Mark Randall, a project engineer in our Pulaski, [...]
“With increasing competition to secure contracts for engineering and design services, AEC firm executives and practice leaders must ensure that they stand out among the crowd. But sometimes efforts to gain favor and secure contracts—particularly for government and public projects—can go too far.”
Author: Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO The era of employment for life is long over. Many people now migrate from job to job over their career in search of greater fulfillment and compensation. Society largely encourages this “job-hopping” to the extent that the average person changes jobs 10-15 times during his/her career. However, here at Sain we […]
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 […]
There is an old saying, “who’s minding the store?” In our case, the Sain Executive Committee plays that role so that the company, as a whole, runs smoothly. The Executive Committee is made up of three individuals: Jim Meads (President), Becky White (VP/Organization Development) and myself, Vann Rutledge (VP/Controller). In our own individual roles, the […]
Posted by Becky White, P.T.P., VP/Organization Development It’s that time of year again: the weather has turned chilly, the Christmas tree is decorated in the lobby, and it seems that everyone is scrambling to tie up loose ends before they tend to their holiday plans. Though it’s supposed to be a cheerful time of year, […]
By Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO With the recent election of President-elect, Donald Trump, comes the promise of his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Buzz continues to grow as frustrated lawmakers are hopeful cuts in federal transportation spending could be coming to an end. I sat down with Mr. Matt Reiffer, the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) […]
Posted by Jim Meads According to the US Census, Millennials are people born between the years 1982 and 2000. In the US there are a reported 83.1 million millennials, roughly one quarter of the nation’s population. The public’s perception of this group of young people has not always been positive; however, Jim Meads, President and […]
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. More than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer but it is very treatable if caught early.
How would I describe the current economic climate in relation to civil engineering as 2015 ends and we start 2016? Pretty solid. It’s not what it once was, and we may never see things that good again, but overall things are continuing to improve. Most people we hear from are pretty optimistic about having a good year.