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 […]

Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety, Sain Projects | No Comments
Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

By: Richard Holt, P.E, M.ASCE The Tennessee Department of Transportation has a plan to improve traffic flow and safety for the corridor between I-40 and Clarkrange, Tennessee; a distance of approximately 13 miles.  The corridor consists of four different segments assigned to design consultants.  Sain Associates is preparing roadway design plans for the second segment within […]

Girls Dream Big About Engineering

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Community, Uncategorized | No Comments
Girls Dream Big About Engineering

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E. Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day, also known as Girl Day, is a worldwide campaign dedicated to help unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. The purpose of the event is to introduce girls to strong female leaders, help develop their understanding of engineering and inspire engineering or […]

TDOT Wins a National Roadway Safety Award – With a Little Help from Sain

Posted by and on Nov 28, 2017 in Awards, Road Safety, Safety | No Comments
TDOT Wins a National Roadway Safety Award – With a Little Help from Sain

Authors: Becky White & Erin Curry  We are so excited for TDOT’s Project Safety Office. They have been recognized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation as one of nine National Roadway Safety Award winners for their contribution to improving roadway safety. TDOT was recognized in the Program Planning, Development, and […]

Who We Are: Sain Pulaski

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Who We Are | No Comments
Who We Are: Sain Pulaski

Author: Erin Curry Sain’s branch in Pulaski, TN is a made up of a hard-working group of four: Richard Holt, Branch Manager, Mark Randall, Project Engineer, Justin Watson, Designer, and myself, Erin Curry, Project Manager. We enjoy the ability to work for a thriving engineering firm from the comfort of a small town like Pulaski. […]

Intern Season: Q&A with David Coggin

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Sain Associates News | One Comment
Intern Season: Q&A with David Coggin

Author: Sain Admin Have you noticed it? The leaves look a little greener, the days feel a little longer and the temperature is noticeably warmer. You know what that means: it’s intern season. Intern season, as it’s playfully known, is typically when college students are out for summer break, and they take to the “real […]

Did You Know: Roadway Signing

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Did You Know | 2 Comments
Did You Know: Roadway Signing

By Justin Watson, E.I., Infrastructure Designer Roadway signing can directly affect the safety of the public by warning drivers and pedestrians of any number of roadway hazards, traffic maneuvers, navigation information, etc. Signing and/or resigning is one aspect of a safety project where the designer relays active information to the driver, whereas things such as […]

Driveways: They’re Not as Simple as You Think!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Road Safety | No Comments
Driveways: They’re Not as Simple as You Think!

People are often surprised to find out that they need to obtain a permit before adding a driveway that accesses their property from the highway.  The addition of a driveway could have an adverse impact on the safety and operation of the highway, so a permit must be acquired to ensure that a balance is […]

Move Over!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Safety | No Comments
Move Over!

Many of us have seen the “Move Over” signs on Tennessee interstates.  The “Move Over” campaign was created to raise awareness of the Move Over law, and protect state troopers and others whose workplace is often the side of a busy highway. The “Move Over Law,” which was passed in Tennessee in 2006, is a […]

Attributes of a Dream Consultant [Guest Blog Post]

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Best Practices, Guest Post | One Comment
Attributes of a Dream Consultant [Guest Blog Post]

Last week, Sain Principal/Owner Joe Meads shared his thoughts about what makes a dream client. We thought it would only be fair to give our clients the opportunity to share the attributes that make up their dream civil engineering consultant. This week and next week, two of our favorite clients will share their thoughts in guest posts.