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 […]

Becoming an Engineer: PE Exam

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017
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

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015
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

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015
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

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
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.

Did You Know: Erosion Control

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

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.

Sain Associates Wins Excellence in Construction Awards

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014
Sain Associates Wins Excellence in Construction Awards

One of the biggest government projects Sain Associates has been involved in is the Martin Army Community Hospital in Ft. Benning, Georgia. The state of the art facility will provide health care to more than 90,000 soldiers, family members and retirees.

Do Your (Early) Due Diligence

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

When it comes to due diligence, the sooner we do our front-end homework, the better off the project may be. While some developers may want to pinch pennies in the beginning of a project, early due diligence often requires only a small amount of money that’s well spent because it helps us flush out issues up front.

Coming Together with Online Collaboration

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

The concept of using online collaboration for meetings has been out there for several years. In fact, we’ve been using this method effectively since 2007 at Sain Associates. It comes in handy especially with federal projects.