Strategic Planning

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018
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
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
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

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 […]

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. 

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 […]

A Call To Others (Guest Blog Post)

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018
A Call To Others (Guest Blog Post)

“I met Chris Bond when we worked together on the Engineering Advisory Board for the engineering academy at Trussville High School. I admire Chris’s choice to use his engineering skills to meet his calling. I trust his story and the work he is doing will move you as it has me.” – Jim Meads My […]

Why Engineers are Talking about Roundabouts

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013

Roundabouts may not be prevalent enough in the Southeast that you would see one every day, but they are quickly gaining popularity in the region.