Sain Summit

Sain Summit

By: Joe Meads, P.E. Recently Becky White, Darren Hamrick, and Joe Meads represented Sain Associates at a lunch hosted by Brenda Phillips, President/COO of Sain Engineering Associates (SEA), and other key staff. We affectionately call this a “Sain Summit.” Sain Associates was founded in 1972 by Charles Sain, and Steve Sain founded Sain Engineering in […]

Prattville Industrial Access Road Project Update

Prattville Industrial Access Road Project Update

Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) is a critical component of every engineering project. The City of Prattville selected Sain to provide CE&I services for two Industrial Access Road projects last year – one for a 1.2-mile industrial road and one for 0.6-mile spur road off of the primary industrial road in Prattville South Industrial Park. […]

Post P.E. Exam Reflections

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Site Engineering, Training, Uncategorized | No Comments
Post P.E. Exam Reflections

New requirements for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam went into effect late 2018. See the details on the changes in this post. Calvin Lokko, David Coggin and Ryan Abernathy recently took the PE exam, being the first Sain employees to complete the test with the new regulations. Calvin, David, and Ryan explained […]

PE Exam Requirements

PE Exam Requirements

By: Calvin Lokko, EI “During the 2018 Legislative Session several proposed changes to the licensure application process were adopted. One of these changes separates the work experience requirement from the principles and practice exam requirements. In other words – you can now take the principles and practice exams any time after you successfully pass the […]

Green Infrastructure for Drainage

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 […]

Becoming an Engineer: PE Exam

Becoming an Engineer: PE Exam

Author: Justin Watson, PE, Project Engineer One of the milestones in a professional engineer’s career is taking the PE exam, proctored by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering (NCEES). The “Principles and Practice of Engineering” (PE) exam tests individuals for competency in a particular engineering discipline. These individuals have gained a minimum of four […]

Meet Our New Civil Engineering Project Manager and Survey Team Leader

Meet Our New Civil Engineering Project Manager and Survey Team Leader

We’re excited that in the past few weeks, two new team members have joined Sain Associates. Chris Jenkins and Roger Joiner are joining Sain with a wide variety of past experience and doing great in the new roles so far.

Design-Build for Site Engineering and More

Design-Build for Site Engineering and More

Because design-build can come into play in various kinds of site engineering projects, we’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts, but until now we’ve never devoted an entire post to this topic. It’s an important one, especially since design-build is starting to come up more and more in transportation projects as well.

Did You Know: Working With the Land and Where to Build What

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Did You Know, Site Engineering | No Comments

As civil engineers and surveyors, there are many aspects of our daily jobs that are second nature to us. But we hear common questions about our field often from the public. In this “Did You Know” blog series, we’ll answer some of these questions.

Site Engineering Helps Revitalize Urban Areas

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Site Engineering | One Comment
Site Engineering Helps Revitalize Urban Areas

When tackling site engineering projects in urban settings, such as downtown Birmingham, the areas we’re working on typically have been developed multiple times in the past. This means that they frequently involve environmental remediation or rehabilitation. Redevelopment of these old sites is a very sustainable approach for planning a project or revitalizing a city. As we focus on sustainable design, cleaning up and improving sites in decayed urban areas can be a real benefit to the community and environment.