Redstone Advanced Gateway – Dynamic Design for a Dynamic Project

Redstone Advanced Gateway – Dynamic Design for a Dynamic Project

By: Darren Hamrick, PE, LEED AP and Chris Jenkins, P.E. Project Manager Site Department I would have to say that we were all thrilled when we received confirmation from Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) that Sain was selected to perform surveying, civil, and traffic engineering for the Redstone Advanced Gateway – the second major phase of […]

Sain Christmas Party

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Sain Christmas Party

This year our Christmas party took place at Vulcan Park & Museum.  Employees and guests enjoyed touring the museum and going to the top of the Vulcan statue to see the view of downtown.  There was a light rain that night, so some of us got a little wet on the Vulcan statue tour.  We […]

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 […]

PE Exam Requirements

PE Exam Requirements

By: Calvin Lokko, EI “During the 2018 Legislative Session several proposed changes to the licensure application process were adopted. One of these changes separates the work experience requirement from the principles and practice exam requirements. In other words – you can now take the principles and practice exams any time after you successfully pass the […]

The 2018 Spirit of Lauren Award

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Awards, Sain Associates News | No Comments
The 2018 Spirit of Lauren Award

On Tuesday, October 16, our Sain team and members of Lauren Spruiell Nickles’ family gathered for a company breakfast to celebrate the 2018 recipient of our Spirit of Lauren Award. The award was established to honor the legacy of Lauren, our friend and co-worker. The award is given annually to recognize an employee, who during […]

2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety | No Comments
2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

By: Jeff Stephenson This week, Becky White and I had the opportunity to represent Sain Associates at the 5th Annual Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. This conference is for those who are responsible for the design, maintenance, and safety of rural roads. The attendees received instruction on available tools, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]