Safe Digging with Alabama 811

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Best Practices, Safety | No Comments
Safe Digging with Alabama 811

By: Matt Lackey, Survey- UAS/Drone Pilot Whether you are an engineer, contractor, or property owner, you play an essential role in keeping people safe with every dig. Safe digging begins with calling Alabama 811. Alabama 811 is dedicated to preventing damage to Alabama’s underground utilities and promoting public safety. The organization functions as a communication […]

Engineers’ Day on the Hill

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Engineers’ Day on the Hill

By: Richard Holt, P.E., Tennessee Branch Manger ACEC Tennessee is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), a national federation whose mission is to strengthen the business environment for its member firms through government advocacy, political action, and business education. ACEC Tennessee is comprised of more than 110 engineering companies with […]

New Roads with Unique Challenges

New Roads with Unique Challenges

The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment. Engineers and planners face a variety […]

Bringing Light to Dark Situations with Designs for Hope

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Community, Community involvement | No Comments
Bringing Light to Dark Situations with Designs for Hope

By: Mary Hope Kalin, Marketing Coordinator Designs for Hope is making great strides in providing sustainable electricity, clean water, and other innovative solutions to Christian disciple makers in developing countries. The Alabama-based nonprofit uses engineering as a missional ministry to serve communities in Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, India, and Nicaragua. Sain has supported Designs for […]

The Importance of Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

The Importance of Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

By: Tony Montanaro, PE The Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission hosted the Federal Highway Administration’s Designing Streets for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Workshop on February 20th and 21st. I had the opportunity to attend as a representative of Sain Associates, along with other consultants and individuals from local municipalities and organizations. The two-day workshop was […]

Girl Day 2020

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Community involvement, Training, Uncategorized | No Comments
Girl Day 2020

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day, is a national event promoted by DiscoverE as part of their Engineering Week initiative. The purpose of the event is to introduce girls to local female leaders, help develop their understanding of engineering, and inspire girls to pursue engineering or technical occupations. This year, […]

Demystifying Recruitment in 2020

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020 in Community involvement, Uncategorized | No Comments
Demystifying Recruitment in 2020

By: Caroline Young Recruitment is a difficult topic to tackle because sometimes finding and hiring the right candidate seems like luck or some sort of alchemy—perhaps that’s why PSMJ chose Disney World as the site of their most recent conference. Would the magic of Disney rub off on the A/E industry’s recruitment efforts? This past […]

Sain Gives Back

Sain Gives Back

There is no doubt that hunger and poverty plague all parts of the world. Rise Against Hunger was founded in 1998 with the vision to end hunger by providing food and aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Their work has expanded beyond meal packaging and distribution – the organization focuses on responding to natural and […]

I-59/20 Bridge Opening

I-59/20 Bridge Opening

By: Charles Cochran, P.E., PTOE, RSP We have written previously about our work associated with the I-59/20 bridge replacement project in downtown Birmingham.  If you live or work in the area, you already know that the interstate bridges are back open!  Jeff Stephenson and I had the opportunity to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, […]

Changing the Face of Birmingham

Changing the Face of Birmingham

Sain Associates performed surveying and engineering design for the City of Birmingham’s “Tiger 7” Project. Check out the video to see the completed parking lot and trail connecting Red Mountain Park and the High Ore Line Trail.