Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. One of my favorite quotes from Jim Meads is “I’m not up in the stands; I’m on the playing field with you.”  When you are in charge of managing a design project, it’s always helpful to know “who is on the playing field” with you.  An easy way to describe how we […]

Annual ATPA Conference at Gulf State Park

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Annual ATPA Conference at Gulf State Park

By: Becky White, PTP On March 13-15, the Alabama Transportation Planners Association (ATPA) gathered in Gulf Shores for its annual conference.  The mood was decidedly more cheerful this year, thanks to passage of the Rebuild Alabama Act, which will provide more money to fund transportation infrastructure needs in Alabama. In addition to celebrating the good […]

“Aren’t you already a Road Safety Professional?”

“Aren’t you already a Road Safety Professional?”

By: Erin L. Curry, P.E., R.S.P. I have some new initials behind my name.  Erin L. Curry, P.E., R.S.P.  I am now a certified Road Safety Professional (RSP).  (To read what the P.E. means, check out this blog post). Charles Cochran in our Birmingham, AL office also obtained the certification.  A few months ago the […]

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

The Senior Design program at the University of Alabama provides students with the opportunity to get realistic experience practicing engineering with area industries. Sain Associates has had the pleasure of working with the Senior Design Class every semester since the Fall of 2017. Each semester the class is given a different engineering project, and professionals […]

It’s Time to Rebuild Alabama’s Infrastructure (Guest Blog)

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
It’s Time to Rebuild Alabama’s Infrastructure (Guest Blog)

Guest Blogger: Drew Harrell, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Business Council of Alabama and Executive Director of the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure All over the state, at every level of government, the issue of fixing Alabama’s crumbling road and bridge system is a policy matter that has risen to the forefront over the past few […]

Mandeville Branch Update

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Mandeville Branch Update

By: Diane Hammonds, PE, PTOE As the Louisiana Branch Office of Sain Associates enters its 10th year in 2019, I thought it would be good to celebrate some of our successes, challenges, and things I have learned over the years!   I moved back home to Louisiana in 2009 to open the Branch Office for Sain […]

ACEC Alabama: 2019 Outlook

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Leadership, Uncategorized | No Comments
ACEC Alabama: 2019 Outlook

By: Jim Meads, P.E. There have been a lot of exciting things happening for the American Council of Engineering Companies from a National and State perspective. It is an honor to serve as President for ACEC Alabama for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. It’s hard to believe that my term is halfway through. We have an […]

Did You Know? Travel Demand Models Help Planners Predict Travel Patterns

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Did You Know? Travel Demand Models Help Planners Predict Travel Patterns

By: Paul Gilliam, P.E., Senior Project Manager Travel Demand Forecasting involves the use of a variety of models to duplicate Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, Mode Choice (e.g. car, transit, bicycle, etc.), and Highway/Transit assignment in a metropolitan region. The models are coded using a program language that is typically executed using Cube or TransCAD software. […]

A Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

A Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

By; Calvin Lokko, Designer I visited Cape Town this past Thanksgiving for the first time to visit my two uncles and their families. I couldn’t wait to hear their stories about my grandfather, and their personal stories of being engineers in South Africa. They faced many obstacles during Apartheid to get their engineering degrees, and […]