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 […]

Engineering A Win with Kamtek

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016
Engineering A Win with Kamtek

Sain Associates was honored to receive a Merit Award for the Kamtek K-3 Expansion project from the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Alabama Chapter in this year’s Excellence in Construction competition.

What Is a Slope Failure?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016
What Is a Slope Failure?

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.

Cahaba Road Improvements are Now Open

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015
Cahaba Road Improvements are Now Open

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.

US 231 Roadway Improvement Project a Success for Sain

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013

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.