Expertise

New School Positions the Maple River School District for Success!

This fall, the Maple River School District will open its doors of the newly constructed PreK-12 school in Mapleton, Minnesota. Until now, the District’s three schools have been serving the four communities of Amboy, Mapleton, Good Thunder, and Minnesota Lake. The aging schools lacked modern student learning spaces and needed safety, security, and accessibility improvements. From operating costs to inadequate resources, it was clear that the long-term sustainability of the facilities was in jeopardy. The District needed a solution to the growing problems it was facing for their students, faculty, and the community that it serves, as well as an outlined process to ensure smooth transition into construction and move-in.

Take Action through Stormwater Planning

In the simplest form, stormwater planning involves understanding the impact water runoff and rainfall events will have on your city and its infrastructure. To gain this insight, it is important to have the right resources and tools available to accurately predict how much water runoff will occur throughout the year and where it will go.

Community Development Planning: It’s Not Magic, It’s a Strong Consultant Partnership

Traveling through other communities, do you find yourself envious of the culture, vibrancy, and growth they are experiencing? Do you ever wish your own city was a destination for new people, recreation, and business? Thriving communities didn’t wave a magic wand to have flower baskets appear downtown, a splash pad at the community park, or new housing development near the growing school district. There is no magic wand or formula to bring about the change you want to see in your community, but instead proactive, intentional planning.

Revitalization + Restoration—Martin County Courthouse

Overlooking Lake Sisseton in Fairmont, Minnesota, the Martin County Courthouse and a 108-foot tower with a copper dome serves as a historic landmark and image for Martin County and the surrounding community. Due to water infiltration and concerns with structural integrity, the County sought ISG to conduct a feasibility study to assess the existing conditions of the remarkable building. What started as a feasibility study, has become an extensive restoration project by teams at ISG and the County, and numerous restoration experts.

Clean Air Meets Creative Design

The quality of air we breathe is connected to the quality of life that we live. Indoor air quality is especially important, as it is directly correlated to one’s health, wellness, and ability to perform. In the past few years, there has been an emphasis on air quality enhancements for employers and engineers to develop solutions to create safer, cleaner environmental spaces. In honor of Air Quality Week, ISG gives kudos to the mechanical team for their commitment to being clean air advocates.

Meet Construction Administrator Jeff Hess

With an optimistic perspective and personal growth mind-set, Jeff Hess is a hardworking Construction Administrator who encourages ISG’s spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Read on to learn more about how Jeff’s childhood on the farm has influenced his personal and professional path.

The Winds of Change May Impact Your Food Production Plant

Food production facilities are complex, dynamic systems, requiring healthy facility systems to operate correctly and prevent food contamination. An unassuming aspect of facility health lies within the HVAC systems. While heating and cooling capacities and filtration levels are often adequate, the most often overlooked aspect of the HVAC systems, is the relative pressurization between spaces.

Meet Graduate Engineer Austin Eigenberg

Motivated by the “infinite opportunities” he is experiencing in construction engineering; Austin embraces the challenges and ever-changing demands of the industry. This dog lover and camper enthusiast is building his dream project, dream home, and dream life in one of the fastest growing regions of the U.S.—South Dakota.

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