Spreading the Love

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017
Spreading the Love

The following post is a guest post by Sain’s very own Nathan Currie, Infrastructure Project Manager, on a personal subject: the adoption of his twin daughters. Nathan has graciously chosen to share his story in an effort to show that we at Sain are a family! 

Attributes of a Dream Consultant [Guest Blog Post]

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015
Attributes of a Dream Consultant [Guest Blog Post]

Last week, Sain Principal/Owner Joe Meads shared his thoughts about what makes a dream client. We thought it would only be fair to give our clients the opportunity to share the attributes that make up their dream civil engineering consultant. This week and next week, two of our favorite clients will share their thoughts in guest posts.

To Fund or Not Fund Federally: Using APPLE to Answer the Question

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014
To Fund or Not Fund Federally: Using APPLE to Answer the Question

This post was written based on an interview done with Scott Tillman, RPCGB Director of Planning and Operations and Darrell Howard, AICP, PTP, RPCGB Deputy Director of Planning

As we mentioned last week, determining whether or not your project should be funded federally can be difficult. Luckily, in 2012, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham developed the Advanced Planning Programming and Logical Engineering (APPLE) initiative to help.

Share Stories and Ditch the Data to Influence and Communicate

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

Jake McKenzie is CEO of Intermark Group, the largest multidiscipline advertising firm in Alabama. He is an expert in applied psychology in advertising and has used this knowledge to spearhead an advertising agency that shapes brand success by applying persuasive psychology to group imagination. Jake recently spoke at a Sain Associates Leadership Class to share with us how influence and communication can affect decision making.

We hate data. We remember concepts. We store narratives. We tell stories. These principles apply whether you’re talking about daily decision making or those who make decisions when purchasing engineering services or any other products.