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LJB Engineer Reflects on 40 Years with the Company

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, an individual holds a job for 4.6 years before quitting or moving on to another employer. LJB civil engineer and surveyor Harry Herbst has almost 10 times that tenure. This month, Mr. Herbst celebrates his 40-year anniversary at LJB, where he provides roadway and drainage […]

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LJB Opens Houston Office

On September 2, LJB will open a regional office near Houston, Texas, to better serve our expanding client base in the Gulf Coast and Texas Triangle regions. During the past several years, LJB has applied its specialized knowledge—especially related to tilt-up concrete facility design and fall protection consulting—for organizations in this area of the country. […]

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LJB Engineer Earns Ohio’s First Greenroads STP Certification

As sustainability continues to become more critical for infrastructure projects, LJB is poised to assist clients in achieving their community’s goals to use roadway projects to improve the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental impacts. Jake Barbour, a project manager in LJB’s Cleveland office, recently became the first person in Ohio to receive […]

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LJB Opens Houston Office

On September 2, LJB will open a regional office near Houston, Texas, to better serve our expanding client base in the Gulf Coast and Texas Triangle regions. During the past several years, LJB has applied its specialized knowledge—especially related to tilt-up concrete facility design and fall protection consulting—for organizations in this area of the country. […]

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LJB Engineer Earns Ohio’s First Greenroads STP Certification

As sustainability continues to become more critical for infrastructure projects, LJB is poised to assist clients in achieving their community’s goals to use roadway projects to improve the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental impacts. Jake Barbour, a project manager in LJB’s Cleveland office, recently became the first person in Ohio to receive […]

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LJB Engineer Reflects on 40 Years with the Company

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, an individual holds a job for 4.6 years before quitting or moving on to another employer. LJB civil engineer and surveyor Harry Herbst has almost 10 times that tenure. This month, Mr. Herbst celebrates his 40-year anniversary at LJB, where he provides roadway and drainage […]

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LJB Opens Houston Office

On September 2, LJB will open a regional office near Houston, Texas, to better serve our expanding client base in the Gulf Coast and Texas Triangle regions. During the past several years, LJB has applied its specialized knowledge—especially related to tilt-up concrete facility design and fall protection consulting—for organizations in this area of the country. […]

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LJB Welcomes New Shareholders and Associates

The LJB board of directors recently announced a new group of shareholders and associates for the firm. These individuals have consistently demonstrated LJB’s core values and culture, while providing leadership and creativity to LJB’s clients. New LJB shareholders include: Matt Bell, P.E., P.Eng. Jeremy Falcone, P.E. Matt Gardner, P.E., ENV SP Heather Lacey, PMP Kim […]

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What is a Competent Person in Fall Protection?

“Being a Competent Person is not a title, it is a responsibility.” This reminder, which one of our clients sent to his team of Competent Persons, is reminiscent of the famous quote: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Competent persons may not hold power in a traditional sense, but applying their knowledge can mean the […]

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Bridges Create Community Connections

A bridge is technically a structure that spans and provides passage over something else. But, what’s really special about bridges is their ability to create community connections. This sentiment has never been more true than with the new pedestrian bridge that LJB designed to span over Interstate 675, connecting Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio. The interstate […]

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New Bridge Honors Engineering Legacy

With a nearly 50-year history of bridge design, the LJB staff can appreciate the interesting technical nuances of just about any bridge. But, sometimes a bridge is more than a bridge—it means something more to a community and to our LJB family. This spring, the Richard P. Eastman Hyde Road Covered Bridge was constructed and […]

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New Environmental Requirements Change Federally Funded Projects

If you’re applying federal funds to build infrastructure or facility projects in the state of Ohio, your project may require surveys to safeguard protected species. The new environmental protocols released this year require that professionals approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources or the United State Fish and Wildlife Service conduct surveys for federally […]

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A Renewed Focus on Window Cleaning Safety

New acronym, same goal – to increase safety for window cleaning procedures. It’s one of the most common, yet most challenging aspects of fall protection – since responsibilities lie with both the building owner and the cleaning contractor. What was once referred to as the IWCA I-14.1 committee on window cleaning safety has now been […]

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LJB recognized as 2014 Healthiest Employer

Next Monday morning, LJB employees will stop by the break room to grab a piece of fresh fruit for breakfast. Others will actively count their steps as part of the firm’s Let’s Just Walk program. Both of these activities are examples of how LJB’s wellness program continues to encourage employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle. […]

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LJB’s Core Values in Practice

LJB’s core values are listed in a variety of places—on the doors to our building, on our business cards and on our website—as a reminder of why we do what we do every day. These reminders reinforce that “Integrity defines us. Quality distinguishes us. And, Service fulfills us.” During the last several months, this last […]

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Prevent Falls: National Safety Stand Down This Week

This week, OSHA has organized a safety stand down to raise awareness about fall hazards in construction. Falls are the #1 cause of fatalities in construction and the #4 cause of occupational fatalities overall. In 2012, falls accounted for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded. Those deaths were preventable, and OSHA is inviting all […]

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PMP Certification Reinforces Commitment to Project Management

Congratulations to Heather Lacey, environment scientist for LJB, who recently received her project management professional (PMP) certification. Heather joins four other PMPs at LJB, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to project management as a center of excellence on its design projects. LJB now has PMPs in each of its core disciplines – structural, civil, safety and […]

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Structural Design Gets “Lean” – Maximize Value, Minimize Waste

Lean production management has caused a revolution in manufacturing design, supply and assembly, eliminating waste throughout the production process to improve overall customer value. Today, many building contractors are applying these same lean concepts – maximize value and minimize waste – to improve the delivery of capital facilities. When contractors incorporate lean principles, it changes […]

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Fall Safety Comes Down to a Nub

There’s a really important reason that LJB focuses heavily on detailed equipment inspection in its fall protection training courses. Every piece of fall protection equipment has components that could be damaged and result in catastrophe. So, performing a thorough pre-use inspection can mean the difference between life and death. Consider this case: a worker at […]

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Safety Studies, Solutions Contribute to Fewer Roadway Fatalities

The Ohio Department of Transportation recorded fewer than 1,000 fatalities on Ohio roadways in 2013—the lowest number since recordkeeping started in 1936. While improved vehicle technology certainly contributes to this trend, ODOT’s commitment to conducting safety studies and implementing countermeasures is a significant factor in the decline of fatalities. LJB is proud to have played […]

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LJB Recognized Again as a “Best Place to Work”

“I wake up every morning excited to go to work at LJB.” This is just one of the many positive employee comments that led LJB to be selected as a Best Place to Work in Dayton.  LJB received one of the top 25 honors out of 163 companies nominated by their employees. Earlier this year, […]