Riverchase Drive Project

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017
Riverchase Drive Project

Author: Shawn Calhoun, Design Engineer/CE&I Inspector Last year Sain Associates prepared the design plans for widening Riverchase Drive in Phenix City, AL to improve the traffic flow in that area. The design added a right turn lane to the eastbound US 80 entrance ramp and additional lanes from the westbound US 80 exit ramp.  The […]

A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017
A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Construction staking is essentially the process of putting construction plans and designs on the ground by marking the location of proposed new structures. It’s an important part of the construction process because it ensures that the project is begun according to very specific engineering designs.

A Major Construction Obstacle May Be Lurking Beneath Us

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017
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.

Sain Associates Expands CE&I Services with New Employees

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014
Sain Associates Expands CE&I Services with New Employees

Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) is an area that we are doing more and more work in. To ensure that we’re providing the absolute best services in CE&I, we have recently focused on expanding our staff to add even more expertise. Project Manager, Matt Stoops, and Inspector/Designer, Shawn Calhoun, joined Sain this summer.

Cahaba Road Transportation Enhancement Project

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014
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.