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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Project Honored for Natural Appeal

Many building owners want their projects to harmonize with their external environments. Sometimes that’s easier said than done.  For its new headquarters in Kemptville, Ontario, Grenville Mutual Insurance tapped into the architectural flexibility of tilt-up construction to ensure the building fit in with its natural surroundings. The owner’s vision was brought to life with a […]

Not Your Father’s Tilt-Up Office

When developers and tenants think of Class A office space, they envision high-end, state-of-the-art, architecturally attractive space. A generation ago, tilt-up construction would not be in the conversation for such a project. Today, tilt-up is delivering these spaces faster, better and cheaper than competing construction methods. Riverside Five, a Class A office space in Frederick, […]

Charter school opens on time with designer-led design-build

When land negotiations for a new charter school were delayed more than three months, opening in time for the new academic year seemed virtually impossible. But, one solution made the impossible a reality. LJB offered a designer-led design-build delivery method to Ryan Companies, the developer and construction manager for the project.  The agreement promised delivery […]

Design-Build Team Earns LEED Gold on First Project at Ft. Carson

Earlier this month, the McTech–VOA design-build team turned over the new EN Battalion Headquarters – South for occupancy. The new headquarters is the first project completed by the team at Ft. Carson and it earned LEED Gold certification. The two-story 17,755-square-foot new battalion headquarters is the home of the 52nd Engineer Battalion at Ft. Carson. […]

Grocery Store Improves Energy Efficiency with Insulated Tilt-Up Panels

When Adams Fairacre Farms planned to build their fourth store in Wappinger, New York, they were going to use load-bearing CMU (concrete masonry unit) like the other stores. But, the contractor suggested they consider insulated tilt-up wall panels instead. Storm King Group, a CON/STEEL Alliance™ member, served as the general contractor for this project, and […]