We are pleased to announce the opening of our new branch office in Huntsville, Alabama. The full-service branch will be in Cummings Research Park at 5021 Technology [...]
The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment. By: Roger Joiner, PLS The United […]
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 […]
By: Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader You go to a doctor when you get sick or hurt, a lawyer when you’re in trouble, a dentist if you have a toothache. A surveyor is like any other professional. You hire one when you need one. Well, when will I need a surveyor? The most common reason […]
Author: Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader For students at Tuskegee University pursuing an Architecture or Construction Science degree, part of their curriculum is a class about surveying. This year, students were also asked to complete a day camp as a part of that course. Jake Bonds, another Birmingham-area surveyor, and I led this camp on […]
An interview with Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader What do you enjoy about working in the field as a surveyor? The part I enjoy the most about surveying is that you’re not ever in the same place too long. I love the outdoors and an added bonus of this job is that you get to […]
Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader When designing a construction site, surveying is an extremely important part of the process. It’s the first step that must be done in order for the engineer to know the existing topography, or geographical features of the land, which they’ll utilize when planning the design of a building or roadway.