A Day in the Life of a Field Inspector

Marc Smith pictured his career as a civil engineering technician a little differently than he is currently spending it. Instead of working at a desk, Marc spends 4 out of 5 days a week in thigh-high rubber boots wielding a machete through the culverts of ODOT’s District 8. As part of LJB’s multi-county culvert inventory […]

Teaching the Next Generation of Tilt-Up Professionals

The Construction Engineering Technology and Construction Management degree programs at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) place high value on hands-on curriculum, as the best way to prepare students for their careers. As a leader in the tilt-up industry, LJB recently helped the students gain experience with tilt-up construction by volunteering to provide structural plans and […]

LJB RRFB Design Aims to Improve Safety for Rec Trail Users

The Heritage Rail Trail in Hilliard, Ohio, is a heavily used recreational trail for walkers, joggers and cyclists, boasting 1,000 to 1,500 users per weekend day. In 2012, the City of Hilliard conducted a study of the pathway and the safety of several trail crossings, which identified the trail’s Cosgray Road crossing as a possible […]

LJB Safety Professionals Lead ANSI Standard Committees

The changing landscape of fall protection regulations and standards can make it very challenging for organizations to stay compliant and maintain effective safety programs. LJB is committed to having detailed knowledge of applicable regulations and standards so that we can assist clients to select compliant and practical solutions, while accounting for upcoming changes in equipment […]

LJB CEO to Serve on ACEC Ohio Board

Effective today, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Ohio has welcomed LJB CEO Rod Sommer as an At-Large Director for a two-year term. The council is a non-profit trade association comprised of firms that provide a wide array of engineering and other professional services for construction and environmental improvement projects. ACEC Ohio member […]

Dayton Art Institute Dedicates Well to Late Dr. John Eastman

LJB engineers pride themselves on being problem solvers. No one exemplified that trait more than the late Dr. John Eastman, who served as an LJB environmental engineer for 27 years. This week, the Dayton Art Institute honored John and his problem solving ability by dedicating its new well, now marked as The Eastman Well. The […]

Thom Kramer Named Safety Professional of the Year

During last week’s Safety 2015 event—the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers—Thom Kramer was named the Safety Professional of the Year. This award is given annually to recognize a safety professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the safety field while making significant contributions to advancing the safety profession. Kramer is an […]

LJB Structural Engineer Receives Outstanding Paper Award

LJB structural engineer, Jim Lintz, and Elias Toubia, an assistant civil engineering professor at the University of Dayton, received an outstanding paper award last month at The Masonry Society’s North American Masonry Conference in Denver. The paper, titled “In-Plane Loading of Brick Veneer over Wood Shear Walls,” was the result of a research project completed […]