Thom Kramer Recognized for “Advancing Fall Protection Around the World”

For more than a decade, Thom Kramer has been an active participant and leader of the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Committee on Fall Protection. His tireless efforts to improve the standards and educate organizations on the best ways to apply them has led to receipt of the 2017 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal. According to ASSE, Kramer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

New LEED Credit Connects Safety and Sustainability

As we have experienced sustainability transition from an uncommon, specialty concern into a widely accepted expectation for design and construction, LJB’s safety professionals have often wondered, “How can something be considered sustainable if saving human lives isn’t considered?” With the introduction of “Prevention through Design,” to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot […]

Near-Miss Reinforces LJB’s Core Purpose

LJB’s core purpose is to improve the quality of life. While I truly believe this focus on impacting our world drives our staff, it can also become somewhat abstract in the face of day-to-day work tasks. That is, until it gets personal. LJB’s core purpose got personal for me when I learned about a close […]