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 […]

LJB Opens Houston Office

On September 2, LJB will open a regional office near Houston, Texas, to better serve our expanding client base in the Gulf Coast and Texas Triangle regions. During the past several years, LJB has applied its specialized knowledge—especially related to tilt-up concrete facility design and fall protection consulting—for organizations in this area of the country. […]

Award-winning projects tout tilt-up versatility

With more than 1,500 tilt-up buildings in our history, it may seem hard to believe that each could be unique. But, just as no two snowflakes are the same, every building has its own story to tell. While each project is indeed special, many have received acclaim from the construction industry and have been lifted […]

Tilt-Up Innovation Showcased in CON/STEEL Building of the Year Competition

Tilt-up construction has been used throughout the United States for nearly a century, but every year contractors push the envelope of what can be built with tilt-up. The 2013 CON/STEEL Building of the Year competition showcases tilt-up innovation, marketplace diversity and architectural versatility. Two winners were selected from this year’s finalists: Architectural Achievement – Grenville […]

Building Protection from Severe Weather

At the beginning of this week, FEMA and NOAA launched the second annual National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  With Superstorm Sandy, the Joplin, Missouri, tornado, and other weather events fresh in everyone’s minds, FEMA is encouraging families and communities to develop emergency plans and put together emergency supply kits.  But, how much thought do we […]

Special Daytona 500 Car Logo Designed by Newtown Architect

Architects are known for designing incredible spaces and amazing facilities, not typically graphic design and logos. But, one architect in Newtown, Connecticut, designed a logo that will be featured on one of the most prominent advertising spaces in the country – the hood of a NASCAR vehicle at the Daytona 500. The day after the […]

World of Concrete Recap – optimism, excitement and kudos

This year’s World of Concrete convention has come to an end, sparking ideas and generating excitement at LJB. Our team had the opportunity to visit with clients and partners, meet new potential partners, and learn what to expect in the year to come. Several things resonated with me from this year’s event: Increased attendance – […]

Matt Bell Named to TCA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Matt Bell for his election to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s (TCA) Board of Directors. Matt joins 14 other design and construction professionals serving on the board. This announcement was made today at the TCA Annual Meeting during World of Concrete. Matt was nominated for the board by the TCA’s Executive Committee, in part […]

Announcing the 2013 CON/STEEL Conference

This spring, leaders in the tilt-up concrete construction industry will gather to share best practices, brainstorm sales strategies and network with contractors and industry suppliers. LJB Inc. will host the 2013 CON/STEEL Conference April 30-May 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. This event provides a focused opportunity for CON/STEEL Alliance™ members to improve their businesses. This year’s […]

Making the Air Barrier Argument for Tilt-Up

With the forthcoming changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), air barrier requirements have been a hot topic in the design and construction industry. The requirements are designed to provide a more airtight building and significantly reduce energy waste. The Construction Specifier recently published an article called “Making the Air Barrier Argument for Tilt-Up.” […]