A Day in the Life of a Surveyor

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016
A Day in the Life of a Surveyor

An interview with Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader What do you enjoy about working in the field as a surveyor? The part I enjoy the most about surveying is that you’re not ever in the same place too long. I love the outdoors and an added bonus of this job is that you get to […]

Did You Know: The Importance of Accurate Measurements in Surveying

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016
Did You Know: The Importance of Accurate Measurements in Surveying

Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader When designing a construction site, surveying is an extremely important part of the process. It’s the first step that must be done in order for the engineer to know the existing topography, or geographical features of the land, which they’ll utilize when planning the design of a building or roadway.

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.

Did You Know: Precise Measuring Devices and Accurate Boundary Surveys

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015
Did You Know: Precise Measuring Devices and Accurate Boundary Surveys

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.

Did You Know: Surveying Basics

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015
Did You Know: Surveying Basics

One of the best ways weve heard to describe surveyors is to say that surveyors are the eyes and ears for the property owners. Many property owners, public or private, aren’t always familiar with the land they are trying to develop or improve. By doing a survey, we are able to show and note on a survey any easement, zoning restrictions or improvements that affect the property either in a negative or positive manner. Our ultimate goal is to provide a true depiction of existing improvements and restrictions, situated on and adjacent to the property, aiding in the engineering and design of future improvements.

Survey Success with Teamwork and Dedication

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014
Survey Success with Teamwork and Dedication

When our Survey Department was awarded the surveying responsibilities for the Bonny Oaks Drive project in Chattanooga, Tennessee last Fall, we knew it would be the largest survey project Sain Associates had ever been awarded.

Topping Out at Fort Benning

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012

After years of brainstorming, collaboration, creative coordination, effort and prayers, Sain Associates was proud to be involved in the topping out ceremony of the Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia on September 14, 2012.

Locating and mapping what we can’t see with hydrographic surveys

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012
Locating and mapping what we can’t see with hydrographic surveys

“We can’t locate what we can’t see.”

My first surveying supervisor made this statement on a daily basis. At one time this was a true statement. But today, with hydrographic surveys, we can locate what we can’t see, such as structures and terrain that are submerged under a body of water.