New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE A project to implement new traffic signal technology for Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville is nearing completion. The project includes new traffic signal controllers and additional vehicle detectors for the nine signalized intersections along Cobbs Ford Road from Silver Hills Drive to I-65. These signals are also being connected to […]

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. One of my favorite quotes from Jim Meads is “I’m not up in the stands; I’m on the playing field with you.”  When you are in charge of managing a design project, it’s always helpful to know “who is on the playing field” with you.  An easy way to describe how we […]

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 […]

“Aren’t you already a Road Safety Professional?”

“Aren’t you already a Road Safety Professional?”

By: Erin L. Curry, P.E., R.S.P. I have some new initials behind my name.  Erin L. Curry, P.E., R.S.P.  I am now a certified Road Safety Professional (RSP).  (To read what the P.E. means, check out this blog post). Charles Cochran in our Birmingham, AL office also obtained the certification.  A few months ago the […]

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

The Senior Design program at the University of Alabama provides students with the opportunity to get realistic experience practicing engineering with area industries. Sain Associates has had the pleasure of working with the Senior Design Class every semester since the Fall of 2017. Each semester the class is given a different engineering project, and professionals […]

Mandeville Branch Update

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Mandeville Branch Update

By: Diane Hammonds, PE, PTOE As the Louisiana Branch Office of Sain Associates enters its 10th year in 2019, I thought it would be good to celebrate some of our successes, challenges, and things I have learned over the years!   I moved back home to Louisiana in 2009 to open the Branch Office for Sain […]

Did You Know? Travel Demand Models Help Planners Predict Travel Patterns

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Did You Know? Travel Demand Models Help Planners Predict Travel Patterns

By: Paul Gilliam, P.E., Senior Project Manager Travel Demand Forecasting involves the use of a variety of models to duplicate Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, Mode Choice (e.g. car, transit, bicycle, etc.), and Highway/Transit assignment in a metropolitan region. The models are coded using a program language that is typically executed using Cube or TransCAD software. […]

A Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

A Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

By; Calvin Lokko, Designer I visited Cape Town this past Thanksgiving for the first time to visit my two uncles and their families. I couldn’t wait to hear their stories about my grandfather, and their personal stories of being engineers in South Africa. They faced many obstacles during Apartheid to get their engineering degrees, and […]

A Recap of 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

A Recap of 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

By: Joe Meads, Principal/Owner 2018 was a very good year for Sain Associates on many fronts. If we used a baseball analogy, we hit some singles and some doubles during the year and a home run at the end of the year. It always feels great to finish well and it sets us up to […]