Interstate Access Requests

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Road Safety, Transportation | No Comments
Interstate Access Requests

By: Erin Curry, P.E., R.S.P. Did you know the state departments of transportation oversee all construction and maintenance of our Interstate System, but the federal government maintains oversight to interstate access?  Therefore, any change of access to the Interstate System requires approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  I recently attended an FHWA workshop at […]

Did you know? New Traffic Law in Alabama

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019 in Did You Know, Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
Did you know? New Traffic Law in Alabama

Did you know a new traffic law went into effect in Alabama on Sunday, September 1st? The new law, also known as Act 2019-386 or SB 254, requires all occupants of a motor vehicle to use seat belts (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency). You read that right. Up until now, back seat passengers did not have […]

Time to Rebuild Alabama!

Time to Rebuild Alabama!

By: Jim Meads, P.E. Alabama drivers saw a 6-cent state gas tax increase this past weekend starting September 1st. This was the first increment of the 10-cent tax approved this year by the legislature and Governor Kay Ivey. Alabama’s Fuel Tax of 18 cents per gallon on gas and 19 cents on diesel was the […]

I-59/20 Closure Update

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Sain Projects, Transportation | No Comments
I-59/20 Closure Update

Sain has been involved with the I-59/20 bridge replacement project long before the closure in January. Teaming up with the Alabama Department of Transportation in 2012, Sain aided in planning and designing for the deployment of Intelligent Transportation System devices to be installed as part of the bridge construction. Sain also provided traffic forecasting and […]

Leadership Shelby County

Leadership Shelby County

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE My career started at Sain Associates way back in 1998. In 2002, my wife Jamie and I decided to move to Pelham after living in Tuscaloosa and Hoover for several years. We’ve been living there ever since and have become fairly active within the community. In 2016-2017, I was inspired […]

Sain’s Newest Shareholder: Alicia Bailey

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 in Sain Associates News | No Comments
Sain’s Newest Shareholder: Alicia Bailey

We are thrilled to announce Alicia Bailey, P.E. as the newest shareholder at Sain Associates! Alicia, now Principal/Owner, previously served as Team Leader for transportation design, construction inspection, and environmental planning projects. Alicia has twenty years of engineering experience with specialties in roadway and drainage design, construction administration, and bicycle, pedestrian, and ADA design. Alicia […]

Post P.E. Exam Reflections

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Site Engineering, Training, Uncategorized | No Comments
Post P.E. Exam Reflections

New requirements for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam went into effect late 2018. See the details on the changes in this post. Calvin Lokko, David Coggin and Ryan Abernathy recently took the PE exam, being the first Sain employees to complete the test with the new regulations. Calvin, David, and Ryan explained […]

ACEC Alabama: 2018/2019 Year in Review

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
ACEC Alabama: 2018/2019 Year in Review

By: Jim Meads, P.E. It’s been truly an honor to serve as President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama this past year. There have been a lot of exciting things happening for ACEC from a national and state perspective. ACEC National has always been a great organization, but there is a noticeable […]

Summer Survey Intern

Summer Survey Intern

We are excited to highlight our survey intern this summer, Ben Adams! Ben is a student at the University of Alabama, majoring in Civil Engineering. We have loved having Ben at the Sain office this summer and are sad for the summer to come to an end! However, we are excited to see what the […]

Protective Stadium Traffic & Parking Study

Protective Stadium Traffic & Parking Study

By: Charles Cochran, P.E., PTOE, RSP The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex is beginning grading work this month at the site of the future Protective Stadium.  The multi-use stadium will have a 45,000 seat capacity and will serve as the home stadium for UAB’s football team in addition to hosting other athletic events and concerts.  The […]