ACEC Alabama: 2019 Outlook

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Leadership, Uncategorized | No Comments
ACEC Alabama: 2019 Outlook

By: Jim Meads, P.E. There have been a lot of exciting things happening for the American Council of Engineering Companies from a National and State perspective. It is an honor to serve as President for ACEC Alabama for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. It’s hard to believe that my term is halfway through. We have an […]

Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
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.

30 Year Milestone

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Sain Associates News, Who We Are | 2 Comments
30 Year Milestone

Author: Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO The era of employment for life is long over. Many people now migrate from job to job over their career in search of greater fulfillment and compensation. Society largely encourages this “job-hopping” to the extent that the average person changes jobs 10-15 times during his/her career. However, here at Sain we […]

Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

Posted by and on Jun 6, 2017 in New Projects, Sain Projects | No Comments
Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

By: Jim and Joe Meads Sain Associates has been involved in Prattville South Industrial Park, owned by the city of Prattville, since the late 1990s as the park’s engineering firm. That means we’re often called in to come help answer questions that potential tenants may have regarding the park and the logistics of executing what […]

Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Economy | No Comments
Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

By Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO With the recent election of President-elect, Donald Trump, comes the promise of his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Buzz continues to grow as frustrated lawmakers are hopeful cuts in federal transportation spending could be coming to an end. I sat down with Mr. Matt Reiffer, the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) […]

Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Posted by Jim Meads According to the US Census, Millennials are people born between the years 1982 and 2000. In the US there are a reported 83.1 million millennials, roughly one quarter of the nation’s population. The public’s perception of this group of young people has not always been positive; however, Jim Meads, President and […]

Lessons Learned Through Hard Times

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Leadership | One Comment
Lessons Learned Through Hard Times

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. More than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer but it is very treatable if caught early.

Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Economy, Sain Associates News | No Comments
Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

How would I describe the current economic climate in relation to civil engineering as 2015 ends and we start 2016? Pretty solid. It’s not what it once was, and we may never see things that good again, but overall things are continuing to improve. Most people we hear from are pretty optimistic about having a good year.

Finding Solutions to the Diminished Highway Trust Fund

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Economy, Transportation | No Comments

This week is Infrastructure Week, and it could not come at a better time because at the end of May MAP-21, the current transportation funding bill, is set to expire.