Collaborating for Highway Safety and Operations

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017
Collaborating for Highway Safety and Operations

Author: Becky White, PTP On October 10-13, three Sain staff members attended the 13th annual Tennessee Highway Safety and Operations Conference in Franklin, TN.  The conference was a joint effort between Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), TDOT’s Highway Incident Management section, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Technical sessions were provided on a variety of topics […]

Remembering the Spirit of Lauren

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017
Remembering the Spirit of Lauren

Author: Becky White, PTP It has been seven months since the death of our friend and co-worker Lauren Nickles, but her legacy lives on in our employees. Lauren had such a positive influence on our work culture at Sain that we wanted to celebrate and reinforce it for future generations.  For those reasons we created […]

Heart Walk Kickoff

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017
Heart Walk Kickoff

Sain Associates is eager to participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk being held here in Birmingham on June 24, 2017. The walk aims to raise funds as well as awareness to help fight heart disease and stroke.

Thankful for Sunshine

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017
Thankful for Sunshine

Every workplace needs people who create a bright spot of cheerfulness on a regular basis. Lauren Spruiell Nickles was our Little Miss Sunshine. For almost fourteen years, Lauren set a tone of grace, kindness and laughter that was contagious. She came to us right out of Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Our President, […]

Who We Are: The Sain FunTime Committee

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017
Who We Are: The Sain FunTime Committee

By: Becky White, Vice President / Organization Development   Once a month a small group of representatives from each department at Sain, including branch locations, comes together to discuss a very important topic: fun. As the Sain Associates Funtime Committee, we are charged with planning social events and service activities that promote team-building and camaraderie […]

What’s the Risk?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017
What’s the Risk?

Becky White, Vice President / Organization Development My first introduction to risk assessment was a childhood Bible lesson about the wise man who built his house on the rock and the foolish man who built on sand. While there is an underlying theological message in this parable from Matthew, there is also a superficial message […]

Sain Provides Training for Road Safety Assessments

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016
Sain Provides Training for Road Safety Assessments

Posted by Becky White, PTP Sain Associates recently teamed up with the Alabama Technology Transfer Center, a local technical assistance program (LTAP), at Auburn University to teach the techniques and processes of Road Safety Assessments for practitioners in Alabama. Richard Holt, P.E., Sain Tennessee Branch Manager, and I were instructors for the seminar along with […]

An Emotionally Intelligent Engineer Is Not An Oxymoron

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016
An Emotionally Intelligent Engineer Is Not An Oxymoron

My mother, who trained mid-career as a chaplain, had a phrase she would often use to help others clarify their emotions.  “What’s going on with you that you are so angry (upset, frustrated, etc.) about this” became a phrase that taught me so much about the importance of identifying and understanding my own emotional reactions.  […]

Sain’s Role in Alabama’s Horizontal Curve Safety Initiative

Posted by and on Apr 26, 2016
Sain’s Role in Alabama’s Horizontal Curve Safety Initiative

Each year between 800 and 900 people in Alabama die in traffic crashes.  Our goal as a state is to one day get to zero fatalities. That is a lofty goal, but when you consider the people you know and love, zero fatalities is the only acceptable standard. The Alabama Department of Transportation has many […]