Anthony Aspito: Intern Spotlight

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Sain Associates News, Uncategorized | No Comments
Anthony Aspito: Intern Spotlight

The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment. This summer, Sain welcomed two student […]

Mapping Future Careers with the Academy of Craft Training

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Mapping Future Careers with the Academy of Craft Training

The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment.  An industry’s future success is dependent […]

Retracement of the Terminus of the Huntsville Meridian

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Sain Projects, Survey | No Comments
Retracement of the Terminus of the Huntsville Meridian

The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment.  By: Roger Joiner, PLS The United […]

Safe Digging with Alabama 811

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Best Practices, Safety | No Comments
Safe Digging with Alabama 811

The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment.  By: Matt Lackey, Survey- UAS/Drone Pilot […]

Drones for Surveying

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Drones for Surveying

Drones are the future of Surveying, Urban Planning, Land Management, and Construction/Earthwork/Quantities. Whether measuring cut & fill, performing as-built surveys, boosting quarry productivity, or gathering planning information, drones can change the way professionals gather and measure data. Check out the video to see what we covered at our drone demonstration.

A History Lesson in Surveying

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Survey | No Comments
A History Lesson in Surveying

By: Roger Joiner, PLS / Survey Department Manager Our company currently has offices in three states and has successfully completed projects in a total of 37 states. On some of these projects a survey is needed for the civil design. So what’s the big deal? Pack enough clothes for a week and leave Alabama early […]

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

By: Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner  On April 19, 2018 the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 316 by Governor Kay Ivey was held in Montgomery. I had the privilege to represent the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Legislature Chair and Advisory Captain along with ASCE Vice President Brad Williams, […]

When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Survey | No Comments
When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

By:  Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader You go to a doctor when you get sick or hurt, a lawyer when you’re in trouble, a dentist if you have a toothache. A surveyor is like any other professional. You hire one when you need one. Well, when will I need a surveyor? The most common reason […]

Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Community involvement | No Comments
Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Author: Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader For students at Tuskegee University pursuing an Architecture or Construction Science degree, part of their curriculum is a class about surveying. This year, students were also asked to complete a day camp as a part of that course.  Jake Bonds, another Birmingham-area surveyor, and I led this camp on […]

A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in CE&I | No Comments
A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Construction staking is essentially the process of putting construction plans and designs on the ground by marking the location of proposed new structures. It’s an important part of the construction process because it ensures that the project is begun according to very specific engineering designs.