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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

LJB Designs World’s Largest Tilt-Up Building

It’s no secret that when LJB and Powers Brown Architecture (PBA) work together amazing things can happen. Having already designed the tallest tilt-up building in Texas, the team has now designed the world’s largest tilt-up building, according to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. PBA served as the project architect and LJB was the structural engineer. The […]

Reaching New Heights With Tilt-Up Construction

In the outskirts of major metropolitan areas, the need for Class A office buildings is high, but available land is scarce. To accommodate this demand, the construction trend is moving to four-, five- and six-story buildings, rather than the lower structures that had once been in favor. Despite the old perception that tilt-up construction is […]

Pioneering Multi-Story Tilt-Up

In many ways, the traditional building industry has remained the same for decades. The brick and mortar buildings of the 1900s were constructed in essentially the same way as they are today. But, newer building methods—like tilt-up concrete construction—have evolved rapidly. When tilt-up construction was in its infancy, it was used primarily for single-story warehouses […]

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 […]