Civil Engineering and Public Service

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018
Civil Engineering and Public Service

By: Erin Curry, P.E.  When I was in high school my favorite teacher was Mr. Billy Hamlett, who taught me Algebra II and Geometry.  At some point, I think in my sophomore year, he suggested I look into engineering as a career.  I did and I never looked back.  I think one reason engineering appealed […]

2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018
2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

By: Jeff Stephenson This week, Becky White and I had the opportunity to represent Sain Associates at the 5th Annual Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. This conference is for those who are responsible for the design, maintenance, and safety of rural roads. The attendees received instruction on available tools, […]

Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018
Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

By: Matt Stoops  We’ve all seen paving crews out working at some time or another.  But what are they doing – especially when the road seemed to be in fine shape?  Well hopefully the city, county, or state is being proactive about doing preventative maintenance.  The buzz word on this right now is called Pavement […]

Child Passenger Safety Week

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018
Child Passenger Safety Week

By: Diane Hammonds  This week is Child Passenger Safety Week!  One of the simplest things we can do to protect our kids is to put them in the right car seat for their age, weight and height!  Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.  Anyone who knows me […]

Strategic Planning

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018
Strategic Planning

Sain’s guest blogger is Don Thomas, President of TBCI, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, ownership transition, and business development for A/E/C firms in the US and Canada.

Fish Fry 2018 Recap

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018
Fish Fry 2018 Recap

The Importance of GIS + Drone Technology

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018
The Importance of GIS + Drone Technology

By: Dan Mellott, GISP In my role as GIS Manager at Sain, I recently attended a workshop sponsored by the GIS Association of Alabama that demonstrated the employment of GIS and drone technology for search and rescue operations by the Springville, AL Fire Department. During the workshop, a field exercise took place showing how drone […]

Improving Connectivity with a Tunnel

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018
Improving Connectivity with a Tunnel

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E.  If you have been on Shelby County Road 41/Dunnavant Valley Road near the Town of Mt Laurel lately, you have probably noticed a lot of construction.  A gas station, grocery store, and other retail stores in the Dunnavant development will provide the area with new shopping and eating options.  In addition […]

Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018
Connecting Cities with the Zoo Connector Sidewalk

By: Nathan Currie  A section of sidewalk planned nearly 10 years ago is nearing construction. The sidewalk, currently under design by Sain Associates, will connect to existing sidewalk near the intersection of Hermosa Drive and Poinciana Drive in Homewood.  It will pass beneath US Highway 280 before continuing east along 20th Place Access Road and […]

ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018
ACEC Alabama: Your Engineering Advocacy Partner

By:  Jim Meads, P.E. I am extremely honored to serve as President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.  ACEC is the voice of the engineering profession in Alabama.  I am looking forward to an exciting year working alongside our Executive Director, Ms. Renée Casillas, and a fantastic […]