What’s In Your Backpack?

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
What’s In Your Backpack?

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. An old motto that has echoed the hallways at Sain Associates for many years is “Learn, Earn, and Return”.  As school comes to an end and summer begins, we reflect on the “return” being invested into building a future of engineers.  With this, we would like to share a special story […]

Improving Connectivity with a Tunnel

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Improving Connectivity with a Tunnel

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E.  If you have been on Shelby County Road 41/Dunnavant Valley Road near the Town of Mt Laurel lately, you have probably noticed a lot of construction.  A gas station, grocery store, and other retail stores in the Dunnavant development will provide the area with new shopping and eating options.  In addition […]

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

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. 

Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Did You Know | No Comments
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 […]

Girls Dream Big About Engineering

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Community, Uncategorized | No Comments
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 […]

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Posted by and on May 17, 2016 in Road Safety, Transportation | No Comments
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Who doesn’t love to ride a bike or walk around their city? Have you ever thought about the planning that goes into making a street bicycle- or pedestrian-friendly?

Sain Hosts Second Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Community | No Comments
Sain Hosts Second Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

At Sain, we recently hosted our Second Annual Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day. Last year, we spoke to girls from the Hewitt-Trussville High School Engineering Academy, and it was a huge success. With women making up 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce, and just 12 percent being civil […]

Did You Know: The Inconvenience of Road Construction

Posted by and on Nov 17, 2015 in Did You Know, Transportation | No Comments
Did You Know: The Inconvenience of Road Construction

As engineers who work in the traffic and transportation sector, we are very involved in the roadway construction process. Because it affects us all, people are not shy about asking questions related to the inconvenience of the road construction process.

Sain Associates Brand Words: FOREHANDED

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Rebranding | No Comments
Sain Associates Brand Words: FOREHANDED

Forehanded — mindful of the future, forward-thinking, visionary

In recent weeks, we have talked about our new brand words trustworthy and experienced. This week, Becky White and Alicia Bailey will share their thoughts about the word “Forehanded.” As a principal of the firm and a team leader in our transportation division, they each have a unique perspective.

Another Step Toward More Women in Engineering

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Best Practices | No Comments
Another Step Toward More Women in Engineering

My youngest son is four years old, and he’s really interested in construction equipment and talking about any type of construction. I tell him he can be involved in construction when he grows up if he goes to college and becomes a civil engineer. He says “I don’t want to be an engineer, because that’s a girl’s job!”