6th Avenue South Green Infrastructure Project Update

Posted by on May 15, 2018
6th Avenue South Green Infrastructure Project Update

By: Darren  Hamrick, PE, MS, LEED AP The City of Birmingham engaged Sain Associates to review the existing drainage conditions at 6th Avenue South near UAB, which experiences frequent flooding.  These flooding problems are related to the large watershed draining to this location and the lack of storm water management which was implemented many decades ago […]

Mom: A Title Just Above Queen

Posted by on May 8, 2018
Mom: A Title Just Above Queen

By: Becky White, PTP In recognition of Mother’s Day we salute all women who use their intelligence, abilities, and compassion to raise or mentor children.  To mother a child well is both challenging and rewarding; it is an investment in the future and thus deserves our best efforts.  At Sain we are proud of all our […]

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

Posted by on May 1, 2018
SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

By: Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner  On April 19, 2018 the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 316 by Governor Kay Ivey was held in Montgomery. I had the privilege to represent the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Legislature Chair and Advisory Captain along with ASCE Vice President Brad Williams, […]

Interning at Sain: Melody Hunter

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018
Interning at Sain: Melody Hunter

My name is Melody Hunter and I have been working at Sain for about 2 years, and I love it. It’s great that I am doing what a college intern would be doing while I’m still in high school. I have learned many skills while working here especially teamwork in a work environment. At Sain […]

Update From ACEC Leadership Development Series

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018
Update From ACEC Leadership Development Series

By: Tony Montanaro, P.E. I was selected to be Sain’s representative in this year’s ACEC Leadership Development Series. I am truly honored to join a group of folks from Architecture and Engineering firms from around the state of Alabama, as we dig into what it means to lead in an A&E firm. It’s a great […]

When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018
When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

By Nathan Currie, P.E. If you’re like me, when you hear the word “diet”, your first reaction isn’t the thought…sign me up! However, in the world of transportation, it may often be an easy solution that provides a very favorable outcome for all involved.

BJCC Event Traffic Plan

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018
BJCC Event Traffic Plan

By: Charles, Cochran, PE, PTOE   We recently developed Event Traffic Handling Plans for the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in downtown Birmingham.  The BJCC is home to the 19,000 seat Legacy Arena, which hosts concerts and sporting events year-round.  Additionally, the complex hosts conferences and conventions in its Exhibition Halls and meeting rooms. 

61st Annual Transportation Conference

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018
61st Annual Transportation Conference

By: Charles Cochran, PE, PTOE Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 61st Annual Transportation Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, AL.  This was my second year attending the two-day conference, which usually has around 900 guests. The attendees represented a wide-range of transportation-related professions, including contractors, consultants, federal and state personnel, […]

Sparkman Global Health Case Competition

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018
Sparkman Global Health Case Competition

On Saturday, February 3rd, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) held the Sparkman Global Health Case Competition. The competition consists of teams of 4-6 students asked to provide strategies to resolve a current global health problem. This year our very own, Becky White was invited to be a judge for the competition. Twelve teams […]

When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018
When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

By:  Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader You go to a doctor when you get sick or hurt, a lawyer when you’re in trouble, a dentist if you have a toothache. A surveyor is like any other professional. You hire one when you need one. Well, when will I need a surveyor? The most common reason […]