The 2018 Spirit of Lauren Award

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018
The 2018 Spirit of Lauren Award

On Tuesday, October 16, our Sain team and members of Lauren Spruiell Nickles’ family gathered for a company breakfast to celebrate the 2018 recipient of our Spirit of Lauren Award. The award was established to honor the legacy of Lauren, our friend and co-worker. The award is given annually to recognize an employee, who during […]

Improving Connectivity with a Tunnel

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018
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 […]

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018
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. 

Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018
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
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 […]

Back in the Classroom with Inverness Elementary

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017
Back in the Classroom with Inverness Elementary

Author: Nathan Currie, P.E. For most of us, now that summer has passed and school is back in session, we’ve settled back into our usual fall routines, whether it be football, escaping outside to enjoy the fall weather or getting ahead at the office in preparation for the end of the year. For a few […]

Showing Some Love for Engineering

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017
Showing Some Love for Engineering

This week was Engineers Week, a national recognition of the contribution of engineering professions sponsored by Discover E, a group dedicated to increasing K-12 and public understanding of engineering careers. “E-Week” serves as a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring […]

Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016
Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Posted by Jim Meads According to the US Census, Millennials are people born between the years 1982 and 2000. In the US there are a reported 83.1 million millennials, roughly one quarter of the nation’s population. The public’s perception of this group of young people has not always been positive; however, Jim Meads, President and […]

Math and Science Tutoring Outreach at Inverness Elementary

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016
Math and Science Tutoring Outreach at Inverness Elementary

Matt Stoops, Alicia Bailey, and I started going to Inverness Elementary school last fall. Matt had contacted the school to see about a few of us coming to help tutor and open the minds of young kids to the world of possibilities ahead of them. We ended up on “Taylor’s Team,” also known as Mrs. Taylor’s 3rd Grade Class.

Did You Know: The Inconvenience of Road Construction

Posted by and on Nov 17, 2015
Did You Know: The Inconvenience of Road Construction

As engineers who work in the traffic and transportation sector, we are very involved in the roadway construction process. Because it affects us all, people are not shy about asking questions related to the inconvenience of the road construction process.