Civil Engineering and Public Service

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018
Civil Engineering and Public Service

By: Erin Curry, P.E.  When I was in high school my favorite teacher was Mr. Billy Hamlett, who taught me Algebra II and Geometry.  At some point, I think in my sophomore year, he suggested I look into engineering as a career.  I did and I never looked back.  I think one reason engineering appealed […]

Strategic Planning

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018
Strategic Planning

Sain’s guest blogger is Don Thomas, President of TBCI, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, ownership transition, and business development for A/E/C firms in the US and Canada.

ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018
ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

By:  Jim Meads, P.E. I am extremely honored to serve as President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.  ACEC is the voice of the engineering profession in Alabama.  I am looking forward to an exciting year working alongside our Executive Director, Ms. Renée Casillas, and a fantastic […]

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

Posted by on May 1, 2018
SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

By: Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner  On April 19, 2018 the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 316 by Governor Kay Ivey was held in Montgomery. I had the privilege to represent the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Legislature Chair and Advisory Captain along with ASCE Vice President Brad Williams, […]

Update From ACEC Leadership Development Series

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018
Update From ACEC Leadership Development Series

By: Tony Montanaro, P.E. I was selected to be Sain’s representative in this year’s ACEC Leadership Development Series. I am truly honored to join a group of folks from Architecture and Engineering firms from around the state of Alabama, as we dig into what it means to lead in an A&E firm. It’s a great […]

Improving the Business Side of Engineering

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017
Improving the Business Side of Engineering

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 […]

ACEC Leadership Class

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017
ACEC Leadership Class

By: Matt Stoops, Infrastructure Project Manager American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is a national organization, with state chapters that acts as the “voice” of America’s engineering industry. The ACEC of Alabama developed a leadership class in 2001 for engineering firms to be able to train their midlevel staff about the business side of engineering […]

Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016
Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

By Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO With the recent election of President-elect, Donald Trump, comes the promise of his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Buzz continues to grow as frustrated lawmakers are hopeful cuts in federal transportation spending could be coming to an end. I sat down with Mr. Matt Reiffer, the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) […]

National Recognition Award for Martin Army Community Hospital

Posted by on May 19, 2015
National Recognition Award for Martin Army Community Hospital

We are very proud of our work on the Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning. We’ve been honored to receive Excellence in Construction awards for the project, and we’re excited to add a National Recognition Award to the list.