LJB principal Tom Boardman works with fourth-grade students from Mills Lawn Elementary School (Yellow Springs, Ohio) on the design of a new elementary school

Act of Service 20 of 50: Shaping Young Minds, New Spaces

Typically when a fourth grader gripes about wanting a new school, the complaint is met with a dismissive response of: “Yes, wouldn’t that be nice.” But, when that same sentiment was expressed at Mills Lawn Elementary School in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the teacher transformed the grumble into an opportunity to learn—in a very impactful way. […]

Sierra Pines II in Houston, Texas.

Tilt-Up Design Honored for Pushing Height Envelope

With the state’s longstanding reputation for all things “big,” it’s quite a feat to say you’ve designed the tallest tilt-up building in Texas. At six stories, Sierra Pines II now holds this record, officially being the tallest building constructed with load-bearing tilt-up concrete in the state. Last month, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – an […]

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Improve Left-Turn Safety with Flashing Yellow Arrows

Most people can relate to the frustration of making left-hand turns in heavy traffic—especially that moment when the light turns yellow and you have to decide if the oncoming car is going to stop and let you turn left and clear the intersection. Some drivers assume a yellow light means they are free to turn, […]

Thom Kramer presenting at a fall protection education event in Singapore.

Thom Kramer honored as Safety Professional of the Year

When you know you’re making a difference, it’s much easier to be passionate about your work. For Thom Kramer, his passion for fall protection was solidified on the Friday before Memorial Day in 1998. That day, he received a call saying that a horizontal lifeline he helped design saved a worker’s life. The circumstances surrounding […]

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LJB Writes the Book on Fall Protection

LJB has always taken a unique approach to fall protection consulting, with our independence from equipment and our focus on holistic program and system development. In light of recent news that fall fatalities increased again in 2014, it is critical to find new ways to protect workers at height. To help make information about fall […]

LJB principal Tom Boardman works with fourth-grade students from Mills Lawn Elementary School (Yellow Springs, Ohio) on the design of a new elementary school

Act of Service 20 of 50: Shaping Young Minds, New Spaces

Typically when a fourth grader gripes about wanting a new school, the complaint is met with a dismissive response of: “Yes, wouldn’t that be nice.” But, when that same sentiment was expressed at Mills Lawn Elementary School in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the teacher transformed the grumble into an opportunity to learn—in a very impactful way. […]

Thom Kramer presenting at a fall protection education event in Singapore.

Thom Kramer honored as Safety Professional of the Year

When you know you’re making a difference, it’s much easier to be passionate about your work. For Thom Kramer, his passion for fall protection was solidified on the Friday before Memorial Day in 1998. That day, he received a call saying that a horizontal lifeline he helped design saved a worker’s life. The circumstances surrounding […]

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Improve Left-Turn Safety with Flashing Yellow Arrows

Most people can relate to the frustration of making left-hand turns in heavy traffic—especially that moment when the light turns yellow and you have to decide if the oncoming car is going to stop and let you turn left and clear the intersection. Some drivers assume a yellow light means they are free to turn, […]

Workers from Blood Hound Underground perform a vacuum excavation demonstration.

Montgomery County Officials Spread the Word About Safe Dig Month

Do you know what utility lines run beneath your property? If not, you aren’t alone. Most people don’t realize that digging on your own property can cause serious pipeline damages. In fact, excavation damage remains one of the leading causes of serious pipeline accidents. Every state has a one call law that requires citizens to […]

Computer donation to Goodwill.

Year of Service Campaign in Full Swing

Earlier in the year we announced our “Year of Service” campaign to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Since then our team has been hard at work donating time and materials to various events and organizations. Check out the slide show to see the 13 acts of service we’ve participated in so far.

Engineering students from Lakota East High School tour the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project.

Connecting with the Next Generation of Engineers

Members of the WTS Southwest Ohio recently accompanied 18 young women who are engineering students from Lakota East High School on a tour of the I-71 Jeremiah Morrow Bridge construction project in Oregonia, Ohio. When complete in fall 2016, the structure will be Ohio’s tallest bridge. The project includes replacement of the high-level bridges on […]

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LJB Celebrates 50 Years With Year of Service

In 1966, LJB began as an engineering company fueled by integrity, quality and service. This year marks LJB’s 50th year in business. Throughout our 50-year history, we’ve held on to our three fundamental core values as consistent, guiding principles. They are not just mottos we tap into at work. We live them. Integrity defines us, […]

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LJB Writes the Book on Fall Protection

LJB has always taken a unique approach to fall protection consulting, with our independence from equipment and our focus on holistic program and system development. In light of recent news that fall fatalities increased again in 2014, it is critical to find new ways to protect workers at height. To help make information about fall […]

When “On-Call” Means Right Now

It’s been said that timing is everything. This is especially true for project managers of general engineering contracts. Typically, these contracts involve providing guidance on engineering projects to city officials but occasionally it involves providing immediate responses to unexpected situations. This was the case on December 12 when in the City of Riverside, Ohio, an […]

Sierra Pines II in Houston, Texas.

Tilt-Up Design Honored for Pushing Height Envelope

With the state’s longstanding reputation for all things “big,” it’s quite a feat to say you’ve designed the tallest tilt-up building in Texas. At six stories, Sierra Pines II now holds this record, officially being the tallest building constructed with load-bearing tilt-up concrete in the state. Last month, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – an […]

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LJB Team Explores Innovative Bridge Materials

Eight members of LJB’s bridge design team recently toured the North American Stainless steel mill in Ghent, Kentucky—the largest stainless steel mill in the country. The team is designing the Ohio State Route 799 bridge replacements, one of which will use stainless steel reinforcement in the bridge superstructure. The tour was part of the team’s […]

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LJB Designs Ohio’s First Greenroads Project

It’s been said that what gets measured gets done. With the Greenroads Rating System, communities and organizations that are committed to safe and sustainable infrastructure now have a measureable way to show success. LJB’s commitment to safety and sustainability is being showcased—and now measured—on an intersection design project for the City of Fairfield, Ohio. The […]

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Tilt-Up Concrete Used for Hurricane Sandy Memorial Pavilion

As part of each Tilt-Up Concrete Association convention, the organization works to give back to the host community in some way. This year’s event was held in New Brunswick, NJ from September 29-October 1 and included the creation of a 100% donated Hurricane Sandy Memorial Pavilion in the nearby small town of Highlands, New Jersey. […]

Village of Enon Mayor, Tim Howard speaks at the water treatment plant renaming event.

Village Benefits from Treatment Plant Upgrades

Recently, the Village of Enon, Ohio, hosted an open house at its newly renovated water treatment plant. The important renovation project resulted in achieving additional water capacity for the plant. Previously, the water treatment plant housed five water softener systems, which consisted of two smaller systems and three larger systems. Two new tanks were installed […]

LJB environmental scientist Marion Wells measures mussels on a survey boat.

Project Snapshot: Protecting Water Quality on the Maumee River

LJB environmental scientist Marion Wells recently found herself working 10-hour days in a new office—a large boat on the Maumee River in Henry County, Ohio. Luckily, it was only temporary as part of a freshwater mussel survey. LJB and its partner EnviroScience Inc., mobilized to conduct the survey at a proposed bridge replacement site in […]

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LJB Welcomes New Traffic Services Leader

LJB has been providing traffic services for several decades, and earlier this year the company made a strategic decision to focus on this segment of our business. As part of our commitment to this service area, LJB recently welcomed Paul Goodhue as a senior traffic engineer and traffic services leader. With 13 years of experience, […]

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LJB Business Book Club Fosters Dialogue and Development

One aspect of LJB’s culture that staff members continuously praise is the atmosphere that encourages and facilitates professional development. In that vein, the company started a quarterly book club last year that provides employees an opportunity to learn the latest business trends and discuss how these ideas can be implemented at LJB. The books are […]