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.

Sain Associates Brand Words: FOREHANDED

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015
Sain Associates Brand Words: FOREHANDED

Forehanded — mindful of the future, forward-thinking, visionary

In recent weeks, we have talked about our new brand words trustworthy and experienced. This week, Becky White and Alicia Bailey will share their thoughts about the word “Forehanded.” As a principal of the firm and a team leader in our transportation division, they each have a unique perspective.

Another Step Toward More Women in Engineering

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015
Another Step Toward More Women in Engineering

My youngest son is four years old, and he’s really interested in construction equipment and talking about any type of construction. I tell him he can be involved in construction when he grows up if he goes to college and becomes a civil engineer. He says “I don’t want to be an engineer, because that’s a girl’s job!”

Did You Know: Interstates and Highways

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015
Did You Know: Interstates and Highways

As civil engineers and surveyors, there are many aspects of our daily jobs that are second nature to us. But we hear common questions about our field often from the public. In this “Did You Know” blog series, we’ll answer some of these questions.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Sain Associates

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Sain Associates

At Sain Associates, we’re fortunate to have several experienced and talented female engineers on our staff, but studies have found that many girls don’t even know what engineering is. There is a need for girls to see more role models advocating for the engineering profession.

To Fund or Not Fund Federally: Using APPLE to Answer the Question

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014
To Fund or Not Fund Federally: Using APPLE to Answer the Question

This post was written based on an interview done with Scott Tillman, RPCGB Director of Planning and Operations and Darrell Howard, AICP, PTP, RPCGB Deputy Director of Planning

As we mentioned last week, determining whether or not your project should be funded federally can be difficult. Luckily, in 2012, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham developed the Advanced Planning Programming and Logical Engineering (APPLE) initiative to help.