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Be Ready. Be Aware. Are You Prepared for NFPA Arc Flash 2018 Updates?

Be aware. Be prepared. Be proactive. NFPA  2018 updates of the 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace), have a new philosophy for reducing arc flash risk: prevention. Up until now, the standard has typically focused on managing risk, but an emphasis has now been placed on also outlining proactive strategies to avoid arc flash incidents all together. Today, we’re exploring some of the key changes to the manual to help spread the word.

Wahpeton , Iowa, water tower overlooking West Lake Okoboji

How Lake Communities Can Meet Summer Water Demands

As millions flock to lakes during the summer, cities close to shore will see water usage rates double yearly averages. Here’s how innovative engineering helps lake communities cope with seasonal swings.

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The Art of Visualization

To help capture the essence of a client’s vision in an easy to grasp format, graphic renderings, video animation, plan production, and 3D modeling can make a huge impact and connect clients to their dreams and goals, making what was once a thought or sketch turn into reality. We recently sat down with Michael Blank, ISG Design Visualization Specialist, to talk more about the craft that helps promote community engagement, build consensus, and earn project support.

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Embracing + Reflecting on World Landscape Architecture Month

World Landscape Architecture Month may be coming to a close, but the long-lasting impact landscape architects make on our everyday lives, both professionally and personally, deserves to be celebrated year-round.

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Bringing Art Outside, and into the Community

Public art is being used to help build connections to communities, increasing resident investment in their neighborhoods and streets while attracting business and tourism to the cities they call home.

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2017 Interior Design Trends

Temperatures are dropping across the U.S., but these textures, patterns, and colors are heating up. Take a look at some of the hottest design trends and others on the horizon for 2017.

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Give Thanks, Then Get Outdoors – Join the Movement

A nation-wide campaign to get families outdoors, Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment, and new park and trail resources across the Midwest are enhancing outdoor visitor experiences - all while promoting active lifestyles and a greater connection to nature.

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Managing the Right Flow: Inflow + Infiltration 411

Reducing stormwater inflow to sanitary sewers through proactive efforts can have a tremendous impact on communities and homeowners alike.