I want to express our thanks for the excellent job Robins & Morton did in constructing the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tuscaloosa, AL. The project was truly unique and customized. You have been incredible to work with. The company's preconstruction input and the onsite team couldn't have been better. They truly added tremendous value and ran a tight process. Their cooperative spirit was wonderful and will be remembered by all.
C. Kemmons Wilson Jr. , Chairman Wilson Hotel Management Company, Inc.
01 Planning, Design & Preconstruction
Robins & Morton’s experience has shown that the most successful projects involve early collaboration among key team members during planning and design—typically the owner, architect, engineer, contractor and trade contractors. We establish shared expectations, common processes, and a clear management structure. This fosters ongoing communication throughout the life of the project. Early collaboration results in a comprehensive plan and a more detailed, achievable budget.
Additionally, Robins & Morton employs a seamless process we call integrated preconstruction: a departure from the traditional idea that the preconstruction process ends when construction begins. By continuing to refine plans as a project’s design progresses, we work to meet both design and budget goals with greater efficiency.
02 Construction Phase
Building on the trust established during planning, design and preconstruction, the project team transitions seamlessly into construction. Beyond the essentials such as schedule management, quality control and budgeting, Robins & Morton strives to be a true partner to our clients, design teams, and trade contractors.
We do not rest on the best practices learned throughout our 75 years of operation. Because we believe that everyone’s voice brings value, our jobsites are hubs of innovation and our people continually work to find better ways to perform everyday tasks. This spirit of continuous improvement ultimately leads to better communication, new ways to encourage safety, the best utilization of onsite talent and greater efficiency with both time and materials.
03 Delivery Methods
Robins & Morton has extensive experience with many delivery methods, including Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Design-Bid-Build (DBB), Construction Manager as Agent (CMa), Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), Design-Build (DBa), and Design Assist. We also offer program management and building assessment services.
We work with our clients to evaluate schedules, budgets, and community impact to determine the best fit for every situation. Regardless of the method chosen, we will collaborate to develop a custom solution for each project. We value your business and the opportunity to become your long-term partner and trusted advisor.
04 Self-Perform Work
We understand that we have to be more than just a construction manager. In addition to our construction management services, Robins & Morton also has specialized staff with the skills to self-perform concrete, low voltage, drywall, general works packages and other services. Our self-perform delivery ensures safety, quality craftsmanship, greater control of scheduling and more detailed cost estimates for our clients.
05 Green Building
Because we care about the communities where we work, Robins & Morton is committed to minimizing our environmental impact and reducing our carbon footprint on each of our projects. We tailor sustainable, knowledge-driven solutions for every client and project. Our design-assist services help maximize energy efficiency and minimize operational expenses while our construction procedures focus on decreasing waste, amplifying the wellness of future occupants and reducing embodied carbon on our clients’ behalf.
Our more than 80 LEED Accredited Professionals, LEED Green Associates, Green Globes Professionals, and Parksmart Advisors direct the national dialogue for green implementation through leadership positions within the construction and design community. Robins & Morton is a USGBC Silver Member, an Education Provider, and consistently ranks among the nation’s Top 100 Green Contractors. Even if a project isn’t pursuing a green building certification, we still utilize sustainable construction practices by selecting healthy building materials, protecting air quality, and reducing water and energy usage during construction.
The Robins & Morton team has genuinely been a trusted friend that goes beyond just the bricks and mortar of a construction project. On behalf of the [Encompass Health] staff and patients, we would like to thank you again for this amazing hospital building.
Elizabeth Mann, Design and Construction Director Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth)
Robins & Morton’s culture of innovation and integrity embodied the fundamentals of Lean construction long before the term gained prominence. The guiding tenets of our Building Forward® approach —collaboration, leadership development, continuous improvement and creating a learning culture—integrate Lean tools and processes into every facet of our business. Using the Lean approach, our project teams consistently focus on measurable improvements in coordination, communication, quality, cost, and schedule. Most importantly, Lean fosters a heightened level of collaboration with our design teams, trade contractors and our clients to identify and eliminate waste.
Robins & Morton’s culture of continuous improvement and education is perhaps best illustrated by how we seek out emerging technologies that can benefit our clients the most. We use tools that will improve the efficiency of our project delivery, reduce errors, increase the accuracy of our estimates, and enhance visualizations. But most importantly, we use technology that makes sense and clearly adds value to your project. From preconstruction to closeout, we utilize technology to support communication, project management, quality and safety, seamlessly transitioning between each phase.
Robins & Morton believes that a safe workplace is key to operational excellence. We foster a safety-focused environment that continually works to eliminate at-risk behaviors that may result in injuries, claims, and disruptions. Our company leads the safety dialogue among all participants in our projects. Our methods and practices include:
Robins & Morton is committed to quality and pursues it with intention on every project, every day. We take great pride in our successful quality control program, which hinges on two key principles: doing things right the first time and working collaboratively with our trade contractors to ensure shared understanding of tasks. After a thorough evaluation, we implement a project-specific plan to control quality, then follow through to ensure that we have achieved our clients’ goals, as well as our own.
The rigor of our quality management program is proven to reduce re-work — saving time and money — and to produce a superior product. Although we have stringent quality standards that we apply to each project based on decades of experience, we recognize that every project needs customized planning to achieve the ideal finished product.
To learn more about how our project teams are implementing our quality management programs, check out the video here.