Think Safety First Near Railway Crossings

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018
Think Safety First Near Railway Crossings

By: Brandon Kennedy, Traffic Designer Railway safety is a topic that cannot be emphasized enough for both the public and those working on the railway. According to Federal Railroad Administration statistics, 274 highway-rail grade crossing fatalities occurred in 2017, with 9 being in Alabama.

Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018
Making Each STEP Count

By: Jim Meads, P.E. In its fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting pedestrian safety initiatives under a program called Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP). Pedestrians are most at risk for injury or death when crossing motor vehicle traffic at mid-block locations or un-signalized intersections.

Spreading the Love: Part II

Posted by on May 30, 2018
Spreading the Love: Part II

By: Nathan Currie, P.E. In a previous post on June 20, 2017, Spreading the Love, I wrote about my family and the role that adoption has played in the growth of our family. I described being the lucky dad of two beautiful daughters, and I mentioned the possibility of adding another child to our family in […]

One Year Anniversary

Posted by on May 22, 2018
One Year Anniversary

By: Ryan Medley, EI ,Civil Site Designer Two years ago, I had just finished my junior year of college and was preparing for my first engineering internship at Sain Associates.  Little did I know that one year later, I would be starting my first week in a full-time position as a civil site designer. Last week, […]

6th Avenue South Green Infrastructure Project Update

Posted by on May 15, 2018
6th Avenue South Green Infrastructure Project Update

By: Darren  Hamrick, PE, MS, LEED AP The City of Birmingham engaged Sain Associates to review the existing drainage conditions at 6th Avenue South near UAB, which experiences frequent flooding.  These flooding problems are related to the large watershed draining to this location and the lack of storm water management which was implemented many decades ago […]

Mom: A Title Just Above Queen

Posted by on May 8, 2018
Mom: A Title Just Above Queen

By: Becky White, PTP In recognition of Mother’s Day we salute all women who use their intelligence, abilities, and compassion to raise or mentor children.  To mother a child well is both challenging and rewarding; it is an investment in the future and thus deserves our best efforts.  At Sain we are proud of all our […]

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

Posted by on May 1, 2018
SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

By: Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner  On April 19, 2018 the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 316 by Governor Kay Ivey was held in Montgomery. I had the privilege to represent the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Legislature Chair and Advisory Captain along with ASCE Vice President Brad Williams, […]

Interning at Sain: Melody Hunter

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018
Interning at Sain: Melody Hunter

My name is Melody Hunter and I have been working at Sain for about 2 years, and I love it. It’s great that I am doing what a college intern would be doing while I’m still in high school. I have learned many skills while working here especially teamwork in a work environment. At Sain […]

Did You Know? Traffic Loons

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018
Did You Know? Traffic Loons

By: Diane Hammonds, P.E. / Branch Manager / LA office Some of us know about the birds called loons, but as traffic engineers we have loons too!  A loon is also referred to as a “Michigan Left” because of their wide use there.  It is pavement constructed outside of the travel lane to allow for vehicles […]

Update From ACEC Leadership Development Series

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018
Update From ACEC Leadership Development Series

By: Tony Montanaro, P.E. I was selected to be Sain’s representative in this year’s ACEC Leadership Development Series. I am truly honored to join a group of folks from Architecture and Engineering firms from around the state of Alabama, as we dig into what it means to lead in an A&E firm. It’s a great […]