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Enhancing Safety and Efficiency on US-31

In 2021, Sain Associates undertook a comprehensive operations and safety analysis along a 7.7-mile stretch of US-31, spanning from South Colonial Parkway in Alabaster to Amphitheater Road in Pelham. This study included 19 signalized intersections as well as 69 unsignalized intersections. We reviewed roadway geometry, traffic control equipment, crash trends, planned developments in the area,…
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The Power of Design-Build Projects in Engineering

Design-build projects offer a unique approach to construction where the designer and builder work together as a team, rather than independently contracted by the owner. This collaborative method allows for seamless communication and integration of design and construction processes. One of the key advantages of design-build projects is the time efficiency they offer. By having…
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Celebrating Vann Rutledge’s 20th Sain Anniversary

This month marks a significant milestone for us at Sain Associates as we celebrate our Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Vann Rutledge’s, 20th anniversary. With more than 28 years of experience in accounting, Vann not only manages our corporate finances and works closely with external clients but also is the Corporate Secretary for Sain and serves…
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National Work Zone Awareness Week: 25 Years of Safety

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), it’s crucial to reflect on the origins and impact of this important safety campaign. Initiated by a group of dedicated Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff members in 1997, NWZAW aimed to raise awareness about the critical importance of safety in work…
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A Local Market Guide to Sain’s Offices

Welcome to the vibrant communities that Sain Associates calls home! Whether you’re a client planning a business trip or just curious about the towns where Sain has offices, we’ve compiled a comprehensive local market guide to help you make the most of your visit. From the historic local charm of Pulaski, Tennessee, to the bustling…
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Every year, thousands of lives are lost, and countless injuries occur due to distracted driving.  April has been designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the upward trend of distracted driving in the U.S. This annual campaign aims to educate drivers about distractions and promote safer behaviors behind the wheel. According to…
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Alabama Communities Receive SEEDS Grants

Last fall, Sain shared a blog shedding light on the advantages of engaging with the Alabama Site Evaluation and Economic Development Strategy (SEEDS) Act grant program. Fast forward to late February, and we are thrilled to announce our successful collaboration with nine communities in navigating the intricacies of this program, with an impressive eight of…
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It’s National Surveyors Week!

Sunday marked the beginning of National Surveyors Week – a time to recognize and appreciate the important role that surveyors play in our community. Land surveying, to us, is more than just a technical process; it’s a means of defining spaces and painting a complete picture before breaking ground on your next project. This is…
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The History of Jeff Met McCalla in Jefferson County’s Industrial Landscape

In the late 1990s, the Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority (JCEIDA) embarked on a mission to develop the Jefferson Metropolitan Park System, leading to the birth of Jeff Met McCalla. Under the guidance of former Executive Director Deborah McGill Smith, Sain Associates was tasked with creating a masterplan for the park. The strategic…
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The Benefit of On-Call Municipal Contracts

Recently, on-call contracts have become an integral part of municipal partnerships, facilitating seamless collaboration between local governments and specialized service providers. On-call contracts are not only for large projects, but they also serve as a mechanism for small, specific tasks. One such task is surveying services. Examples of surveying services performed under on-call contracts have…
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