We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
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. Engineers and planners face a variety […]
By: Tony Montanaro, PE The Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission hosted the Federal Highway Administration’s Designing Streets for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Workshop on February 20th and 21st. I had the opportunity to attend as a representative of Sain Associates, along with other consultants and individuals from local municipalities and organizations. The two-day workshop was […]
By: Joe Meads, P.E. Recently Becky White, Darren Hamrick, and Joe Meads represented Sain Associates at a lunch hosted by Brenda Phillips, President/COO of Sain Engineering Associates (SEA), and other key staff. We affectionately call this a “Sain Summit.” Sain Associates was founded in 1972 by Charles Sain, and Steve Sain founded Sain Engineering in […]
By: Joe Meads, P.E. Sain Associates is extremely proud to have won both of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama Excellence in Construction Awards for Civil Engineering at the 30th Anniversary Awards event on October 17th. Our work at the 2200 Magnolia Building in Birmingham won 1st place and our work at the Veterans […]
By: Jim Meads, P.E. Alabama drivers saw a 6-cent state gas tax increase this past weekend starting September 1st. This was the first increment of the 10-cent tax approved this year by the legislature and Governor Kay Ivey. Alabama’s Fuel Tax of 18 cents per gallon on gas and 19 cents on diesel was the […]
By: Jeremy Greer, P.E. Traffic signals are part of daily life for most U.S. citizens. Traffic signals are commonly seen at roadway intersections and primarily function to assign the right-of-way to the various traffic movements. A traffic signal uses three colors, directional arrows, and circular indications to convey certain messages to drivers. When signals work […]
By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. One of my favorite quotes from Jim Meads is “I’m not up in the stands; I’m on the playing field with you.” When you are in charge of managing a design project, it’s always helpful to know “who is on the playing field” with you. An easy way to describe how we […]
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.