Robins & Morton earns Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Magazine Photo for hubRobins & Morton won an Excellence in Construction Eagle award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas. ABC will recognize the project at a banquet on Nov. 20.

The award-winning project was a $5 million renovation to Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute’s blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) unit, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It began in March 2013 and was carried out amidst a fully operational hospital until its completion in January 2014.

This state-of-the-art unit is part of the Institute’s expanding hematologic oncology program, which includes a team of internationally recognized experts who specialize in leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, transplantation and non-malignant hematologic disorders.

The new unit includes 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab located on the fourth floor of Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center. The entire unit is a positive pressure environment, where highly filtered air is circulated 12 times an hour, exceeding industry standards. This minimizes the risk of patients developing infection and experiencing other complications that can be associated with the transplant process.

The Carolinas Medical Center emergency department is the busiest in the city of Charlotte and it was critical that the team carried out the project without disrupting the hospital’s work, Robins & Morton superintendent Mike Goodin said.

“On this project, knowing it was booked before we began construction and would be filled the day it was built, inspired the whole team to excellence,” Goodin said. “It also means a lot to me, personally, knowing how much good will come out of it.”

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. As part of their¬ robust Training for Excellence program, Robins & Morton offers National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) training and credentialing, national craft assessments and US Department of Labor Standards of Apprenticeship training. Robins & Morton is based in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices in Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.robinsmorton.com.