Saving Mussels One Project at a Time

LJB's Alex Zelles with Mussels

Did you know that all native mussels are protected in Ohio? Since mussels are protected, scientists must determine the presence or absence of freshwater mussels before any construction activity disturbs a stream or river with a drainage area greater than 10 square miles. When we find evidence of mussels, we must conduct a larger survey […]

The 5 Rs of Environmentalism: Refuse

For the final “R” in our blog series on The Five Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace, Refuse, we have focused this post on ways that you can refuse items to minimize your impact on the environment. Do we really need all this stuff? In the United States, we are bombarded with free stuff from […]

LJB Team Uses Pumpkins to Showcase Services

For this year’s company Halloween party—put on by the firm’s Social Events Committee—each key service in the company was challenged to create a pumpkin that represents their area of expertise. Not surprisingly, our talented staff rose to the occasion and exceeded expectations with their creativity and workmanship. LJB’s fall protection key service won the People’s […]

Thom Kramer Recognized for “Advancing Fall Protection Around the World”

For more than a decade, Thom Kramer has been an active participant and leader of the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Committee on Fall Protection. His tireless efforts to improve the standards and educate organizations on the best ways to apply them has led to receipt of the 2017 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal. According to ASSE, Kramer […]

LJB Team Explores Innovative Bridge Materials

Eight members of LJB’s bridge design team recently toured the North American Stainless steel mill in Ghent, Kentucky—the largest stainless steel mill in the country. The team is designing the Ohio State Route 799 bridge replacements, one of which will use stainless steel reinforcement in the bridge superstructure. The tour was part of the team’s […]

Pre-TAR Training: Reducing Fall Risk During Turnarounds

Turnarounds are both critical and dangerous to the petrochemical and refining industries. There are typically thousands of contractors on site over a 30- to 60-day period – many of whom are unfamiliar with the site. With the increase in personnel and the number of tasks being completed during these maintenance events, it’s not surprising that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are Your Competent Persons Really Competent?

Trained competent persons are essential to any effective fall protection program.  OSHA, ANSI and equipment manufacturers require competent persons to identify existing and predictable hazards, train authorized persons, supervise work at heights and inspect fall protection equipment. But, many organizations struggle to measure the knowledge of their personnel in these areas.  Even if management—or individuals […]