Expertise

Technology

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. 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, allowing for seamless transitions between each phase.

3D virtual mockups

3D Virtual Mockups

At Robins & Morton, our project teams generate accurate digital mockups which can be visualized through various methods, including virtual reality headsets. This allows our clients to take a virtual walk through designed spaces and provide valuable feedback throughout the project. Additionally, these virtual mockups can be quickly adjusted, dramatically reducing the feedback cycle time and improving efficiency. By using 3D Virtual Mockups, we can eliminate any confusion regarding room layout and reduce the likelihood of late changes and change orders.

3D Clash Detection and Conflict Resolution

This process has a proven track record of reducing Request for Information (RFI) issues and change orders. We collaboratively analyze a project model throughout the design process to identify and correct potential conflicts and ensure constructability. Our teams are well versed in many platforms for this type of coordination, including Autodesk Navisworks Manage, Revit, AutoCAD, MircroStation, 3D Studio Max, Inventor, and others that are compatible with Navisworks.

4D Scheduling

When a project schedule is combined with a Building Information Model (BIM), it provides valuable visualization of the construction process. This enables all stakeholders to understand and engage in the planning efforts at every stage of a project. 4D scheduling helps us identify scheduling issues, gaps, and opportunities for improvement on a project.

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Laser Scanning

Laser Scanning

Our laser scanners allow us to map out existing structures and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) elements, all within an eighth of an inch. This helps us to ensure that objects in a new-construction model will accurately mesh with any existing conditions, effectively reducing the risk of re-work, delay, and change orders. We utilize the most sophisticated scanners and associated software available.

Project Management Software

Robins & Morton uses project management software as a communication tool with project teams during preconstruction and construction. These programs allow us to develop a log of existing conditions that can be tracked during design, including panoramic images. As construction progresses, the software is used for document control, tracking requests for information (RFI), interactive punch lists and more. These cloud-based systems allow all team members to view and edit information as needed, maximizing the collaborative benefits and savings.

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Drone

Technically, “drone” has a military connotation, so the official term for what we refer to as a drone is actually a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS). In addition to aerial photos and video, drones can serve a variety of operational construction purposes such as surveying, 3D mapping, performing inspections, and checking safety conditions. Drones also have the capability to drastically improve the resources spent on some of these time-consuming tasks.

Innovation

While Robins & Morton readily adopts new processes and cutting-edge technology, we also recognize that the most powerful tool we have is creativity.

To us, innovation means empowering our team members to exercise their talents and skills in new ways. We believe that supporting their visions ultimately benefits our projects, our clients, and the industry.

Although encouraging forward-thinking ideas is inherently a part of our culture, we promote the practice more tangibly through a designated support team to help bring concepts to life. Several of our offices also feature collaborative technology and innovation labs.

We’re proud of what our team members have been able to accomplish – from developing new applications and products to conducting pioneering research. We’re more than builders; we’re also inventors and creators.

Innovation is the foundation for making our projects faster, safer and more value-driven. We’ll continue to build upon that foundation with an energy that comes from a deep passion for what we do, and an even greater desire to improve how we do it.

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