2020 Fish Fry Becomes Help for the Helpers

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020 in Community, Community involvement | No Comments
2020 Fish Fry Becomes Help for the Helpers

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: Becky White, Chief Operating Officer […]

Bringing Light to Dark Situations with Designs for Hope

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Community, Community involvement | No Comments
Bringing Light to Dark Situations with Designs for Hope

By: Mary Hope Kalin, Marketing Coordinator Designs for Hope is making great strides in providing sustainable electricity, clean water, and other innovative solutions to Christian disciple makers in developing countries. The Alabama-based nonprofit uses engineering as a missional ministry to serve communities in Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, India, and Nicaragua. Sain has supported Designs for […]

Girl Day 2020

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Community involvement, Training, Uncategorized | No Comments
Girl Day 2020

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day, is a national event promoted by DiscoverE as part of their Engineering Week initiative. The purpose of the event is to introduce girls to local female leaders, help develop their understanding of engineering, and inspire girls to pursue engineering or technical occupations. This year, […]

Demystifying Recruitment in 2020

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020 in Community involvement, Uncategorized | No Comments
Demystifying Recruitment in 2020

By: Caroline Young Recruitment is a difficult topic to tackle because sometimes finding and hiring the right candidate seems like luck or some sort of alchemy—perhaps that’s why PSMJ chose Disney World as the site of their most recent conference. Would the magic of Disney rub off on the A/E industry’s recruitment efforts? This past […]

Sain Gives Back

Sain Gives Back

There is no doubt that hunger and poverty plague all parts of the world. Rise Against Hunger was founded in 1998 with the vision to end hunger by providing food and aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Their work has expanded beyond meal packaging and distribution – the organization focuses on responding to natural and […]

2019 Spirit of Lauren Award

2019 Spirit of Lauren Award

On October 8 our Sain family celebrated the Spirit of Lauren Award, an annual award given in memory of Lauren Nickles, our friend and co-worker. At the celebration, we shared an old-fashioned breakfast, which was one of Lauren’s favorite things. Lauren’s mother, children and aunt were present with us to honor Lauren’s memory and celebrate […]

Leadership Shelby County

Leadership Shelby County

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE My career started at Sain Associates way back in 1998. In 2002, my wife Jamie and I decided to move to Pelham after living in Tuscaloosa and Hoover for several years. We’ve been living there ever since and have become fairly active within the community. In 2016-2017, I was inspired […]

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

The Senior Design program at the University of Alabama provides students with the opportunity to get realistic experience practicing engineering with area industries. Sain Associates has had the pleasure of working with the Senior Design Class every semester since the Fall of 2017. Each semester the class is given a different engineering project, and professionals […]

Engineers Walk for Healthy Hearts

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Community involvement | No Comments
Engineers Walk for Healthy Hearts

In February of this year Sain was recruited by our friends at Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real Estate to join their team for the Birmingham Heart Walk.  Sain had participated in the Heart Walk in the past, but that was over 10 years ago.  We happily said yes to the invitation, knowing it would give […]

Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Community involvement | No Comments
Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

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 […]