Sain Christmas Party

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018
Sain Christmas Party

This year our Christmas party took place at Vulcan Park & Museum.  Employees and guests enjoyed touring the museum and going to the top of the Vulcan statue to see the view of downtown.  There was a light rain that night, so some of us got a little wet on the Vulcan statue tour.  We […]

Getting to Know Paul Gilliam

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018
Getting to Know Paul Gilliam

Our recent announcement of acquiring Vision Engineering and Planning (Vision E&P), a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with locations in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA, brings Paul Gilliam, the current President of Vision E&P, to the Sain team.

Did You Know How Mile Markers On The Highway System Are Established?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018
Did You Know How Mile Markers On The Highway System Are Established?

By: Mark Randall, PE (TN), CPESC You may know that mile markers or mile posts tell drivers their location along an interstate or highway, but did you know how those markers are established or the other functions that they serve? Mile markers are used to indicate the distance traveled within a state as well as […]

Sain Thanksgiving 2018

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018
Sain Thanksgiving 2018

On Friday November 16, our Sain family gathered for our annual office Thanksgiving feast! Employees and family members joined together for a delicious lunch full of turkey and dressing from Magnolia Café, a Honey Baked ham courtesy of Venture Technologies, our IT vendor, and delicious homemade side dishes and desserts were provided by our employees.

Employee Interview: Charles Cochran + Tony Montanaro

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018
Employee Interview: Charles Cochran + Tony Montanaro

  Today we are excited to be highlighting Tony Montanaro and Charles Cochran! Tony is an assistant project manager with the Infrastructure Department, and Charles is a project manager with the Traffic Team. Both Tony and Charles are celebrating their 5 year Sainniversary this month!  We sat down with both of them to learn more […]

The 2018 Spirit of Lauren Award

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018
The 2018 Spirit of Lauren Award

On Tuesday, October 16, our Sain team and members of Lauren Spruiell Nickles’ family gathered for a company breakfast to celebrate the 2018 recipient of our Spirit of Lauren Award. The award was established to honor the legacy of Lauren, our friend and co-worker. The award is given annually to recognize an employee, who during […]

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 […]