Meet Andy Brandel PE

Senior Vice President
Since starting as an intern, Andy has been a driven and forward-thinking member of the ISG team. As the leader of ISG’s Bloomington office, he guides the firm’s continued growth in the Twin Cities and across the region. Andy’s focus on building trusting client relationships through responsive and innovative civil engineering design has played a major role in the firm’s continued growth, as his ability to deliver results and versatility in civil design are next to none. Andy brings a comprehensive perspective to each project, leading a broad range of market services from transportation and athletic facilities, to drainage studies and new construction site work.

Articles by Andy Brandel

ISG’s Drone Program

Over the past decade, ISG has implemented the use of drones into their applied technology services. Since starting with a small quadcopter drone to capture images and videos for site documentation and marketing purposes, ISG’s drone program has significantly grown in numbers, capabilities, and quality.

Celebrating GIS Day and its Impact on Communities

Growing the public understanding of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has been an ongoing initiative around the world over the past 23 years. November 16th has been designated as GIS Day, intended to celebrate GIS and to educate our communities about the impact it has on our world and in our everyday lives. Today, ISG celebrates and reflects how GIS technology has developed and expanded, and how it can help our clients and the communities we serve.

Virtual Reality Markets Luxury Student Housing

Bringing premier student housing options to locations across the Midwest, ISG recently collaborated with Tailwind Group, a real estate management company, for the renovation of the community clubhouse at ‘The Quarters’ located near the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Reaching New Depths with HyDrone

Our world doesn’t stop at the water’s edge, and with HyDrone, neither do ISG’s survey capabilities. One of the newest additions to our fleet of industry-leading technology, this remote-controlled survey boat allows project teams and clients across our 12 business units to reach new depths as we investigate underwater terrain with speed, accuracy, and safety.

Where History and Technology Meet

Located about 90 miles directly north of Iowa’s capital city, Clarion is the seat of Wright County, Iowa, and home to more than 2,700 residents. On the eastern edge of the City is Evergreen Cemetery, a historic cemetery managed and maintained by the City. With more than 125 years of records on handwritten index cards and old paper maps stored at City Hall, the City was in desperate need of a modernized and accessible record-keeping system.

From “Where am I?” to “Who am I?”: The Evolution of Geographic Information Systems and its Application in the A/E Industry

In the broadest sense, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help us understand where we are in the world spatially. Examining spatial correlation, how close or far things are from each other, has been an important advancement in understanding human activity.

Living in the Grey to Uncover the Green

If generations could be defined by one word, an apt phrase for our current period may be “immediacy”.  This sense of immediacy courses through our society, influencing not only how we experience our entertainment, but how we gather and disseminate information and develop our policies.

Data Driven Solutions: Facility Assessments + Location Analyses

ISG is data driven and brimming with ingenuity to help clients maximize opportunities for their existing facilities.