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Supporting Women in AEC

Engineering has long been considered a male-dominated field, but efforts are underway to break down barriers and encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Despite progress in recent years, a significant gender gap persists. This blog explores the current state of women in engineering, discusses the challenges they face…
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What are Super Stops?

In 2022, Sain embarked on a significant project that could potentially reshape the public transit landscape in Decatur, Alabama. Collaborating with the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG), Sain conducted a comprehensive Feasibility Study for the Regional Transit Agency in Decatur. The primary objective was to explore various options for establishing a fixed-route…
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Today is Fat Tuesday

This time last year there were an estimated 220,000 revelers in downtown Mobile, Alabama celebrating Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, translated to “Fat Tuesday” in French, is a preamble to the Lenten season as Catholics prepare to fast from Ash Wednesday to Easter.  Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and is always the Wednesday…
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Did You Know: Longitudinal Traffic Barriers

Did you know that there are three classifications for traffic barriers? Traffic barriers are roadside safety measures implemented to reduce motorist harm after leaving the roadway. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) categorizes roadside medians into three classifications: flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid. These classifications are defined by the deflection of the barrier when impacted by a…
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From Designer to Shareholder at Sain Associates

Today, we are excited to highlight Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE, has been promoted to Principal Shareholder at Sain. Since becoming an Associate Shareholder in 2021, Jeff has expanded his business development activities to grow our traffic engineering and transportation planning practice. One example is an expansion of Sain’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) practice area. Since…
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Mapping Wastewater Systems with GIS

It’s not unusual for counties and cities to have old, outdated information about their systems, such as water and wastewater utility systems. I’ve seen these situations many times throughout the years, and a Geographic Information System (GIS) is a perfect solution for turning existing data into something that’s much more useful. We recently worked on…
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Making a Difference with Site Design

As the Civil Practice Leader at Sain Associates, I am privileged to witness firsthand the impact that civil engineering has on the communities we serve. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to excellence in site engineering and design, and it is through this lens that we actively contribute to the positive transformation…
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A Recap of 2023 and Looking Forward to 2024

Sain Associates had a good year in 2023, marked by continued growth and diversification of our business, notable projects, and the addition of talented team members. We owe our success to our remarkable clients and staff who have been instrumental in the achievement of our goals. The most exciting highlight of the year was the…
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Meet the Administrative Team

Let us introduce ourselves – we are Sain Associates’ Administrative Team! Like many companies, our team consists of many different roles that work together to ensure a seamless workplace. Human Resources and Operations At the heart of every great company is a strong and vibrant culture. Sain’s culture is shaped by our Human Resources Manager,…
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