When “On-Call” Means Right Now

It’s been said that timing is everything. This is especially true for project managers of general engineering contracts. Typically, these contracts involve providing guidance on engineering projects to city officials but occasionally it involves providing immediate responses to unexpected situations. This was the case on December 12 when in the City of Riverside, Ohio, 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 […]

Join in LJB’s National Public Works Week Campaign

One thing we’ve learned in 40 years of supporting public works organizations is that they are often unnoticed unless something goes wrong. Still, they work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the communities they serve. We want to celebrate these unsung heroes by highlighting all the good they are doing to make our […]

Is Your Community Active Transportation-Friendly?

Today is International Walk to School Day, a yearly event that encourages school children to walk and bike to school to instill healthy habits, help the environment, promote safety, and create a stronger sense of community. Whether it’s Walk to School Day, Bike to Work Day or some other initiative to encourage active transportation, communities […]

Theme Parks: A Model for Urban Planning?

In honor of National Public Works Week (yes, this is a real thing), I wanted to share an interesting article that relates theme parks to public works. I have never really thought of theme parks and public works in the same context, but Rollins College, a liberal arts school in Winter Park, Fla., offers students a […]

Mobile Apps for Public Works Professionals

Today, smart phones and tablets seem ubiquitous with business people. Smart phones and tablets allow us to stay in contact and have access to information that we need at our fingertips no matter where we are. We would be lost without them. One of the reasons I swear by mine is the ability to run […]