Targeted.
Innovative.
Sustainable.

Public Works

Market Overview


Focus

Extended life of necessary city infrastructure with an emphasis on targeted growth, sustainability, and manageable plans of action.
Positive partnerships, sense of place, and inclusive and right-sized community efforts.
Sites and systems that adhere to standards and regulations backed by seamlessly coordinated projects.

Public Works Projects

Ingenuity At Work

3D Scanning

From handheld and free-standing 3D scanning technology to the lastest GeoSlam tools, our design and engineering teams can accurately demonstrate where specific project elements, such as utility piping, structural additions, and soil corrections, are required with greater clarity. Also, this complementary 3D scanning technology saves time and money by helping to minimize change orders and allowing for safe, non-intrusive analysis' of existing structures. If an area or space isn't safe to access, or a different view is simply needed, our 3D scanning tools can take assessment capabilities to a whole new level.

Drone + Thermal Imaging

The key to effectively integrating drone technology is in the team. Our certified drone pilots capture aerial survey photos, quickly model surfaces, monitor any necessary exterior construction, and develop preliminary site plans more efficiently than traditional methods. Whether through thermal imaging technology or high-resolution images and footage, the results support engaged and informed stakeholders, as well as empowered design teams. With the ability to observe complex angles and model surfaces safely, our drone capabilities transform projects and provide a game-changing view of the future.

GIS

We use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and complementary platforms to drive project efficiency and connect contextual elements to the world around us. Whether that’s through reducing the number of site visits needed or having geometrically accurate spatial and tabular information, our GIS offerings create an efficient and accurate work-cycle for public infrastructure and private partners alike. With a dedicated, in-house GIS team, additional tools such as ArcGIS/ESRI and FieldWire provide an added layer of visibility and accessibility to industry-leading investigation, inventory, and design efforts.

Pipe Crawler

In-depth, investigative services in ditches, pipes, and other hard-to-access areas are supported by our pipe crawling survey capabilities. With seamless integration into design software, we are able to identify and measure critical project elements to a level of accuracy not available with the human hand, while also providing consistent and safe accessibility.

Public Works News

ISG Project Recognized with Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa - A Partnership with the City of Algona

January 15, 2019 – The City of Algona, Iowa was recently awarded a Best Development Award by 1000 Friends of Iowa in the Stormwater Management Category for its Downtown Green Parking Lot Infrastructure Renewal project. Permeable pavers, native plants and trees, combined with water storage, all contribute to water quality improvement strategies for the community through this project.
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ISG Project Manager Nick Frederiksen Receives Consulting Engineer of the Year Award

December 10, 2018 – In recognition of achievements and expertise in the design and construction of asphalt pavement, ISG Project Manager, Nick Frederiksen, was recently honored as the Consulting Engineer of the Year from the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI) during their awards ceremony this week. Nick, having recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with ISG, a nationally recognized and locally rooted multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, was nominated for services specific to the City of West Des Moines HMA Resurfacing Program, building upon positive relationships that had developed leading up to the project.
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Forward-looking Development at Hillcrest Industrial Park Announced

October 4, 2018 – A ceremonial ribbon was cut at the Hillcrest Industrial Park site in Colman, South Dakota this past Monday, October 1st, to celebrate the Park’s new designation as a Certified Ready Site. With a master plan, led by industry leading architecture and engineering firm ISG, unveiled at the event, the ribbon cutting signified another major step towards development and evolution within the State. Project partners, Heartland Consumers Power District (Heartland), South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the City of Colman, and CEDC, were present alongside ISG at the event, which was open to community members, business owners, and media representatives.
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Uma Vempati Receives George Warren Fuller Award from American Water Works Association

September 21, 2018 – Uma Vempati, PE, PMP, ENV SP, recently received the George Warren Fuller Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at the organization’s Minnesota September 2018 conference in Duluth, Minnesota. Uma, Associate Principal and Water Solutions leader at ISG, joins the ranks of other notable American water solutions professionals who have been honored over the organization’s 100+ year history. The annual award recognizes winners for “distinguished service in the water supply field and in commemoration of the sound engineering skill and the constructive leadership of a person in the Association,” as described by the AWWA.
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