The Importance of GIS + Drone Technology

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in GIS, Information Technology | No Comments
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 in Did You Know | No Comments
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 in Uncategorized | No Comments
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 […]

ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

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

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 in CE&I, New Projects, Safety | No Comments
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 in Who We Are | No Comments
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

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 in Uncategorized | No Comments
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 in Survey | No Comments
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 […]