Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Economy | No Comments
Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

By Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO With the recent election of President-elect, Donald Trump, comes the promise of his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Buzz continues to grow as frustrated lawmakers are hopeful cuts in federal transportation spending could be coming to an end. I sat down with Mr. Matt Reiffer, the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) […]

Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Economy, Sain Associates News | No Comments
Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

How would I describe the current economic climate in relation to civil engineering as 2015 ends and we start 2016? Pretty solid. It’s not what it once was, and we may never see things that good again, but overall things are continuing to improve. Most people we hear from are pretty optimistic about having a good year.

Finding Solutions to the Diminished Highway Trust Fund

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Economy, Transportation | No Comments

This week is Infrastructure Week, and it could not come at a better time because at the end of May MAP-21, the current transportation funding bill, is set to expire.

Looking At the Year Ahead

As we mentioned in our last blog post, Looking Back at 2014, many of us feel like the economy is improving. This is great news, although things certainly are not booming yet. Unfortunately, the impression I’ve gotten from talking to those we work with in other states is that Alabama may be a little behind, but even here, we’ve seen improvement, and I think that will continue as we go through 2015.

A Look Back at 2014

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Awards, Economy | One Comment
A Look Back at 2014

We’ve been waiting for the economy to really start rebounding for a few years now, and it seems like many people in our industry feel like things did start to improve over the past year.

Civil Engineers Helping Impact the Economy

The JeffMet industrial parks that Sain Associates has been involved in developing since 1997 have recently been said to be responsible for $790 million in economic output for Jefferson County.

BIM Adoption Expands

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Economy | No Comments

According to a new report produced by McGraw-Hill Construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption has really taken off in recent years. In 2007, adoption was at just 17% compared to 70% in 2012.

What We Expect in 2013

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Economy, Sain Strategic System | No Comments
What We Expect in 2013

As you hopefully read in our Sain Strategic Planning blog post last week, a huge part of our planning involves interviewing about 50 clients and individuals in our network every year. We try our best to get a cross section of the industry and hear from people in all the markets we work in, such as the public, private and government sectors.

Our crystal ball: Industry outlook for 2012

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Economy | No Comments

Because of the economy in the last few years and the recession, everybody’s interested in what other businesses are seeing, what they’re doing and what their outlook is for this year. It’s something I get questions about and talk to people about all the time.