2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016
2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by Diane Hammonds On Saturday, September 24th, over 1,000 Girl Scouts took to the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University to participate in the Girl Scout’s B.I.G. (“Believe In Girls”) event. The girls, aged 5-17 and from over 23 different parishes, came together to kick off another year of scouting by visiting over 40 different […]

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Posted by and on May 17, 2016
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Who doesn’t love to ride a bike or walk around their city? Have you ever thought about the planning that goes into making a street bicycle- or pedestrian-friendly?

Could You Go Car-less?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016
Could You Go Car-less?

Have you ever thought about going car-less? How would this affect your daily schedule? How would you get around? Several large cities in Europe have set goals to go car-free in their urban centers. 

Did You Know: The Inconvenience of Road Construction

Posted by and on Nov 17, 2015
Did You Know: The Inconvenience of Road Construction

As engineers who work in the traffic and transportation sector, we are very involved in the roadway construction process. Because it affects us all, people are not shy about asking questions related to the inconvenience of the road construction process.

Did You Know: Counting Cars is Fundamental to Traffic Engineering

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015
Did You Know: Counting Cars is Fundamental to Traffic Engineering

People frequently ask our traffic engineering staff, “Do you really sit on the side of the road and count cars?” The answer to that is yes, but we also have many other ways to measure and record traffic on roadways and at intersections.

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.

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.

ALSITE Focuses on Safety at Annual Meeting

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015

Two years ago, we wrote about the annual Alabama Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) meeting that included an afternoon devoted to safety. Sain’s Vice President/Organization Development, Becky White, led this interactive and engaging session. This year’s meeting was held June 3-5, 2015 at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and since safety has only continued to become more and more important, this was one of the overall themes for several sessions.

Finding Solutions to the Diminished Highway Trust Fund

Posted by on May 12, 2015

This week is Infrastructure Week, and it could not come at a better time because at the end of May MAP-21, the current transportation funding bill, is set to expire.

Did You Know: Interstates and Highways

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015
Did You Know: Interstates and Highways

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.