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To keep structural engineering attractive to the next generation and respected by society, we should let others know why our jobs are worthwhile. Instead of consistently highlighting our concerns, we should be letting college students, young engineers, and our communities know how our careers bring satisfaction and meaning to our lives.
Structural engineering is a stressful profession, especially for young engineers. The construction industry is highly competitive regardless of your niche in it, and clients are always looking for designs to be maximally efficient and executed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, projects run even faster today than they did a decade ago, leaving less time for young engineers to learn how to produce quality work quickly and communicate effectively with their clients.
When a cement company needed to connect its existing quarry with a new quarry on the other side of a state route, LJB designed a bridge to create a new haul road that will extend the company’s mining operations for at least the next 30 years. The project also keeps large rock-hauling trucks off public roadways, minimizing impacts on the surrounding community and improving safety along the state route.
- Lesson Learned from the Pandemic: Communities Need Safe & Accessible Pedestrian and Bicycle FacilitiesCommunities across the country experienced sharp increases in sidewalk and trail use during the pandemic. An entirely new group of users were exposed to these facilities as they found themselves looking for ways to get out of their homes, which had also become their school, office, restaurant, and gym. Pedestrian… Read more »
- LJB Delivers on Emergency Design ProjectThe LJB team prides itself on being there for our clients when they need us. On March 20, when the City of Bellbrook, Ohio, called on us in an emergency, we were ready to jump in and navigate the waters with them. And, in this case, water was the problem.… Read more »
- Winter is Coming: 3 Considerations for Addressing COVID-19 Risk This SeasonDuring a global pandemic, it is critical to anticipate future changes to provide and maintain healthy and safe environments. LJB’s preventive health experts have been helping organizations develop and implement Continuity of Operations Plans and health and safety controls to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and keep organizations running. As we… Read more »
- Reducing Fall Hazard Risk: Provide Effective Fall Protection TrainingFor this year’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, I’m sharing these top five ways to reduce fall hazard risk, based on a quarter century of experience providing fall protection consultation. The first four ways are listed below and can be found here: Apply Prevention through Design Perform… Read more »