Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018
Making Each STEP Count

By: Jim Meads, P.E. In its fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting pedestrian safety initiatives under a program called Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP). Pedestrians are most at risk for injury or death when crossing motor vehicle traffic at mid-block locations or un-signalized intersections.

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

Posted by on May 1, 2018
SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

By: Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner  On April 19, 2018 the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 316 by Governor Kay Ivey was held in Montgomery. I had the privilege to represent the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Legislature Chair and Advisory Captain along with ASCE Vice President Brad Williams, […]

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 […]

More on Engineering Ethics

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017
More on Engineering Ethics

“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.”

2017 Fish Fry Recap

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017
2017 Fish Fry Recap

Many thanks to all who joined us on Friday, September 15 for our annual Client Fish Fry at the historic Cahaba Pumping Station.  We had a great time together and can’t wait ‘til next year!  

30 Year Milestone

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017
30 Year Milestone

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 […]

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 […]

Who We Are: Sain Executive Committee

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017
Who We Are: Sain Executive Committee

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 […]

A Sain Christmas Story

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016
A Sain Christmas Story

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, […]

Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016
Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

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) […]