Why We Love Sain

Why We Love Sain

By: Caroline Young In 1972, Hack Sain founded Sain Associates, and in our training room, we have a framed shadow box of Hack’s old design instruments. Although these tools are now relics, they reflect our history and remind us of how much we have evolved. Just as engineering has moved forward, incorporating better technology, our […]

Prattville Industrial Access Road Project Update

Prattville Industrial Access Road Project Update

Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) is a critical component of every engineering project. The City of Prattville selected Sain to provide CE&I services for two Industrial Access Road projects last year – one for a 1.2-mile industrial road and one for 0.6-mile spur road off of the primary industrial road in Prattville South Industrial Park. […]

Protective Stadium Traffic & Parking Study

Protective Stadium Traffic & Parking Study

By: Charles Cochran, P.E., PTOE, RSP The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex is beginning grading work this month at the site of the future Protective Stadium.  The multi-use stadium will have a 45,000 seat capacity and will serve as the home stadium for UAB’s football team in addition to hosting other athletic events and concerts.  The […]

Redstone Advanced Gateway – Dynamic Design for a Dynamic Project

Redstone Advanced Gateway – Dynamic Design for a Dynamic Project

By: Darren Hamrick, PE, LEED AP and Chris Jenkins, P.E. Project Manager Site Department I would have to say that we were all thrilled when we received confirmation from Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) that Sain was selected to perform surveying, civil, and traffic engineering for the Redstone Advanced Gateway – the second major phase of […]

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 […]

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 […]

6th Avenue South Green Infrastructure Project Update

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 […]

Riverchase Drive Project

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in CE&I, Sain Projects | No Comments
Riverchase Drive Project

Author: Shawn Calhoun, Design Engineer/CE&I Inspector Last year Sain Associates prepared the design plans for widening Riverchase Drive in Phenix City, AL to improve the traffic flow in that area. The design added a right turn lane to the eastbound US 80 entrance ramp and additional lanes from the westbound US 80 exit ramp.  The […]

Expansion in the Automotive Industry

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Sain Projects | No Comments
Expansion in the Automotive Industry

Author: Darren Hamrick, SE Team Leader The auto-supplier industry continues to grow in Alabama and surrounding states and we are proud to be contributing to that effort. Within the last few years, Sain has had the opportunity to provide site design, surveying services and traffic engineering for multiple industrial projects that are tied to the […]

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.