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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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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 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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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 […]

2015 Best Places to Work Winner

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 […]

Photo courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture.

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Pedestrian bridge connecting the cities of Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio

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 […]