Robins & Morton project receives ‘Best in Healthcare’ designation

MaineGeneral Medical CenterBOSTON, Mass. – Engineering News-Record presented Robins & Morton with the Best in Healthcare award for their work on MaineGeneral Medical Center Alfond Center for Health at an awards breakfast in Boston.

The $224 million hospital is located in Augusta, Maine, and is serving as a way to combine two hospitals that were formerly 20 miles apart. The project was completed in 36 months, a full ten months ahead of schedule, by utilizing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Lean Construction tools and methodologies. With team members working closely with each other, they were also able to return approximately $20 million in value-added savings to the hospital. Ninety percent of the 3,000-person workforce was Maine residents, and 95 percent of the total labor force was from New England.

Sustainability was also a crucial factor to the project. After MaineGeneral Medical Center officially earned a LEED for Healthcare Gold certification earlier this year, Robins & Morton became the only contractor to receive multiple LEED for Healthcare Gold certifications.

“We are honored to receive such an award from ENR,” Senior Project Manager Steve Wiley said. “Without the collaboration with H.P. Cummings Construction, TRO Jung Brannen Architects, and SMRT Architects, none of this would be possible.”

For more information on the MaineGeneral Medical Center project, visit robinsmortonipd.com.

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About Robins & Morton Founded in 1946, Robins & Morton is a privately held engineering and construction firm that consistently ranks among the 100 largest U.S. contractors in Engineering News-Record Magazine. The company has also been named one of the best mid-sized companies to work for in America because of its worker-friendly and family-friendly practices. Robins & Morton is based in Birmingham, Ala., with offices in Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; Orlando, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. For more information, visit www.robinsmorton.com.