The Five Rs of Environmentalism: Reduce

While most of us agree we need to “do more” to be good stewards to our planet, we can’t always figure out the best, most practical ways to integrate these activities into our lives. In honor of Earth Week, we are providing some real, actionable steps to minimize your negative impacts on the environment. Our […]

Happy Earth Week from LJB!

This week, we will be releasing a series of posts about Sustainability and how we can all Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse. And, anyone local to our Miamisburg, Ohio, headquarters is invited to participate in our Earth Day celebration on April 24 from 11-12:30 p.m., complete with an animal encounter, plant exchange, and vendors to […]

The First Christmas Tree: A Cultural Perspective

Working with teams of environmentalists over the years, I have wondered how they feel about the cutting of trees at Christmas time. Do they see it as genocide of poor evergreen trees, or do they view it as a cultural experience that we Americans have followed for generations? I am guessing the latter. As an […]

LJB Designs Ohio’s First Greenroads-Certified Project

As the social, economic and environmental value of sustainability efforts continues to be proven, many communities are looking to implement infrastructure projects that improve that triple bottom line. One such community—the City of Fairfield—has put its commitment to sustainable infrastructure in the spotlight by completing the first project certified by Greenroads in the state of […]

The 100-Year Bridge: Ohio’s First Box Beam Bridge with CFCC strands

You have likely seen the ongoing media coverage about our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. But, what if bridges could last 100 years – long enough for your great, great grandchildren to use? LJB is working with the Ohio Department of Transportation to evaluate unique materials to add more useful life to Ohio bridges. For this pilot […]

Improve Left-Turn Safety with Flashing Yellow Arrows

Most people can relate to the frustration of making left-hand turns in heavy traffic—especially that moment when the light turns yellow and you have to decide if the oncoming car is going to stop and let you turn left and clear the intersection. Some drivers assume a yellow light means they are free to turn, […]

Montgomery County Officials Spread the Word About Safe Dig Month

Do you know what utility lines run beneath your property? If not, you aren’t alone. Most people don’t realize that digging on your own property can cause serious pipeline damages. In fact, excavation damage remains one of the leading causes of serious pipeline accidents. Every state has a one call law that requires citizens to […]

Connecting with the Next Generation of Engineers

Members of the WTS Southwest Ohio recently accompanied 18 young women who are engineering students from Lakota East High School on a tour of the I-71 Jeremiah Morrow Bridge construction project in Oregonia, Ohio. When complete in fall 2016, the structure will be Ohio’s tallest bridge. The project includes replacement of the high-level bridges on […]

LJB Designs Ohio’s First Greenroads Project

It’s been said that what gets measured gets done. With the Greenroads Rating System, communities and organizations that are committed to safe and sustainable infrastructure now have a measureable way to show success. LJB’s commitment to safety and sustainability is being showcased—and now measured—on an intersection design project for the City of Fairfield, Ohio. The […]

Village Benefits from Treatment Plant Upgrades

Recently, the Village of Enon, Ohio, hosted an open house at its newly renovated water treatment plant. The important renovation project resulted in achieving additional water capacity for the plant. Previously, the water treatment plant housed five water softener systems, which consisted of two smaller systems and three larger systems. Two new tanks were installed […]