PMP Certification Reinforces Commitment to Project Management

Congratulations to Heather Lacey, environment scientist for LJB, who recently received her project management professional (PMP) certification. Heather joins four other PMPs at LJB, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to project management as a center of excellence on its design projects. LJB now has PMPs in each of its core disciplines – structural, civil, safety and […]

Safety Studies, Solutions Contribute to Fewer Roadway Fatalities

The Ohio Department of Transportation recorded fewer than 1,000 fatalities on Ohio roadways in 2013—the lowest number since recordkeeping started in 1936. While improved vehicle technology certainly contributes to this trend, ODOT’s commitment to conducting safety studies and implementing countermeasures is a significant factor in the decline of fatalities. LJB is proud to have played […]

Bringing Sustainability to Infrastructure Design

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED system has provided a rating system for building sustainability for years. Now, a similar system is available for evaluating the sustainability of public works assets. Developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System evaluates, grades and recognizes efforts that replenish and restore natural […]

Tom Likavec Named Director of the Akron Chapter of OSPE

Tom Likavec, an LJB project manager in our Cleveland office, has been elected as the new Director of the Akron chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Tom has a long history of actively participating in several area professional engineering organizations. He previously acted as the Director of the Cleveland chapter of OSPE. The […]

Award Proves Ohio Winters Are No Match for ODOT

It’s nearly summer, and the last thing on our minds is whether snow and ice will affect our commute.  Even for the five or so months a year that snow is a possibility in Ohio, efficient snow and ice removal is a luxury most of us take for granted. Fortunately, the hard work the Ohio Department of Transportation […]

“Give ‘em a Brake” – National Work Zone Awareness Week

The highway construction season is underway and April 15-19 is “National Work Zone Awareness Week” – a week focused on saving lives and preventing injuries in work zones. The week is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), FHWA, and the American Traffic Safety Services Association and includes several public […]

Local Project Honored with Donald C. Schramm Transportation Improvement Award

LJB is pleased to work with many municipal and county government clients who value problem solving, creative ideas, and cost-effective solutions. The American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) TRIKO Valley Section in Southwest Ohio recently honored one of our clients—the City of Fairfield—with the 2012 Donald C. Schramm Transportation Improvement Award. The selection committee determined […]

Design Awards Highlight Innovative Transportation Projects

LJB is pleased to work with many municipal and county government clients who value problem solving, creative ideas, and cost-effective solutions. The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Ohio recently honored three of our clients with impressive transportation projects that met their Honor Award criteria—demonstrating a high degree of uniqueness, ingenuity and value. LJB […]

Innovative Process Uses Raindrops to Test Bridges for Safety

To determine the physical and functional condition of a bridge, LJB regularly completes bridge inspections for various counties and municipalities throughout Ohio.  These inspections are required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards and the Ohio Department of Transportation and follow a fairly straightforward process across the industry. I was surprised when I read this article […]

LJB Presents at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference

Transportation networks greatly impact the quality of life for a community’s residents. Recently, LJB worked with the City of Lima to plan a transformation of its downtown central business district from a network of multi-lane one-way streets and short blocks into an environment that is friendly to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. This project is a […]