Jake Balentine is a Traffic Designer at Sain. [...]
Sain Associates has performed hundreds of surveys over the years, but the survey for the proposed construction of Parker High School in Birmingham was particularly challenging. The project involved 161 parcels located throughout six city blocks.
In this large, populated area, Sain performed boundary and topographic surveys, as well as subdivision platting, street vacations and legal descriptions.
There is always coordination involved with various entities, but for Parker High School there were many more controlling authorities than usual (City of Birmingham, Jefferson County and utility departments). Street vacations, sewer vacations, sewer dedications and subdivision platting all had to be coordinated with these authorities to continue the platting process to stay on schedule with the construction portion of the project.