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 […]

Not Your Father’s Tilt-Up Office

When developers and tenants think of Class A office space, they envision high-end, state-of-the-art, architecturally attractive space. A generation ago, tilt-up construction would not be in the conversation for such a project. Today, tilt-up is delivering these spaces faster, better and cheaper than competing construction methods. Riverside Five, a Class A office space in Frederick, […]

Charter school opens on time with designer-led design-build

When land negotiations for a new charter school were delayed more than three months, opening in time for the new academic year seemed virtually impossible. But, one solution made the impossible a reality. LJB offered a designer-led design-build delivery method to Ryan Companies, the developer and construction manager for the project.  The agreement promised delivery […]

Article highlights how SecureTILT® saves money and lives

Blast protection of buildings has gained significant attention in recent years. To protect building occupants, the Department of Defense upgraded anti-terrorism/force protection standards, including progressive collapse avoidance. Development Magazine recently featured an article titled Protecting Buildings from Structural Impacts. This article showcases significant schedule and cost savings realized through SecureTILT®, a model for progressive collapse […]

Tilt-Up Meets Aggressive Schedule for Research Facility

When the National Cancer Institute (NCI) wanted to build a state-of-the-art research facility in a short amount of time, tilt-up construction was the best solution. Using tilt-up not only met the aggressive schedule, but saved the owner $1.4 million compared to masonry construction. And, tilt-up provided lower maintenance costs, greater insulation value and reduced impact […]

Owners’ Visions Become Reality with Tilt-Up Versatility

At LJB, we don’t just sit around and think up new ways to design and construct buildings. This kind of innovation is often born out of a need to deliver an owner’s vision for their new facility. SiteCast Construction, a CON/STEEL Alliance™ member in Ottawa, Ontario, continues to make visions a reality with creative applications […]

Tilt-up and Federal Progressive Collapse Avoidance

You’ve probably seen footage of a building being torn down and watched it collapse floor by floor.  To avoid this from happening to an occupied building, the federal government has implemented progressive collapse avoidance requirements. Tilt-up construction is a more durable and cost-effective solution for meeting these requirements compared to steel-framed designs. Using tilt-up for […]

A Sea of Purple for Prematurity Awareness

Many people are used to seeing pink or yellow ribbons supporting a worthy cause, but late last fall, LJB staff was seeing purple. More than a dozen LJB staff members wore purple for World Prematurity Awareness Day to raise awareness about prematurity in the United States. Currently, one in eight babies is born premature. Wearing […]