Emery Schramm, CESCL Joins R&M’s Construction Services Department

June 8, 2021
Emery Schramm

Emery Schramm, CESCL recently joined R&M as an Engineering Associate in the firm’s Construction Services Department. Emery will provide construction oversight, field inspections and materials testing on a variety of building, bridge, transportation, site development, utility and waterfront projects.

Emery is a former R&M employee, originally joining the firm in 2007 as an Engineering Intern, working during the summer construction season for several years. She joined full-time as an Engineering Associate in 2013. Emery left the firm in 2019 to pursue other opportunities and focus on her family.

“It’s great having a familiar face back on the team,” said Paul Hetzel, PE, R&M’s Vice President of Construction Services. “Emery jumped right back into the action, immediately filling a number of roles. She made an instant impact, like she never left.”

Emery has participated in a wide range of construction administration, special inspection, and materials sampling and testing projects. Her experience includes inspections of seismic-resistant systems, anchor bolts, fireproofing, and laboratory testing for proctor tests, gradations, concrete strength, slump, air and unit weight, as well as soils, aggregate, asphalt and concrete inspection, sampling and testing services for road, airport and public facility projects. Emery’s various skill sets allow her leverage and flexibility in performing multiple inspection and sampling and testing activities.

“Paul called me out of the blue about coming back to R&M,” said Emery. “I’ve always liked what I did here and it played out to where it was beneficial to come back and do the job I knew how to do and enjoyed so much.”

Since being back at R&M, Emery has been working in R&M’s materials laboratory, calibrating testing equipment, conducting various tests in support of geotechnical field work and preparing for reaccreditation of the lab.

“I enjoy seeing the process of how a project is built,” said Emery. “It’s interesting to see it progress from plans to construction to the final completed product and seeing all the changes and processes along the way.”

Emery is an Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL); American Concrete Institute (ACI) qualified in concrete, field and aggregate; and Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC) qualified in aggregate, asphalt, embankment and base, and density. She enjoys fishing, hunting, berry picking and playing with her boys.