Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Road Safety, Uncategorized | No Comments
Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

By: Matt Stoops  We’ve all seen paving crews out working at some time or another.  But what are they doing – especially when the road seemed to be in fine shape?  Well hopefully the city, county, or state is being proactive about doing preventative maintenance.  The buzz word on this right now is called Pavement […]

Sain at Work in Central Alabama

Posted by and on Jul 24, 2018 in CE&I, New Projects, Safety | No Comments
Sain at Work in Central Alabama

By: Matt Stoops & Jeff Stephenson  Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) is a crucial aspect for every project in the engineering world. This is essentially making sure the building or infrastructure is being built according to the plans and specifications from the owner. Sain has been involved in numerous CE&I projects this summer with several […]

ACEC Leadership Class

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Leadership | One Comment
ACEC Leadership Class

By: Matt Stoops, Infrastructure Project Manager American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is a national organization, with state chapters that acts as the “voice” of America’s engineering industry. The ACEC of Alabama developed a leadership class in 2001 for engineering firms to be able to train their midlevel staff about the business side of engineering […]

A Major Construction Obstacle May Be Lurking Beneath Us

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in CE&I | No Comments
A Major Construction Obstacle May Be Lurking Beneath Us

By Matt Stoops, Infrastructure Project Manager As a project manager in construction, I often encounter a number of different challenges on any given day. Many times those challenges are unseen because they are underground. That’s right: utilities.

What Is a Slope Failure?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Sain Projects | No Comments
What Is a Slope Failure?

A slope failure typically occurs after heavy rains when the water adds weight to the soil and acts as a lubricant making it weaker and more likely to slide.  Sain Associates recently completed a slope repair construction project on Golson Road in Autauga County, just outside of Prattville.

Helping Communities with ADA Compliance

Helping Communities with ADA Compliance

Sain Associates is currently working with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) to help their member governments comply with requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plans. Sain’s role is to serve as a technical resource for the cities and counties in the greater Birmingham region. Once a city/county identifies their ADA […]

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.

Cahaba Road Transportation Enhancement Project

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in CE&I, New Projects | 2 Comments
Cahaba Road Transportation Enhancement Project

If you visited the Birmingham Zoo or Birmingham Botanical Gardens this summer, you likely noticed that improvements are underway on Cahaba Road. Sain Associates is currently providing Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) services for the owner of the project, the City of Birmingham. This project was funded by the City of Birmingham and a federal grant.