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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The existing project area.

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. […]