New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE A project to implement new traffic signal technology for Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville is nearing completion. The project includes new traffic signal controllers and additional vehicle detectors for the nine signalized intersections along Cobbs Ford Road from Silver Hills Drive to I-65. These signals are also being connected to […]

Sain at Work in Central Alabama

Posted by and on Jul 24, 2018 in CE&I, New Projects, Safety | No Comments
Sain at Work in Central Alabama

By: Matt Stoops & Jeff Stephenson  Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) is a crucial aspect for every project in the engineering world. This is essentially making sure the building or infrastructure is being built according to the plans and specifications from the owner. Sain has been involved in numerous CE&I projects this summer with several […]

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.

Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Did You Know | No Comments
Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Did you know Sain Associates has many on-call contracts with ALDOT? There are many benefits of the on-call contracts.  First, they allow Sain Associates to work with ALDOT on a range of projects.  Over the years, the projects have ranged from surveying to corridor and traffic studies to a broad array […]

Girls Dream Big About Engineering

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Community, Uncategorized | No Comments
Girls Dream Big About Engineering

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day, is a worldwide campaign dedicated to help unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. The purpose of the event is to introduce girls to strong female leaders, help develop their understanding of engineering and inspire engineering or […]

TSM&O Projects

TSM&O Projects

Author: Charles Cochran, PE, PTOE Sain Associates is currently working for ALDOT (Alabama Department Of Transportation) on two TSM&O projects– one for ALDOT’s East Central Region (includes the Birmingham metropolitan area) and one for ALDOT’s Southwest Region (includes the Mobile area). What is TSM&O? TSM&O stands for Transportation Systems Management & Operations.  Essentially, TSM&O is […]

Horizontal Curve Project: Where are We Now

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Sain Projects | No Comments
Horizontal Curve Project: Where are We Now

By: Richard Holt, PE, M.ASCE, Branch Manager In November of 2015, work began on a very large project for Sain Associates: the Horizontal Curve project. We kicked off this project with a presentation to ALDOT West Central Region (Tuscaloosa area) representatives where we gave an overview of the project and outlined its purpose. From then […]

Who We Are: Sain Pulaski

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Who We Are | No Comments
Who We Are: Sain Pulaski

Author: Erin Curry Sain’s branch in Pulaski, TN is a made up of a hard-working group of four: Richard Holt, Branch Manager, Mark Randall, Project Engineer, Justin Watson, Designer, and myself, Erin Curry, Project Manager. We enjoy the ability to work for a thriving engineering firm from the comfort of a small town like Pulaski. […]

Did You Know: Roadway Signing

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Did You Know | 2 Comments
Did You Know: Roadway Signing

By Justin Watson, E.I., Infrastructure Designer Roadway signing can directly affect the safety of the public by warning drivers and pedestrians of any number of roadway hazards, traffic maneuvers, navigation information, etc. Signing and/or resigning is one aspect of a safety project where the designer relays active information to the driver, whereas things such as […]

Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Economy | No Comments
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) […]