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Interdependent Safety and Human Performance: What Today’s Events Are Teaching Us

By Jeff Palombo, Vice President of Safety Operations The principles of Human Performance teach us that all humans make mistakes. Some of these mistakes may…

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  • consequence control
  • culture
  • error
  • human performance
  • Interdependent safety
  • Safety Week

Robins & Morton, McMillan Pazdan Smith Achieve Three Green Globes Certification on Wofford College’s Environmental Studies Building

Construction firm Robins & Morton and architect McMillan Pazdan Smith received notification that their recently completed project, the Chandler Center for Environmental Studies at Wofford…

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  • Green Globes
  • McMillan Pazdan Smith
  • Sustainability

Robins & Morton sets pedestrian bridge, connecting Huntsville Hospital to new Orthopedic & Spine Tower

In a matter of hours, construction firm Robins & Morton set a 50-ton pedestrian bridge into place on the downtown campus of Huntsville Hospital in…

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Seizing Opportunity, Embracing Experience: A Chat With Birmingham Business Journal’s Rising Star John Fine

There are very few construction professionals that can claim they have significant preconstruction, field and project management experience across five states at only 27 years…

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  • Birmingham Business Journal
  • Project Management
  • Rising Stars of Real Estate and Construction

Prioritizing Your Wellness: Q&A with Fuel+Fitness’ Sandra Koulourides

How many times have you heard the terms “self-care,” or “wellness” in the last week? You’re not dreaming it. With less time now more than…

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  • fitness
  • nutrition
  • self care
  • wellness

Storytelling Through Design

It is legend that within the Smoky Mountains, there is a magic lake that humans cannot see. The Cherokee call it Atagahi, and it is…

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  • Cherokee
  • Cherokee Indian Hospital
  • culture
  • design
  • healthcare
  • heritage
  • North Carolina

Robins & Morton, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority Complete Phase II, Crisis Stabilization Unit

Construction manager Robins & Morton and the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) announced the completion of the new Phase II addition and crisis stabilization unit…

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  • crisis stabilization unit
  • healthcare
  • McMillan Pazdan Smith
  • North Carolina

Thinking Outside the Box

As facility owners place increasing emphasis on speed to market and cost-effective practices in construction, project teams continue to search for creative solutions in methods,…

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  • commercial construction
  • concrete
  • freestanding emergency departments
  • healthcare
  • innovation
  • tilt-up construction

Robins & Morton, Huntsville Hospital announce topping out of Orthopedic & Spine Tower

Robins & Morton and Huntsville Hospital recently announced that the hospital’s new Orthopedic & Spine Tower officially reached its structural completion. The milestone, often called…

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Rethinking Hospital Central Energy Plant Investment: 5 Questions with Kyle Davis

Invisible to patients, staff, and visitors, the Central Energy Plant (CEP) is the beating heart of a hospital campus. With its 24/7/365 distribution of heating,…

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  • energy savings
  • healthcare
  • infrastructure
  • operations
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