Behind The Scenes With The I-59/20 Big Build

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019
Behind The Scenes With The I-59/20 Big Build

By: Jeff Stephenson, PE, PTOE If you live anywhere close to the Birmingham area or if you have traveled through Birmingham within the past several months, you are certainly aware of the construction taking place on I-59/20 in the Central Business District (CBD) of downtown Birmingham. The emphasis of the project is to replace the […]

A Recap of 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019
A Recap of 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

By: Joe Meads, Principal/Owner 2018 was a very good year for Sain Associates on many fronts. If we used a baseball analogy, we hit some singles and some doubles during the year and a home run at the end of the year. It always feels great to finish well and it sets us up to […]

Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018
Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

By: Nathan Currie  A section of sidewalk planned nearly 10 years ago is nearing construction. The sidewalk, currently under design by Sain Associates, will connect to existing sidewalk near the intersection of Hermosa Drive and Poinciana Drive in Homewood.  It will pass beneath US Highway 280 before continuing east along 20th Place Access Road and […]

6th Avenue South Green Infrastructure Project Update

Posted by on May 15, 2018
6th Avenue South Green Infrastructure Project Update

By: Darren  Hamrick, PE, MS, LEED AP The City of Birmingham engaged Sain Associates to review the existing drainage conditions at 6th Avenue South near UAB, which experiences frequent flooding.  These flooding problems are related to the large watershed draining to this location and the lack of storm water management which was implemented many decades ago […]

BJCC Event Traffic Plan

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018
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. 

Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018
Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

By: Richard Holt, P.E, M.ASCE The Tennessee Department of Transportation has a plan to improve traffic flow and safety for the corridor between I-40 and Clarkrange, Tennessee; a distance of approximately 13 miles.  The corridor consists of four different segments assigned to design consultants.  Sain Associates is preparing roadway design plans for the second segment within […]

TSM&O Projects

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017
TSM&O Projects

Author: Charles Cochran, PE, PTOE Sain Associates is currently working for ALDOT (Alabama Department Of Transportation) on two TSM&O projects– one for ALDOT’s East Central Region (includes the Birmingham metropolitan area) and one for ALDOT’s Southwest Region (includes the Mobile area). What is TSM&O? TSM&O stands for Transportation Systems Management & Operations.  Essentially, TSM&O is […]

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 […]

Mountain Brook Sidewalk Project

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017
Mountain Brook Sidewalk Project

Author: Jennifer Brown, P.E. The Mountain Brook Sidewalks APPLE Study was initiated by the City of Mountain Brook through the Advanced Planning, Programming, and Logical Engineering (APPLE) program developed by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB). The City requested professional planning assistance to evaluate the feasibility of installing sidewalks along roadways located in […]

Green Infrastructure for Drainage

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017
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 […]