We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]