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LJB Safety Professionals Lead ANSI Standard Committees

The changing landscape of fall protection regulations and standards can make it very challenging for organizations to stay compliant and maintain effective safety programs. LJB is committed to having detailed knowledge of applicable regulations and standards so that we can assist clients to select compliant and practical solutions, while accounting for upcoming changes in equipment […]

Students from Pittsburg State University construct a concrete tilt-up panel. Photo courtesy of Dr. Randall Timi.

Teaching the Next Generation of Tilt-Up Professionals

The Construction Engineering Technology and Construction Management degree programs at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) place high value on hands-on curriculum, as the best way to prepare students for their careers. As a leader in the tilt-up industry, LJB recently helped the students gain experience with tilt-up construction by volunteering to provide structural plans and […]

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Pedestrian Bridge Creates Safe Passage in Beavercreek

Starting this week pedestrians and cyclists will have a safe route between Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio, making perilous travel over the North Fairfield Road bridge a thing of the past. On August 28, the City of Beavercreek held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wright State Way Bridge, a 467-foot-long pedestrian bridge that crosses over […]

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New LEED Credit Connects Safety and Sustainability

As we have experienced sustainability transition from an uncommon, specialty concern into a widely accepted expectation for design and construction, LJB’s safety professionals have often wondered, “How can something be considered sustainable if saving human lives isn’t considered?” With the introduction of “Prevention through Design,” to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot […]

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Members of the LJB project team at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Pedestrian Bridge Creates Safe Passage in Beavercreek

Starting this week pedestrians and cyclists will have a safe route between Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio, making perilous travel over the North Fairfield Road bridge a thing of the past. On August 28, the City of Beavercreek held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wright State Way Bridge, a 467-foot-long pedestrian bridge that crosses over […]

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A Day in the Life of a Field Inspector

Marc Smith pictured his career as a civil engineering technician a little differently than he is currently spending it. Instead of working at a desk, Marc spends 4 out of 5 days a week in thigh-high rubber boots wielding a machete through the culverts of ODOT’s District 8. As part of LJB’s multi-county culvert inventory […]

Students from Pittsburg State University construct a concrete tilt-up panel. Photo courtesy of Dr. Randall Timi.

Teaching the Next Generation of Tilt-Up Professionals

The Construction Engineering Technology and Construction Management degree programs at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) place high value on hands-on curriculum, as the best way to prepare students for their careers. As a leader in the tilt-up industry, LJB recently helped the students gain experience with tilt-up construction by volunteering to provide structural plans and […]

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LJB RRFB Design Aims to Improve Safety for Rec Trail Users

The Heritage Rail Trail in Hilliard, Ohio, is a heavily used recreational trail for walkers, joggers and cyclists, boasting 1,000 to 1,500 users per weekend day. In 2012, the City of Hilliard conducted a study of the pathway and the safety of several trail crossings, which identified the trail’s Cosgray Road crossing as a possible […]

Ms. Carrie Scarff, Deputy Director, Five Rivers MetroParks speaks at the water-breaking event for the Riverscape River Run project.

River Run Project to Bring Daytonians to the Water

For more than a decade, Five Rivers MetroParks has been part of the development team steadily working to improve the Downtown Dayton area by providing a unique mix of recreation choices at Riverscape, including bike rentals, yoga in the pavilion and an ice skating rink. On July 8, they had a “water-breaking” to commemorate the […]

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New LEED Credit Connects Safety and Sustainability

As we have experienced sustainability transition from an uncommon, specialty concern into a widely accepted expectation for design and construction, LJB’s safety professionals have often wondered, “How can something be considered sustainable if saving human lives isn’t considered?” With the introduction of “Prevention through Design,” to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot […]

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LJB Safety Professionals Lead ANSI Standard Committees

The changing landscape of fall protection regulations and standards can make it very challenging for organizations to stay compliant and maintain effective safety programs. LJB is committed to having detailed knowledge of applicable regulations and standards so that we can assist clients to select compliant and practical solutions, while accounting for upcoming changes in equipment […]

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LJB CEO to Serve on ACEC Ohio Board

Effective today, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Ohio has welcomed LJB CEO Rod Sommer as an At-Large Director for a two-year term. The council is a non-profit trade association comprised of firms that provide a wide array of engineering and other professional services for construction and environmental improvement projects. ACEC Ohio member […]

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Strategic Hires Fuel LJB Growth

As part of our growth plans, LJB has strategically opened offices in new geographic regions during the last several years.  To further our efforts in these new markets, we have added three key team members who are focused on serving our clients and communities in these locations. The LJB Houston office opened in September 2014 […]

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Dayton Art Institute Dedicates Well to Late Dr. John Eastman

LJB engineers pride themselves on being problem solvers. No one exemplified that trait more than the late Dr. John Eastman, who served as an LJB environmental engineer for 27 years. This week, the Dayton Art Institute honored John and his problem solving ability by dedicating its new well, now marked as The Eastman Well. The […]

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Thom Kramer Named Safety Professional of the Year

During last week’s Safety 2015 event—the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers—Thom Kramer was named the Safety Professional of the Year. This award is given annually to recognize a safety professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the safety field while making significant contributions to advancing the safety profession. Kramer is an […]

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LJB Structural Engineer Receives Outstanding Paper Award

LJB structural engineer, Jim Lintz, and Elias Toubia, an assistant civil engineering professor at the University of Dayton, received an outstanding paper award last month at The Masonry Society’s North American Masonry Conference in Denver. The paper, titled “In-Plane Loading of Brick Veneer over Wood Shear Walls,” was the result of a research project completed […]

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Join in LJB’s National Public Works Week Campaign

One thing we’ve learned in 40 years of supporting public works organizations is that they are often unnoticed unless something goes wrong. Still, they work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the communities they serve. We want to celebrate these unsung heroes by highlighting all the good they are doing to make our […]

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LJB Named Best Places to Work Winner

Each year the Dayton Business Journal accepts nominations for the Best Places to Work awards for the Dayton metro area. This year, LJB was named as the Best Places to Work winner in the large company category—a title we are extremely proud to have. Company initiatives that contributed to the title include the company’s 20 […]

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LJB Designs World’s Largest Tilt-Up Building

It’s no secret that when LJB and Powers Brown Architecture (PBA) work together amazing things can happen. Having already designed the tallest tilt-up building in Texas, the team has now designed the world’s largest tilt-up building, according to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. PBA served as the project architect and LJB was the structural engineer. The […]

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LJB Honored for Wellness Culture

One of the many ways that LJB works to improve our staff’s quality of life is through a commitment to the health and well-being of our employees. One of the primary manners in which we do this is by providing a health management program through ERC Health Academy as part of the company-offered medical plan. […]

Grant Bartee (center) with Jennifer P. Fogg (left) and Retired Colonel John W. Mogge at his SAME Fellow induction.

LJB Principal Inducted as a SAME Fellow

On March 12, LJB principal Grant Bartee was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) in Washington D.C. The SAME Academy of Fellows recognizes a class of individuals who have been SAME members for 10 years and have demonstrated dedicated and outstanding service. Grant joined SAME in 2001 and has […]