Getting to Know Paul Gilliam

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018
Getting to Know Paul Gilliam

Our recent announcement of acquiring Vision Engineering and Planning (Vision E&P), a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with locations in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA, brings Paul Gilliam, the current President of Vision E&P, to the Sain team.

Did You Know How Mile Markers On The Highway System Are Established?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018
Did You Know How Mile Markers On The Highway System Are Established?

By: Mark Randall, PE (TN), CPESC You may know that mile markers or mile posts tell drivers their location along an interstate or highway, but did you know how those markers are established or the other functions that they serve? Mile markers are used to indicate the distance traveled within a state as well as […]

Employee Interview: Charles Cochran + Tony Montanaro

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018
Employee Interview: Charles Cochran + Tony Montanaro

  Today we are excited to be highlighting Tony Montanaro and Charles Cochran! Tony is an assistant project manager with the Infrastructure Department, and Charles is a project manager with the Traffic Team. Both Tony and Charles are celebrating their 5 year Sainniversary this month!  We sat down with both of them to learn more […]

Civil Engineering and Public Service

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018
Civil Engineering and Public Service

By: Erin Curry, P.E.  When I was in high school my favorite teacher was Mr. Billy Hamlett, who taught me Algebra II and Geometry.  At some point, I think in my sophomore year, he suggested I look into engineering as a career.  I did and I never looked back.  I think one reason engineering appealed […]

Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018
Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

By: Matt Stoops  We’ve all seen paving crews out working at some time or another.  But what are they doing – especially when the road seemed to be in fine shape?  Well hopefully the city, county, or state is being proactive about doing preventative maintenance.  The buzz word on this right now is called Pavement […]

Strategic Planning

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018
Strategic Planning

Sain’s guest blogger is Don Thomas, President of TBCI, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, ownership transition, and business development for A/E/C firms in the US and Canada.

Fish Fry 2018 Recap

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018
Fish Fry 2018 Recap

The Importance of GIS + Drone Technology

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018
The Importance of GIS + Drone Technology

By: Dan Mellott, GISP In my role as GIS Manager at Sain, I recently attended a workshop sponsored by the GIS Association of Alabama that demonstrated the employment of GIS and drone technology for search and rescue operations by the Springville, AL Fire Department. During the workshop, a field exercise took place showing how drone […]

Did You Know? Rumble Strips

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018
Did You Know? Rumble Strips

By: Richard Holt, P.E.  Have you ever wondered what that terrible noise and vibration is when you slightly veer over the center or edge line of the roadway? Those noisy bumps are referred to as rumble strips or rumble stripes.  They are formed when a strip of asphalt has been milled (cut) or rolled with […]

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 […]