Sustainable Stream Protection – 30 Feet Down

Sustainable Stream Protection – 30 Feet Down

The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment.  By: Darren Hamrick, P.E., LEED AP, […]

Drones for Surveying

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Drones for Surveying

Drones are the future of Surveying, Urban Planning, Land Management, and Construction/Earthwork/Quantities. Whether measuring cut & fill, performing as-built surveys, boosting quarry productivity, or gathering planning information, drones can change the way professionals gather and measure data. Check out the video to see what we covered at our drone demonstration.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Community, Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
National Work Zone Awareness Week

Created in 2000, National Work Zone Awareness Week  (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign dedicated to educating and encouraging safe driving through work zones. It also honors those whose lives have been lost due to a work zone accident. This year, the 20th annual campaign will take place April 8-12 with the theme: “Drive Like […]

Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Community involvement | No Comments
Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Author: Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader For students at Tuskegee University pursuing an Architecture or Construction Science degree, part of their curriculum is a class about surveying. This year, students were also asked to complete a day camp as a part of that course.  Jake Bonds, another Birmingham-area surveyor, and I led this camp on […]

A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in CE&I | No Comments
A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Construction staking is essentially the process of putting construction plans and designs on the ground by marking the location of proposed new structures. It’s an important part of the construction process because it ensures that the project is begun according to very specific engineering designs.

A Major Construction Obstacle May Be Lurking Beneath Us

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in CE&I | No Comments
A Major Construction Obstacle May Be Lurking Beneath Us

By Matt Stoops, Infrastructure Project Manager As a project manager in construction, I often encounter a number of different challenges on any given day. Many times those challenges are unseen because they are underground. That’s right: utilities.

Engineering A Win with Kamtek

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Awards, Sain Projects | No Comments
Engineering A Win with Kamtek

Sain Associates was honored to receive a Merit Award for the Kamtek K-3 Expansion project from the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Alabama Chapter in this year’s Excellence in Construction competition.