Infrastructure

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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Meet the Infrastructure Team

Let us introduce ourselves – we are Sain Associates’ Infrastructure Team! Widely recognized throughout the southeast, our team works to provide innovative solutions to a variety of transportation needs. Our team offers a broad range of infrastructure services through our collective knowledge base. We maintain on-call contracts with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and…
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Transportation Funding 101

Formula and grant funding play a crucial role in the civil engineering industry, allowing for the development of innovative projects that improve infrastructure and support sustainable growth. Without these public funding sources, many engineering projects would not be possible. While infrastructure funding has typically been legislated on a formula basis, in recent years, we have…
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Meet Our Pulaski Team

Let us introduce ourselves – we are Sain Associates’ Pulaski Team! In 1997, Sain Associates opened our branch office in Pulaski, Tennessee. Located an hour south of Nashville, our city is known for its tight-knit community and beautiful landscape. Our office is nestled downtown, just a short walk from the Giles County Courthouse. Over the…
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Roadway Design is More Than What Meets the Eye

I recently had the opportunity to talk about my job as an Infrastructure Designer with a young member of my church. They had a lot of questions about the roadway design process, such as “do you guys just put dirt down and call it a day?” The simple answer is this: roadway design is a…
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Nathan Currie to Lead Sain’s Infrastructure Team

Earlier this year, Sain Associates promoted Nathan Currie to Team Leader for the infrastructure group. Nathan joined Sain as a Project Manager for the infrastructure team after moving to Birmingham from Atlanta in 2016. Five years later, he became a shareholder. With over 16 years of engineering experience, his background includes work with state and…
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Helping Communities with ADA Compliance

Sain Associates is currently assisting multiple municipalities across the state to achieve compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements within public rights-of-way. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a wide-ranging civil rights law that is intended to protect against discrimination based on disability. A portion of this law governs the steps a…
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Have you ever heard of a squash pipe?

Did you know a storm drain is the portion of a highway drainage system that receives surface water through inlets and conveys the water through storm pipes to an outlet? When determining pipe size, one must consider factors such as flow and elevation. A storm drain is usually a circular pipe because it is structurally…
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Push for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

There are over 1.8 million registered electric vehicles in the United States, a threefold increase from 2016. As electric vehicle (EV) batteries become lighter and the travel range increases, electric vehicles will become increasingly prevalent across the country. The rise in electric vehicles on our roadways has led to an increased demand for EV charging…
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Sain’s Newest Shareholder: Nathan Currie, P.E.

Earlier this month, we announced the formation of a company ownership program designed to expand company ownership opportunities to three key levels: associate, principal, and senior principal. With the new program, Sain added three new associates – Nathan Currie, P.E., Paul Gilliam, P.E., PTOE, and Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE. We spotlighted Jeff Stephenson a couple…
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