I-59/20 Bridge Opening

I-59/20 Bridge Opening

By: Charles Cochran, P.E., PTOE, RSP We have written previously about our work associated with the I-59/20 bridge replacement project in downtown Birmingham.  If you live or work in the area, you already know that the interstate bridges are back open!  Jeff Stephenson and I had the opportunity to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, […]

Changing the Face of Birmingham

Changing the Face of Birmingham

Sain Associates performed surveying and engineering design for the City of Birmingham’s “Tiger 7” Project. Check out the video to see the completed parking lot and trail connecting Red Mountain Park and the High Ore Line Trail.

Getting to Know Paul Gilliam

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 in Did You Know | No Comments
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 in Sain Associates News | No Comments
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 in Community, Uncategorized | No Comments
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 in Road Safety, Uncategorized | No Comments
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 in Guest Post | No Comments
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.