History Underground Can Impact Your Project

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018
History Underground Can Impact Your Project

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E.  Have you ever wondered how paving a new road through an undisturbed wooded area impacts the environment?  Sain Associates certainly has. Sometimes there are no major issues, but occasionally an engineer can get an unhappy surprise. 

Happy 4th of July!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July!

  Our offices will be closed July 4th but will resume normal hours on July 5th. All of us at Sain Associates hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Lake George Annual Picnic

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018
Lake George Annual Picnic

  Sain Associates has been hosting annual employee parties for years, and this year is no exception. On Friday, June 22 we gathered once again at Lake George for our annual lakeside picnic. Lake George is a privately-owned beautiful little piece of heaven tucked away in Irondale, Alabama. Although we had some rain prior to the event, […]

A History Lesson in Surveying

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018
A History Lesson in Surveying

By: Roger Joiner, PLS / Survey Department Manager Our company currently has offices in three states and has successfully completed projects in a total of 37 states. On some of these projects a survey is needed for the civil design. So what’s the big deal? Pack enough clothes for a week and leave Alabama early […]

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 […]