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 [...]
By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. If you have been on Shelby County Road 41/Dunnavant Valley Road near the Town of Mt Laurel lately, you have probably noticed a lot of construction. A gas station, grocery store, and other retail stores in the Dunnavant development will provide the area with new shopping and eating options. In addition […]
By: Nathan Currie A section of sidewalk planned nearly 10 years ago is nearing construction. The sidewalk, currently under design by Sain Associates, will connect to existing sidewalk near the intersection of Hermosa Drive and Poinciana Drive in Homewood. It will pass beneath US Highway 280 before continuing east along 20th Place Access Road and […]
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 […]
By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Have you ever wondered how paving a new road through an undisturbed wooded area impacts the environment? Sain Associates certainly has. Sometimes there are no major issues, but occasionally an engineer can get an unhappy surprise.
By: Jim Meads, P.E. In its fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting pedestrian safety initiatives under a program called Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP). Pedestrians are most at risk for injury or death when crossing motor vehicle traffic at mid-block locations or un-signalized intersections.
By: Ryan Medley, EI ,Civil Site Designer Two years ago, I had just finished my junior year of college and was preparing for my first engineering internship at Sain Associates. Little did I know that one year later, I would be starting my first week in a full-time position as a civil site designer. Last week, […]
Author: Shawn Calhoun, Design Engineer/CE&I Inspector Last year Sain Associates prepared the design plans for widening Riverchase Drive in Phenix City, AL to improve the traffic flow in that area. The design added a right turn lane to the eastbound US 80 entrance ramp and additional lanes from the westbound US 80 exit ramp. The […]
“We can’t locate what we can’t see.”
My first surveying supervisor made this statement on a daily basis. At one time this was a true statement. But today, with hydrographic surveys, we can locate what we can’t see, such as structures and terrain that are submerged under a body of water.