One Year Anniversary

Posted by on May 22, 2018
One Year Anniversary

By: Ryan Medley, EI ,Civil Site Designer Two years ago, I had just finished my junior year of college and was preparing for my first engineering internship at Sain Associates.  Little did I know that one year later, I would be starting my first week in a full-time position as a civil site designer. Last week, […]

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 […]

Did You Know? Traffic Loons

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018
Did You Know? Traffic Loons

By: Diane Hammonds, P.E. / Branch Manager / LA office Some of us know about the birds called loons, but as traffic engineers we have loons too!  A loon is also referred to as a “Michigan Left” because of their wide use there.  It is pavement constructed outside of the travel lane to allow for vehicles […]

Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018
Did You Know? On-Call Contracts

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Did you know Sain Associates has many on-call contracts with ALDOT? There are many benefits of the on-call contracts.  First, they allow Sain Associates to work with ALDOT on a range of projects.  Over the years, the projects have ranged from surveying to corridor and traffic studies to a broad array […]

A Whole New World In Alabama

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018
A Whole New World In Alabama

By: Darren Hamrick, P.E., MSCE, LEED AP It is a Whole New World in Alabama. With the recent announcement of Project New World, the Toyota-Mazda joint venture to build a $1.6 billion automotive production plant in Limestone County, Alabama, residents are celebrating a major win (which is not in football).  As a result of this […]

TDOT Wins a National Roadway Safety Award – With a Little Help from Sain

Posted by and on Nov 28, 2017
TDOT Wins a National Roadway Safety Award – With a Little Help from Sain

Authors: Becky White & Erin Curry  We are so excited for TDOT’s Project Safety Office. They have been recognized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation as one of nine National Roadway Safety Award winners for their contribution to improving roadway safety. TDOT was recognized in the Program Planning, Development, and […]

Employee Spotlight: Vann Rutledge

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017
Employee Spotlight: Vann Rutledge

With our recent news and exciting company announcement, we wanted to take a moment and shine the spotlight on our two new shareholders – Vann Rutledge and Becky White. Both have extensive tenure with the firm and serve on Sain’s Executive Committee, which allowed for a natural progression to shareholder. But, for example, did you know […]

Sain Associates Announces Two New Shareholders

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017
Sain Associates Announces Two New Shareholders

We have big news to share! Sain Associates is excited to announce two new shareholders. It was a natural transition that Becky White and Vann Rutledge are Sain’s newest shareholders as they both demonstrate incredible leadership and have been a part of Sain’s Corporate Executive Committee for a number of years. Becky White was formerly […]

Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017
Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

By: Jim and Joe Meads Sain Associates has been involved in Prattville South Industrial Park, owned by the city of Prattville, since the late 1990s as the park’s engineering firm. That means we’re often called in to come help answer questions that potential tenants may have regarding the park and the logistics of executing what […]

A Day in the Life of a City Engineer

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016
A Day in the Life of a City Engineer

Have you ever wondered what the duties of a city engineer are and what role he or she plays in your city? A city engineer typically works at the request of the mayor, city council or city manager to review issues related to public safety and welfare. Generally, the duties involve organizing and supervising engineering […]