Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018
Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

By: Nathan Currie  A section of sidewalk planned nearly 10 years ago is nearing construction. The sidewalk, currently under design by Sain Associates, will connect to existing sidewalk near the intersection of Hermosa Drive and Poinciana Drive in Homewood.  It will pass beneath US Highway 280 before continuing east along 20th Place Access Road and […]

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!

Lake George Annual Picnic

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018
Lake George Annual Picnic

  Sain Associates has been hosting annual employee parties for years, and this year is no exception. On Friday, June 22 we gathered once again at Lake George for our annual lakeside picnic. Lake George is a privately-owned beautiful little piece of heaven tucked away in Irondale, Alabama. Although we had some rain prior to the event, […]

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 […]

Think Safety First Near Railway Crossings

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018
Think Safety First Near Railway Crossings

By: Brandon Kennedy, Traffic Designer Railway safety is a topic that cannot be emphasized enough for both the public and those working on the railway. According to Federal Railroad Administration statistics, 274 highway-rail grade crossing fatalities occurred in 2017, with 9 being in Alabama.