Tilt-Up Reduces Total Cost of Building Ownership

Although the building industry tends to focus heavily on initial costs of construction, those costs actually become insignificant in the grand scheme of long-term building ownership. Studies conducted by national research organizations have proven that the initial capital cost is only 10-15% of the total cost of building ownership. Energy, maintenance and alterations each have […]

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 […]

Charter school opens on time with designer-led design-build

When land negotiations for a new charter school were delayed more than three months, opening in time for the new academic year seemed virtually impossible. But, one solution made the impossible a reality. LJB offered a designer-led design-build delivery method to Ryan Companies, the developer and construction manager for the project.  The agreement promised delivery […]

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 […]

Matt Bell Named to TCA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Matt Bell for his election to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s (TCA) Board of Directors. Matt joins 14 other design and construction professionals serving on the board. This announcement was made today at the TCA Annual Meeting during World of Concrete. Matt was nominated for the board by the TCA’s Executive Committee, in part […]

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 […]

Making the Air Barrier Argument for Tilt-Up

With the forthcoming changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), air barrier requirements have been a hot topic in the design and construction industry. The requirements are designed to provide a more airtight building and significantly reduce energy waste. The Construction Specifier recently published an article called “Making the Air Barrier Argument for Tilt-Up.” […]

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 […]