Improving Connectivity with a Tunnel

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Improving Connectivity with a Tunnel

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 […]

Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Sain Projects, Uncategorized | No Comments
Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

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 […]

ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

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 […]

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

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. 

Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
Making Each STEP Count

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.

One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

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, […]

Riverchase Drive Project

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in CE&I, Sain Projects | No Comments
Riverchase Drive Project

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 […]

New project at Redstone Arsenal

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in New Projects, Site Engineering | One Comment

We’ve done numerous projects at Redstone Arsenal in the past, and we are excited to announce that we’re now the engineers for Von Braun IV.

Locating and mapping what we can’t see with hydrographic surveys

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Survey | No Comments
Locating and mapping what we can’t see with hydrographic surveys

“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.