of services on Grandview Medical Center –… Read more >

5 Changes for the Upcoming ADEM Construction General Permit

April 19, 2016

As of April 1, 2016 ADEM has issued a new NPDES General Permit for Construction Activity that will be in effect for the next 5 years.  As in past permits this generally applies to construction sites that will disturb 1 acre or more of land.  As we reviewed the draft permit and then the final… Read more >

As-Built Revit Models

March 11, 2016

In 2015, the Health Facilities Management (HFM) and the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) performed a survey of over 3,000 hospital and health system executives to learn about trends in hospital construction. The survey indicated that 67% of respondents are or will soon be re-purposing existing spaces.  This trend will lead to a greater need… Read more >

Grandview Medical Center

December 21, 2015

On October 10, 2015, the Birmingham Metro Area welcomed Grandview Medical Center (formerly Trinity Medical Center) into business.  Fourteen years after construction started, the doors were opened on what was once known as HealthSouth’s Digital Hospital.  The U.S. Highway 280 corridor now has a full service hospital to serve communities such as Greystone, Liberty Park,… Read more >

Revitalization of the Parkside District

September 23, 2015

The June 10th AL.com news article, “Regions Field, from idea to home run”, outlined how the recent development of Regions Field has ignited growth throughout the Parkside District.  The growth began 6 years ago when the President of Corporate Realty, Robert Simon, pitched the idea of a downtown ballpark to Don Logan, the owner of… Read more >

Schoel Engineering Assists Birmingham Residents In Shades Creek Flood Zone

June 24, 2015

Recent updates to the Jefferson County, Alabama Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels have resulted in changes to the floodplain boundaries affecting property owners in the Crestline and Eastwood neighborhoods in the City of Birmingham.  These neighborhoods are almost entirely residential with several hundred properties located within the floodplain.  On behalf of the neighborhoods, the… Read more >

Schoel Helps Community Find Flooding Solution

February 20, 2015

For many years, a dedicated group at Schoel has asked the question “How can we better utilize our knowledge and skills to better serve our community?” With a wealth of expertise in hydrology, we were determined to create something that would help protect lives and property damage during flood events. We envisioned a system that… Read more >

A New Solution to an Unreachable Problem

December 18, 2014

As a firm that has been in business since 1888, Schoel Engineering is no stranger to unique client requests. However, a recent situation challenged our use of traditional methods versus high-tech. An architectural firm in Great Britain wanted an accurate 3D representation of the Galleria Mall food court in Birmingham, AL, in order to locate… Read more >