Category Archives: Economy

Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

By Jim Meads, Sain Associates President/CEO How would I describe the current economic climate in relation to civil engineering as 2015 ends and we start 2016? Pretty solid. It’s not what it once was, and we may never see things … Continue reading

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Finding Solutions to the Diminished Highway Trust Fund

By Jim Meads, P.E., Sain Associates President/CEO This week is Infrastructure Week, and it could not come at a better time because at the end of May MAP-21, the current transportation funding bill, is set to expire. There’s no question … Continue reading

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Looking At the Year Ahead

By Joe Meads, Sain Associates Principal/Owner As we mentioned in our last blog post, Looking Back at 2014, many of us feel like the economy is improving. This is great news, although things certainly are not booming yet. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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A Look Back at 2014

By Jim Meads, Sain Associates President/CEO We’ve been waiting for the economy to really start rebounding for a few years now, and it seems like many people in our industry feel like things did start to improve over the past … Continue reading

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Civil Engineers Helping Impact the Economy

By Joe Meads, Principal/Owner and Director of Business Development The JeffMet industrial parks that Sain Associates has been involved in developing since 1997 have recently been said to be responsible for $790 million in economic output for Jefferson County. This type … Continue reading

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BIM Adoption Expands

By Darren Hamrick, P.E., LEED AP According to a new report produced by McGraw-Hill Construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption has really taken off in recent years. In 2007, adoption was at just 17% compared to 70% in 2012. This is … Continue reading

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What We Expect in 2013

By Joe Meads As you hopefully read in our Sain Strategic Planning blog post last week, a huge part of our planning involves interviewing about 50 clients and individuals in our network every year. We try our best to get … Continue reading

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Our crystal ball: Industry outlook for 2012

By Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner Because of the economy in the last few years and the recession, everybody’s interested in what other businesses are seeing, what they’re doing and what their outlook is for this year. It’s something I get … Continue reading

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