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LJB plans impactful Earth Day events

When LJB plans and executes environmental services for our clients, we continually challenge ourselves by asking, “What are we doing to protect the environment for future generations?” This month, in addition to protecting the environment through client projects, we’re also fulfilling that mission through Earth Day activities for our staff. On Earth Day (Tuesday, April […]

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Tilt-Up vs. Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

While pre-engineered metal buildings are commonly touted for their speed of construction and low initial cost, concrete tilt-up offers economical and cost-efficient options to building owners seeking investment grade properties. Tilt-up delivers distinct advantages related to durability and energy efficiency, which translates into long-term cost savings for the life of a building. When evaluating a […]

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LJBer Participates in Local Math and Science Career Day

Recently Centerville City School’s Driscoll Elementary hosted a Math and Science Career Day, welcoming more than 20 speakers who presented their careers using activities, videos, and slides. This event gave second through fifth grade students information about careers that involve math and science. This year, LJB’s Dan Springer had the pleasure of speaking to the […]

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Is “Tough-Guy Mentality” Thwarting Fall Protection Progress?

During my career in the fall protection industry, I’ve heard many excuses about why people don’t use fall protection properly – if at all. Familiar responses are: “Fall protection makes it harder to work” or “It slows down my work.” Another common excuse I’ve heard is that “I just don’t need it.” I used to […]

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LJB plans impactful Earth Day events

When LJB plans and executes environmental services for our clients, we continually challenge ourselves by asking, “What are we doing to protect the environment for future generations?” This month, in addition to protecting the environment through client projects, we’re also fulfilling that mission through Earth Day activities for our staff. On Earth Day (Tuesday, April […]

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LJBer Participates in Local Math and Science Career Day

Recently Centerville City School’s Driscoll Elementary hosted a Math and Science Career Day, welcoming more than 20 speakers who presented their careers using activities, videos, and slides. This event gave second through fifth grade students information about careers that involve math and science. This year, LJB’s Dan Springer had the pleasure of speaking to the […]

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Tilt-Up vs. Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

While pre-engineered metal buildings are commonly touted for their speed of construction and low initial cost, concrete tilt-up offers economical and cost-efficient options to building owners seeking investment grade properties. Tilt-up delivers distinct advantages related to durability and energy efficiency, which translates into long-term cost savings for the life of a building. When evaluating a […]

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Tilt-Up vs. Masonry Construction

To some building owners, masonry and tilt-up are about as similar as vanilla and chocolate.  They both offer a hard-wall building option, and the similarities seem to stop there. With the ongoing innovation in architectural applications for tilt-up, though, owners can realize the architectural appeal of a masonry finish with a host of added benefits […]

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LJB University Maintains Accreditation to Provide Continuing Education

LJB and its employees have a commitment to lifelong learning, as a way to better ourselves, our community and our clientele. For the last 10 years—through the firm’s training unit, LJB University—LJB has been authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to provide continuing education units (CEUs). IACET recently awarded reaccreditation status […]

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Innovative Traffic Signal Improves Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian and bicycle crashes represent 9 percent of the fatalities on Ohio’s roadways. This fact, coupled with a greater emphasis on alternative forms of transportation like walking, bicycling and transit use, has led communities to focus more than ever on providing safe infrastructure for all modes of travel. We are closer to achieving this goal […]

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Award-winning projects tout tilt-up versatility

With more than 1,500 tilt-up buildings in our history, it may seem hard to believe that each could be unique. But, just as no two snowflakes are the same, every building has its own story to tell. While each project is indeed special, many have received acclaim from the construction industry and have been lifted […]

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Is “Tough-Guy Mentality” Thwarting Fall Protection Progress?

During my career in the fall protection industry, I’ve heard many excuses about why people don’t use fall protection properly – if at all. Familiar responses are: “Fall protection makes it harder to work” or “It slows down my work.” Another common excuse I’ve heard is that “I just don’t need it.” I used to […]

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Fall Protection Accountability Challenges – At Home and Abroad

When a worker on the rooftop of a skyscraper clips a safety harness onto the point that anchors him to the building, there’s a one-in-three chance the anchor itself is unsafe. This unsettling fact comes from an audit conducted by the Working at Heights Association (WAHA) in Australia, which recently sent a call to action […]

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Safety Symposium Aimed at Preventing Fatalities and Supporting Families

When I see that the time, resources, and passion that I’ve invested in fall protection makes a real difference for people, my work becomes very rewarding. In late November, I have the opportunity to share what I’ve learned about fall risk to benefit employers, as well as families who have already experienced loss. The reality […]

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Tilt-Up vs. Precast Construction

While there are many similarities between precast concrete construction and tilt-up concrete construction, there are also many pointed differences.  Both methods provide the inherent strength and durability of concrete construction, but tilt-up delivers distinct advantages related to design, construction and life-cycle cost. When evaluating a new building, consider the following. Tilt-Up Delivers… Advantage Load-bearing panels […]

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How Small is Too Small for Tilt-Up Construction?

At a recent forum with contractors, architects, and developers, someone asked the question: “How small can a building be and still be economically viable with tilt-up?” This is a common question, since tilt-up construction has historically been known as a solution for only big box warehouses. But, as design and construction techniques evolve, contractors are […]

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Is Your Community Active Transportation-Friendly?

Today is International Walk to School Day, a yearly event that encourages school children to walk and bike to school to instill healthy habits, help the environment, promote safety, and create a stronger sense of community. Whether it’s Walk to School Day, Bike to Work Day or some other initiative to encourage active transportation, communities […]

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Walking with Heart

In keeping with LJB’s purpose to improve the quality of life, our employees team with organizations whose missions are to protect and improve peoples’ lives. Last Friday, 10 LJBers walked 5 kilometers around LJB’s office to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to fight heart disease and stroke. Every year, the American Heart Association works […]

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Tilt-Up Project Honored for Natural Appeal

Many building owners want their projects to harmonize with their external environments. Sometimes that’s easier said than done.  For its new headquarters in Kemptville, Ontario, Grenville Mutual Insurance tapped into the architectural flexibility of tilt-up construction to ensure the building fit in with its natural surroundings. The owner’s vision was brought to life with a […]

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LJB Announces Leadership Evolution

As LJB positions itself for growth, the firm has made changes to both its external board of directors and its internal leadership. LJB’s external board of directors now includes former LJB CEO, Mark Thompson, as well as David Gutridge and Joan Swenson. David Gutridge is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of varied […]

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Video Reinforces Need for Training, Caution on Roofs

As a fall protection consultant, I hate to hear stories of fall fatalities, since I know how preventable most of these accidents are.  But, the stories are even more difficult to hear when they happen to someone who is well trained and highly safety conscious. These stories prove that even when someone takes a personal […]