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 […]

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 […]

LJB Engineer Earns Ohio’s First Greenroads STP Certification

As sustainability continues to become more critical for infrastructure projects, LJB is poised to assist clients in achieving their community’s goals to use roadway projects to improve the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental impacts. Jake Barbour, a project manager in LJB’s Cleveland office, recently became the first person in Ohio to receive […]

New Environmental Requirements Change Federally Funded Projects

If you’re applying federal funds to build infrastructure or facility projects in the state of Ohio, your project may require surveys to safeguard protected species. The new environmental protocols released this year require that professionals approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources or the United State Fish and Wildlife Service conduct surveys for federally […]

LJBer Participates in Local Math and Science Career Day

Recently Centerville City School’s Driscoll Elementary hosted a Math and Science Career Day, welcoming more than 20 speakers who presented their careers using activities, videos, and slides. This event gave second through fifth grade students information about careers that involve math and science. This year, LJB’s Dan Springer had the pleasure of speaking to the […]

Bringing Sustainability to Infrastructure Design

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED system has provided a rating system for building sustainability for years. Now, a similar system is available for evaluating the sustainability of public works assets. Developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System evaluates, grades and recognizes efforts that replenish and restore natural […]

New Bike Path Fills Missing Link

The regional bikeway system in the Greater Dayton area is a popular outdoor destination, but had missing sections of bikeway that prevented riders from taking longer trips through the area. That is, until last week. On Friday, Five Rivers MetroParks held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and group bike ride to commemorate the new Mad River Recreation […]

Tom Likavec Named Director of the Akron Chapter of OSPE

Tom Likavec, an LJB project manager in our Cleveland office, has been elected as the new Director of the Akron chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Tom has a long history of actively participating in several area professional engineering organizations. He previously acted as the Director of the Cleveland chapter of OSPE. The […]

LJB Team Puts Pedal to Pavement

The roads may have seemed a little less congested last week as thousands of people across the country took to their bikes as part of National Bike to Work Week. In support of this initiative, Five Rivers MetroParks organized a free pancake breakfast for commuters. More than 575 participants converged at the bicycle hub at Riverscape […]

Award Proves Ohio Winters Are No Match for ODOT

It’s nearly summer, and the last thing on our minds is whether snow and ice will affect our commute.  Even for the five or so months a year that snow is a possibility in Ohio, efficient snow and ice removal is a luxury most of us take for granted. Fortunately, the hard work the Ohio Department of Transportation […]