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LJB Expands Business in North Carolina

For nearly 50 years, LJB has provided design and consulting expertise to improve the infrastructure of Ohio’s communities and the roadways that connect them. To provide these services to growing regions in the Carolinas, LJB has recently formed a partnership with ZAPATA Incorporated, an architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The partnership, […]

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Reaching New Heights With Tilt-Up Construction

In the outskirts of major metropolitan areas, the need for Class A office buildings is high, but available land is scarce. To accommodate this demand, the construction trend is moving to four-, five- and six-story buildings, rather than the lower structures that had once been in favor. Despite the old perception that tilt-up construction is […]

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Remembering John Eastman

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our extended LJB family that Dr. John Eastman, who was affectionately known as “The Water Doctor,” passed away suddenly on December 28, 2014. John was a beloved member of our LJB family, having served the firm and its clients as an environmental engineer for 27 years. […]

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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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Reaching New Heights With Tilt-Up Construction

In the outskirts of major metropolitan areas, the need for Class A office buildings is high, but available land is scarce. To accommodate this demand, the construction trend is moving to four-, five- and six-story buildings, rather than the lower structures that had once been in favor. Despite the old perception that tilt-up construction is […]

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Pioneering Multi-Story Tilt-Up

In many ways, the traditional building industry has remained the same for decades. The brick and mortar buildings of the 1900s were constructed in essentially the same way as they are today. But, newer building methods—like tilt-up concrete construction—have evolved rapidly. When tilt-up construction was in its infancy, it was used primarily for single-story warehouses […]

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LJB Expands Business in North Carolina

For nearly 50 years, LJB has provided design and consulting expertise to improve the infrastructure of Ohio’s communities and the roadways that connect them. To provide these services to growing regions in the Carolinas, LJB has recently formed a partnership with ZAPATA Incorporated, an architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The partnership, […]

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Remembering John Eastman

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our extended LJB family that Dr. John Eastman, who was affectionately known as “The Water Doctor,” passed away suddenly on December 28, 2014. John was a beloved member of our LJB family, having served the firm and its clients as an environmental engineer for 27 years. […]

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The “Big Box” is Back

It’s no secret that e-commerce has drastically changed how goods and services are exchanged. The move to e-commerce has affected pricing, product availability, and consumer behavior around the world. Now, we can add construction to the list of changes, because e-commerce has created a resurgence in the need for “big box” warehouses. Many e-commerce companies […]

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Pre-TAR Training: Reducing Fall Risk During Turnarounds

Turnarounds are both critical and dangerous to the petrochemical and refining industries. There are typically thousands of contractors on site over a 30- to 60-day period – many of whom are unfamiliar with the site. With the increase in personnel and the number of tasks being completed during these maintenance events, it’s not surprising that […]

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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 […]