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.” […]

2013 Economic Outlook for Construction: What should you expect?

As the end of 2012 approaches, contractors will be trying to get a leg up on their competition by knowing what to expect in 2013.  Will there be a return of big box construction?  What about a new cycle of mid-rise office construction?  What is the hot market for retail construction? At LJB, we don’t […]

Free Registration Available for World of Concrete 2013

The premier concrete and masonry construction industry event is less than two months away, and you can register today for free. World of Concrete (WOC) 2013 will be held February 4-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you are planning to attend, we encourage you to take advantage of free registration made available by […]

LJB and partners bring home hardware from 22nd Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

Amelia Island, Florida, was buzzing with excitement Wednesday night as the 22nd Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards were announced. LJB Inc. and our design and construction partners were among the award recipients receiving recognition from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) for three projects. Congratulations to our partners – STAR Inc., The Korte Company and SAA Architecture […]

TCA Convention: Take Advantage of This Year’s Event

Next month, tilt-up design and construction experts will converge in Amelia Island, Florida, for the 2012 TCA Convention. This year’s conference will be held October 2-4 with an evolution theme. It will focus on advances within the industry, as well as evolutions in business that lead to sustained growth and achievement. With two focused tracks […]

Exploring the Architecture of Tilt-Up at CRSI

Next week, I will join developers, owners, architects and contractors to discuss the benefits of concrete for low-rise buildings. The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is hosting the 2012 Great Lakes Fall Regional Meeting September 5-7 in Plymouth, Michigan. At this seminar, I will present the versatile and unique possibilities that can be achieved with […]

Vote Today for This Year’s Best Tilt-Up Buildings

This year, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) wants you to vote for the projects you think are most deserving of a Tilt-Up Achievement Award. To vote, go to TCA’s Facebook page and Like the photo or photos of the projects you think should win. If you need help deciding which projects to vote for, may […]

Article highlights how SecureTILT® saves money and lives

Blast protection of buildings has gained significant attention in recent years. To protect building occupants, the Department of Defense upgraded anti-terrorism/force protection standards, including progressive collapse avoidance. Development Magazine recently featured an article titled Protecting Buildings from Structural Impacts. This article showcases significant schedule and cost savings realized through SecureTILT®, a model for progressive collapse […]

Tilt-Up Buildings Earn Accolades in New Jersey

Last week, Bedrock Concrete Corporation, a member of the CON/STEEL Alliance™, received a New Jersey Concrete Award for the fourth consecutive year. This year, the company was honored with two awards for tilt-up concrete. Green Leaf Pet Resort & Hotel in Millstone, NJ was selected for a Merit Award, and Staples of Toms River in Toms […]