Get Counted in 2020 Census!

Get Counted in 2020 Census!

By: Erin Curry, P.E., R.S.P. Did you know the census is mandated by the US Constitution in Article 1, Section 2?  The first decennial census was conducted in 1790 and has been conducted every 10 years since.  The purpose of the census is to apportion Congressional Representatives and taxes, by population.  The census counts the […]

From Intern to Engineer

From Intern to Engineer

By: Ryan Medley Summer may seem far away, but here at Sain Associates, we are already searching for our next student intern for the summer of 2020.  In 2016, I had the chance to intern over the summer at Sain and gained invaluable experience working alongside Sain’s engineers.  As I approach my three-year anniversary in […]

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 […]

Sain Associates Wins 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards

Sain Associates Wins 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards

By: Joe Meads, P.E. Sain Associates is extremely proud to have won both of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama Excellence in Construction Awards for Civil Engineering at the 30th Anniversary Awards event on October 17th. Our work at the 2200 Magnolia Building in Birmingham won 1st place and our work at the Veterans […]

2019 Spirit of Lauren Award

2019 Spirit of Lauren Award

On October 8 our Sain family celebrated the Spirit of Lauren Award, an annual award given in memory of Lauren Nickles, our friend and co-worker. At the celebration, we shared an old-fashioned breakfast, which was one of Lauren’s favorite things. Lauren’s mother, children and aunt were present with us to honor Lauren’s memory and celebrate […]

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. […]

Did You Know? Tennessee Led the Nation in a Bad Way

Did You Know?  Tennessee Led the Nation in a Bad Way

By: Richard Holt, P.E., M.ASCE According to the “Hands Free Tennessee” campaign, there were 24,600 crashes involving a distracted driver in Tennessee in 2018. A recent study also revealed that from 2015 to 2017, Tennessee had the highest rate of distracted driving deaths in the nation, at 7.2 distracted driving deaths per 10 billion vehicle miles. Tennessee’s rate is nearly five […]

Sain Hosts 8th Annual Client Appreciation Fish Fry

Sain Hosts 8th Annual Client Appreciation Fish Fry

Last Friday, we hosted our Annual Fish Fry at the Cahaba Pumping Station Museum. This is one of our favorite events because we get to celebrate you – our amazing clients who keep our business flourishing. Guests enjoyed the warm September weather, feasted on Whisker’s Catfish, and cooled off with Bendy’s Cookies & Cream. Thanks […]

Interstate Access Requests

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Road Safety, Transportation | No Comments
Interstate Access Requests

By: Erin Curry, P.E., R.S.P. Did you know the state departments of transportation oversee all construction and maintenance of our Interstate System, but the federal government maintains oversight to interstate access?  Therefore, any change of access to the Interstate System requires approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  I recently attended an FHWA workshop at […]

Did you know? New Traffic Law in Alabama

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019 in Did You Know, Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
Did you know? New Traffic Law in Alabama

Did you know a new traffic law went into effect in Alabama on Sunday, September 1st? The new law, also known as Act 2019-386 or SB 254, requires all occupants of a motor vehicle to use seat belts (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency). You read that right. Up until now, back seat passengers did not have […]