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Our 50th Anniversary: A Year of Service

Last year at this time, as we approached our milestone anniversary, we discussed the best way to commemorate our 50 years in business. We have seen many other companies celebrate similar milestones—some with big events, some with historical videos, some with special logos. We discussed similar ways to recognize our anniversary, but they just didn’t […]

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LJB Earns Awards from Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Whether you call it tilt-up or tilt-wall, LJB has had a specialized focus on providing structural design for this construction method for 40 years. With more than 1,700 projects, totaling more than 100 million square feet, our team has worked on a large variety of projects types, with unique applications and architectural finishes. We are […]

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Integrating Travel Cultures to Protect the Amish Community

I never would have guessed that my family’s Amish heritage and my traffic engineering expertise together would be valuable to a client. But, when ODOT decided to undertake a traffic study in Geauga County—home to the fourth largest Amish settlement in the nation—my background was the perfect fit. With the County’s diverse population, it’s critically […]

As a dually registered professional engineer and certified safety professional, Thom Kramer is widely recognized for his ability to apply both disciplines to solve fall protection challenges.

Top 5 Reasons to Focus on Fall Protection in 2017

As we turn the calendar to a new year, it’s fitting to make plans for what should be new, improved or different. If safety and risk management matters to you, I highly recommend that you plan to focus on fall protection in 2017. If you’re wondering why, here are five main reasons: OSHA released new […]

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As a dually registered professional engineer and certified safety professional, Thom Kramer is widely recognized for his ability to apply both disciplines to solve fall protection challenges.

Top 5 Reasons to Focus on Fall Protection in 2017

As we turn the calendar to a new year, it’s fitting to make plans for what should be new, improved or different. If safety and risk management matters to you, I highly recommend that you plan to focus on fall protection in 2017. If you’re wondering why, here are five main reasons: OSHA released new […]

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Our 50th Anniversary: A Year of Service

Last year at this time, as we approached our milestone anniversary, we discussed the best way to commemorate our 50 years in business. We have seen many other companies celebrate similar milestones—some with big events, some with historical videos, some with special logos. We discussed similar ways to recognize our anniversary, but they just didn’t […]

distinguishedengineeraward_2016

LJB Earns Awards from Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Whether you call it tilt-up or tilt-wall, LJB has had a specialized focus on providing structural design for this construction method for 40 years. With more than 1,700 projects, totaling more than 100 million square feet, our team has worked on a large variety of projects types, with unique applications and architectural finishes. We are […]

amishtravel2

Integrating Travel Cultures to Protect the Amish Community

I never would have guessed that my family’s Amish heritage and my traffic engineering expertise together would be valuable to a client. But, when ODOT decided to undertake a traffic study in Geauga County—home to the fourth largest Amish settlement in the nation—my background was the perfect fit. With the County’s diverse population, it’s critically […]

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Demonstrating LJB’s Commitment to the Civil Engineering Profession

LJB has been committed to the civil engineering profession since the firm’s inception 50 years ago. As our staff members have immersed themselves in the industry over the years, we have seen value in networking among, sharing with, and learning from other professionals. And, we believe that leadership in our industry translates into greater knowledge […]

Most of the CFCC prestressing strands installed in the prestressing bed.

The 100-Year Bridge: Ohio’s First Box Beam Bridge with CFCC strands

You have likely seen the ongoing media coverage about our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. But, what if bridges could last 100 years – long enough for your great, great grandchildren to use? LJB is working with the Ohio Department of Transportation to evaluate unique materials to add more useful life to Ohio bridges. For this pilot […]

Jake Andersen and Tom Boardman of LJB explain programming to the fourth-grade class.

50th Anniversary Acts of Service: Contest Kick Off & Event Recap

To highlight LJB’s core value “Service Fulfills Us,” we are commemorating our 50th anniversary this year by making 2016 a Year of Service. Throughout the year, we have been engaging in acts of service, with a goal of completing 50 different service projects in 2016. We are excited to be at the half-way point of […]

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LJB environmental scientist Marion Wells works on a freshwater mussel survey.

Why LJB Loves Mussels…And You Should Too

Now that warmer temperatures are finally upon us, it’s time to take advantage of the many water activities that come with summertime in the Midwest—canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing and more. As we have learned from recent events, we can no longer take water quality for granted, and inadequate water quality can put a quick end […]

Hobson Freedom Park is home to multiple soccer tournaments each year.

Mixing Professional and Personal Lives to Benefit Communities

If you’re a soccer parent like me, you’ve probably invested many weekends cheering on your young athletes at soccer tournaments. And, if you’re like me, your least favorite part of the tournaments is the traffic you endure entering and exiting the tournament sites. Now, imagine you’re a soccer parent who is also a traffic engineer. […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]