Survey Team

Meet the Survey Team

Let us introduce ourselves – we are Sain Associates’ Survey Team! Surveying is one of the most critical components of any new project. As a team, we give you the information you need to make the best choices for your project. We offer a wide range of land surveying services. Our portfolio includes work for…
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The History Behind Our Surveying Services

Earlier this month, I chatted with former Sain team member Jerry South about the history of Sain’s surveying services. It was amazing to relive stories from the past and revisit memories from decades ago. I thought I would share an overview of our conversation which will give a better background of the history of Sain’s…
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History of Technologies in Survey

The practice of surveying dates back to 3000 BC when the Egyptians had to re-establish farmland boundaries after the flooding of the Nile. Land surveying methods were also used in the construction of the Great Giza Pyramid. Today, land surveying is a sophisticated scientific technique that uses technology to measure and determine points on the…
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Intern Spotlight – Grayton Arrington

A college internship provides a well-rounded learning environment that serves to enhance classroom education with hands-on experience. Our summer interns obtain valuable experience working on real projects for Sain’s private and public clients. In this week’s spotlight, we check in with our Survey intern, who is gaining experience in the field. Meet Grayton Arrington. He…
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Meet Our New Survey Manager

We are pleased to introduce Gary Pitzing, PLS, has joined the Sain team. Gary worked at Sain from 2004 to 2007 as a project manager, and we are thrilled for him to return to our Sain family as Survey Manager. In his new role as Survey Manager, Gary’s responsibilities include directing, coordinating, and managing survey…
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How to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

Wide-brimmed hats and SPF clothing aren’t just accessories during the summer; they are a necessity. In August, the average temperature in Alabama is 90 degrees. As summer stretches on, it’s important to be aware of heat-related illnesses because anyone at any age can suffer from a heat-related illness. Every year our Survey department braves the…
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Retracement of the Terminus of the Huntsville Meridian

The United States Public Land Survey was established by the Land Ordinance of 1785 to plat property for sale and settling. In 1807, Major Thomas Freeman, Deputy U.S. Surveyor, established a marker on Alabama’s state line and began surveying south toward the middle of the state. The line, known as the Huntsville Meridian, is the…
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Safe Digging with Alabama 811

Whether you are an engineer, contractor, or property owner, you play an essential role in keeping people safe with every dig. Safe digging begins with calling Alabama 811. Alabama 811 is dedicated to preventing damage to Alabama’s underground utilities and promoting public safety. The organization functions as a communication system, connecting member utility companies with…
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Drones are the Future of Surveying

Drones are the future of Surveying, Urban Planning, Land Management, and Construction/Earthwork/Quantities. Whether measuring cut & fill, performing as-built surveys, boosting quarry productivity, or gathering planning information, drones can change the way professionals gather and measure data. Check out the video to see what we covered at our drone demonstration.

Intern Spotlight – Ben Adams

We are excited to highlight our survey intern this summer, Ben Adams! Ben is a student at the University of Alabama, majoring in Civil Engineering. We have loved having Ben at the Sain office this summer and are sad for the summer to come to an end! However, we are excited to see what the…
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