ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018
ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

By:  Jim Meads, P.E. I am extremely honored to serve as President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.  ACEC is the voice of the engineering profession in Alabama.  I am looking forward to an exciting year working alongside our Executive Director, Ms. Renée Casillas, and a fantastic […]

Professional Engineers Day

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018
Professional Engineers Day

By: Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO Sain Associates joins Professional Engineers (PE’s) from around the world in celebrating Professional Engineers Day on August 1, 2018. On this third annual PE Day we want to raise awareness about what it means to be a PE and to show appreciation for the work they do each day. To […]

Sain at Work in Central Alabama

Posted by and on Jul 24, 2018
Sain at Work in Central Alabama

By: Matt Stoops & Jeff Stephenson  Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) is a crucial aspect for every project in the engineering world. This is essentially making sure the building or infrastructure is being built according to the plans and specifications from the owner. Sain has been involved in numerous CE&I projects this summer with several […]

A Foster Parenting Journey

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018
A Foster Parenting Journey

By: Chris Jenkins, P.E. Project Manager Site Department  One of my wife’s friends used to joke with me that she would be a mom to a lot of kids.   Well, that was an understatement and no joke!

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018
History Underground Can Impact Your Project

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E.  Have you ever wondered how paving a new road through an undisturbed wooded area impacts the environment?  Sain Associates certainly has. Sometimes there are no major issues, but occasionally an engineer can get an unhappy surprise. 

Happy 4th of July!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July!

  Our offices will be closed July 4th but will resume normal hours on July 5th. All of us at Sain Associates hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day!

A History Lesson in Surveying

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018
A History Lesson in Surveying

By: Roger Joiner, PLS / Survey Department Manager Our company currently has offices in three states and has successfully completed projects in a total of 37 states. On some of these projects a survey is needed for the civil design. So what’s the big deal? Pack enough clothes for a week and leave Alabama early […]

Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018
Making Each STEP Count

By: Jim Meads, P.E. In its fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting pedestrian safety initiatives under a program called Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP). Pedestrians are most at risk for injury or death when crossing motor vehicle traffic at mid-block locations or un-signalized intersections.

Spreading the Love: Part II

Posted by on May 30, 2018
Spreading the Love: Part II

By: Nathan Currie, P.E. In a previous post on June 20, 2017, Spreading the Love, I wrote about my family and the role that adoption has played in the growth of our family. I described being the lucky dad of two beautiful daughters, and I mentioned the possibility of adding another child to our family in […]

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 […]