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 […]

Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017
Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

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 […]

Horizontal Curve Project: Where are We Now

Posted by on May 16, 2017
Horizontal Curve Project: Where are We Now

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 […]

Expansion in the Automotive Industry

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017
Expansion in the Automotive Industry

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 […]