We are pleased to announce the opening of our new branch office in Huntsville, Alabama. The full-service branch will be in Cummings Research Park at 5021 Technology [...]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Author: Charles Cochran, PE, PTOE Sain Associates is currently working for ALDOT (Alabama Department Of Transportation) on two TSM&O projects– one for ALDOT’s East Central Region (includes the Birmingham metropolitan area) and one for ALDOT’s Southwest Region (includes the Mobile area). What is TSM&O? TSM&O stands for Transportation Systems Management & Operations. Essentially, TSM&O is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
One of the most rewarding aspects of our consulting practice is the chance to work with clients who are on a mission to achieve great things for the public good. Sain was recently re-selected to provide continuing transportation planning services to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).