We are pleased to announce the opening of our new branch office in Huntsville, Alabama. The full-service branch will be in Cummings Research Park at 5021 Technology [...]
The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment. By: Mary Hope Kalin, Marketing Coordinator […]
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day, is a national event promoted by DiscoverE as part of their Engineering Week initiative. The purpose of the event is to introduce girls to local female leaders, help develop their understanding of engineering, and inspire girls to pursue engineering or technical occupations. This year, […]
By: Ryan Medley Summer may seem far away, but here at Sain Associates, we are already searching for our next student intern for the summer of 2020. In 2016, I had the chance to intern over the summer at Sain and gained invaluable experience working alongside Sain’s engineers. As I approach my three-year anniversary in […]
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 […]
We are excited to highlight our survey intern this summer, Ben Adams! Ben is a student at the University of Alabama, majoring in Civil Engineering. We have loved having Ben at the Sain office this summer and are sad for the summer to come to an end! However, we are excited to see what the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Author: Becky White, Vice President/Organization Development Engineers in the private sector often complain that their college curriculum did not teach them anything about the business side of engineering. Typically they have to do that type of learning on the job. At Sain, we take seriously the responsibility to provide business-related training to our staff. Not only […]
As you are driving down the road, flicking on your turn signal to enter a turning lane, you are likely not thinking about why that turn lane is there, when the intersection behind you didn’t have one. You are also probably not thinking about the length of the turn lane, or the size of the median, or why the “Left Turn Only” sign is placed exactly where it is.
One of the unique opportunities we’ve had at Sain Associates is conducting training for our clients. We first did this in 2006 with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and this year we’ve had the chance to work with them again for training on traffic engineering fundamentals and traffic engineering software and usage.