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engineer-roundup

National Engineers Week – ISG Engineer Roundup

In honor of #NationalEngineersWeek, we are sparking ingenuity with a compilation of Engineering blogs. From Employee Spotlights to articles by our own Engineers, this list is sure to elicit thinking outside of the box (much like these engineers do everyday)!

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#WorldEnvironmentDay – A Year in Review for the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

In honor of #WorldEnvironmentalDay during the week of June 4th, we’re looking back at some of the highlights from the new Jay C. Hormel Nature Center’s first year, ongoing efforts to support the Center as a regional destination for environmental learning, and the nature-based program opportunities for explorers of all ages in the coming months.

Sioux City Promenade Plan

A Case Study in Unconventional Urban Renewal

Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, Iowa, the Promenade is a public space surrounded by the local movie theatre, Sioux City Convention Center, and nearby coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. See how ISG implemented unconventional urban renewal strategies to revitalize this popular space.

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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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2017 National Get Outdoors Day – Unlock 3 Keys to Success for Creating ATV, OHV Trails

In honor of National Outdoors Day, we’re powering up the adventure with some added excitement and horsepower, focusing on the ever popular all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway vehicle (OHV), and snowmobile trails and amenities.

architecture visualization

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.

landscaping and placemaking in downtown communities

Placemaking: 3 Steps to Finding the Right Fit for Each Community

The goal, for any community, is to sustain a high quality of life by creating spaces of cultural, recreational, and economic significance - an effort urban planning and design professionals have recently termed termed “placemaking.” This community and engagement driven approach incorporates the 3-step placemaking planning process to follow and can help make such City efforts successful.

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