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 […]

When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018
When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

By Nathan Currie, P.E. If you’re like me, when you hear the word “diet”, your first reaction isn’t the thought…sign me up! However, in the world of transportation, it may often be an easy solution that provides a very favorable outcome for all involved.

Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018
Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Did you know Sain Associates has many on-call contracts with ALDOT? There are many benefits of the on-call contracts.  First, they allow Sain Associates to work with ALDOT on a range of projects.  Over the years, the projects have ranged from surveying to corridor and traffic studies to a broad array […]

A Call To Others (Guest Blog Post)

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018
A Call To Others (Guest Blog Post)

“I met Chris Bond when we worked together on the Engineering Advisory Board for the engineering academy at Trussville High School. I admire Chris’s choice to use his engineering skills to meet his calling. I trust his story and the work he is doing will move you as it has me.” – Jim Meads My […]

Pulaski Office E-Week

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018
Pulaski Office E-Week

By: Erin Curry, P.E. The week of February 18 – 24, was Engineers Week in 2018.  E-Week is a time for engineers to increase public knowledge of the need for engineers and celebrate the difference engineers make in our everyday lives.  Engineers are encouraged to visit local schools to educate students about engineering and encourage […]

BJCC Event Traffic Plan

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018
BJCC Event Traffic Plan

By: Charles, Cochran, PE, PTOE   We recently developed Event Traffic Handling Plans for the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in downtown Birmingham.  The BJCC is home to the 19,000 seat Legacy Arena, which hosts concerts and sporting events year-round.  Additionally, the complex hosts conferences and conventions in its Exhibition Halls and meeting rooms. 

Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018
Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

By: Richard Holt, P.E, M.ASCE The Tennessee Department of Transportation has a plan to improve traffic flow and safety for the corridor between I-40 and Clarkrange, Tennessee; a distance of approximately 13 miles.  The corridor consists of four different segments assigned to design consultants.  Sain Associates is preparing roadway design plans for the second segment within […]

61st Annual Transportation Conference

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018
61st Annual Transportation Conference

By: Charles Cochran, PE, PTOE Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 61st Annual Transportation Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, AL.  This was my second year attending the two-day conference, which usually has around 900 guests. The attendees represented a wide-range of transportation-related professions, including contractors, consultants, federal and state personnel, […]

Girls Dream Big About Engineering

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018
Girls Dream Big About Engineering

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day, is a worldwide campaign dedicated to help unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. The purpose of the event is to introduce girls to strong female leaders, help develop their understanding of engineering and inspire engineering or […]