National Work Zone Awareness Week

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Community, Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
National Work Zone Awareness Week

Created in 2000, National Work Zone Awareness Week  (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign dedicated to educating and encouraging safe driving through work zones. It also honors those whose lives have been lost due to a work zone accident. This year, the 20th annual campaign will take place April 8-12 with the theme: “Drive Like […]

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 […]

Civil Engineering and Public Service

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Community, Uncategorized | No Comments
Civil Engineering and Public Service

By: Erin Curry, P.E.  When I was in high school my favorite teacher was Mr. Billy Hamlett, who taught me Algebra II and Geometry.  At some point, I think in my sophomore year, he suggested I look into engineering as a career.  I did and I never looked back.  I think one reason engineering appealed […]

BJCC Event Traffic Plan

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Community, Sain Projects | No Comments
BJCC Event Traffic Plan

By: Charles, Cochran, PE, PTOE   We recently developed Event Traffic Handling Plans for the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in downtown Birmingham.  The BJCC is home to the 19,000 seat Legacy Arena, which hosts concerts and sporting events year-round.  Additionally, the complex hosts conferences and conventions in its Exhibition Halls and meeting rooms. 

Girls Dream Big About Engineering

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Community, Uncategorized | No Comments
Girls Dream Big About Engineering

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day, is a worldwide campaign dedicated to help unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. The purpose of the event is to introduce girls to strong female leaders, help develop their understanding of engineering and inspire engineering or […]

Happy Labor Day!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Community | No Comments
Happy Labor Day!

The entire Sain team wishes you a happy and safe Labor Day! In recognition of the holiday, the Sain offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th. We will resume regular business operations on Tuesday morning September 5th. Do you know the history of Labor Day? Recognized the first Monday in September, Labor Day is […]

Green Infrastructure for Drainage

Green Infrastructure for Drainage

Author: Darren Hamrick, PE, MS, LEED AP, Leader/Civil Engineering Division  A relatively new topic, green infrastructure for drainage has become increasingly popular in recent years, as the desire to take care of our watersheds becomes even more important. In addition, new stormwater ordinances and more stringent criteria for state permit renewals are contributing to this […]

Leadership St. Clair County (LSCC)

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Community | No Comments
Leadership St. Clair County (LSCC)

By: Jennifer Brown, P.E., Project Manager Shortly after we got married, my husband and I moved to Springville, AL. As a relatively new resident of St. Clair County, I came across an interesting article in the St. Clair Times. The article was highlighting the 2016 graduating class of “Leadership St. Clair County”, a local program […]

Showing Some Love for Engineering

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Community | No Comments
Showing Some Love for Engineering

This week was Engineers Week, a national recognition of the contribution of engineering professions sponsored by Discover E, a group dedicated to increasing K-12 and public understanding of engineering careers. “E-Week” serves as a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring […]