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 […]

Teaching the Next Generation of Tilt-Up Professionals

The Construction Engineering Technology and Construction Management degree programs at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) place high value on hands-on curriculum, as the best way to prepare students for their careers. As a leader in the tilt-up industry, LJB recently helped the students gain experience with tilt-up construction by volunteering to provide structural plans and […]

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 […]

How Small is Too Small for Tilt-Up Construction?

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At a recent forum with contractors, architects, and developers, someone asked the question: “How small can a building be and still be economically viable with tilt-up?” This is a common question, since tilt-up construction has historically been known as a solution for only big box warehouses. But, as design and construction techniques evolve, contractors are […]

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, […]

Tilt-Up Innovation Showcased in CON/STEEL Building of the Year Competition

Tilt-up construction has been used throughout the United States for nearly a century, but every year contractors push the envelope of what can be built with tilt-up. The 2013 CON/STEEL Building of the Year competition showcases tilt-up innovation, marketplace diversity and architectural versatility. Two winners were selected from this year’s finalists: Architectural Achievement – Grenville […]

Tilt-up Provides “Affordable Elegance” for Outpatient Facilities

In recent years, outpatient facility construction has grown significantly and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. A recent article in Building Design + Construction, “5 Radical Trends in Outpatient Facility Design,” takes a closer look at the changing dynamic of building for the healthcare market. Delivering “affordable elegance” is one trend that I was […]

Building Protection from Severe Weather

At the beginning of this week, FEMA and NOAA launched the second annual National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  With Superstorm Sandy, the Joplin, Missouri, tornado, and other weather events fresh in everyone’s minds, FEMA is encouraging families and communities to develop emergency plans and put together emergency supply kits.  But, how much thought do we […]

One of Tilt-Up’s Finest Earns Industry Honor

Congratulations to Shawn Hickey of SiteCast Construction, a long-time partner of LJB as well as a personal friend of mine.  Shawn was recently named one of the five most influential people in the concrete industry for 2013 by Concrete Construction magazine. One of the things that has always set Shawn apart is his innovative spirit […]

Announcing the 2013 CON/STEEL Conference

This spring, leaders in the tilt-up concrete construction industry will gather to share best practices, brainstorm sales strategies and network with contractors and industry suppliers. LJB Inc. will host the 2013 CON/STEEL Conference April 30-May 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. This event provides a focused opportunity for CON/STEEL Alliance™ members to improve their businesses. This year’s […]