We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By: Jim and Joe Meads Sain Associates has been involved in Prattville South Industrial Park, owned by the city of Prattville, since the late 1990s as the park’s engineering firm. That means we’re often called in to come help answer questions that potential tenants may have regarding the park and the logistics of executing what […]
By: Richard Holt, PE, M.ASCE, Branch Manager In November of 2015, work began on a very large project for Sain Associates: the Horizontal Curve project. We kicked off this project with a presentation to ALDOT West Central Region (Tuscaloosa area) representatives where we gave an overview of the project and outlined its purpose. From then […]