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 […]

Time to Rebuild Alabama!

Time to Rebuild Alabama!

By: Jim Meads, P.E. Alabama drivers saw a 6-cent state gas tax increase this past weekend starting September 1st. This was the first increment of the 10-cent tax approved this year by the legislature and Governor Kay Ivey. Alabama’s Fuel Tax of 18 cents per gallon on gas and 19 cents on diesel was the […]

I-59/20 Closure Update

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Sain Projects, Transportation | No Comments
I-59/20 Closure Update

Sain has been involved with the I-59/20 bridge replacement project long before the closure in January. Teaming up with the Alabama Department of Transportation in 2012, Sain aided in planning and designing for the deployment of Intelligent Transportation System devices to be installed as part of the bridge construction. Sain also provided traffic forecasting and […]

Leadership Shelby County

Leadership Shelby County

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE My career started at Sain Associates way back in 1998. In 2002, my wife Jamie and I decided to move to Pelham after living in Tuscaloosa and Hoover for several years. We’ve been living there ever since and have become fairly active within the community. In 2016-2017, I was inspired […]

Summer Survey Intern

Summer Survey Intern

We are excited to highlight our survey intern this summer, Ben Adams! Ben is a student at the University of Alabama, majoring in Civil Engineering. We have loved having Ben at the Sain office this summer and are sad for the summer to come to an end! However, we are excited to see what the […]