Richard Holt was born in Vicenza, Italy while [...]
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 […]
Author: Darren Hamrick, SE Team Leader The auto-supplier industry continues to grow in Alabama and surrounding states and we are proud to be contributing to that effort. Within the last few years, Sain has had the opportunity to provide site design, surveying services and traffic engineering for multiple industrial projects that are tied to the […]
A slope failure typically occurs after heavy rains when the water adds weight to the soil and acts as a lubricant making it weaker and more likely to slide. Sain Associates recently completed a slope repair construction project on Golson Road in Autauga County, just outside of Prattville.
Last fall, we wrote a blog post about the enhancement projects that were taking place on Cahaba Road. After months of hard work collaborating with the City of Birmingham, ALDOT, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we are so pleased that construction is complete and the project has been received so positively by the community.
Nobody likes driving through construction zones that often equal more congestion, slower speeds and delays. But one of the rewards of being a civil engineer is being a part of projects that benefit the public and make these difficult driving conditions a little easier.