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Robins & Morton Tops Out Phase One of Office Expansion

Birmingham-based general contractor and construction management firm, Robins & Morton, reached a milestone on their office expansion in Homewood, Alabama, this week. The firm topped…

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  • Alabama
  • concrete
  • Homewood
  • office expansion
  • parking deck
  • Robins & Morton
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Lean Congress Live Lab: OAC Huddle

By Robins & Morton Senior Project Manager Marshall Scott, Superintendent Josh Farr and Superintendent Josh Young **The below is a summary of Scott, Farr and…

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  • co-location
  • huddle
  • Josh Farr
  • Josh Young
  • Last Planner System
  • Lean Congress 2019
  • Lean Construction Institute
  • Marshall Scott
  • OAC meetings
  • percent planned complete
  • stand-up meeting
  • variance

Roberto Cordero: Carving a Path in Construction

Since Roberto Cordero was young, he loved building things and working with his hands. As a carpenter with Robins & Morton, that’s exactly what he…

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  • craft professionals
  • Florida
  • healthcare construction
  • Ocala
  • Roberto Cordero

Labor Shortage: The Pinch Point Limiting the Construction Industry

According to the US Government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the construction industry accounts for approximately 4.1% of the country’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In…

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  • Aimee Comer
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  • full-time jobs
  • GDP
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  • median wages
  • US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • US Governement Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • value added
  • Vice President of People and Development

We Are the Gatekeepers

It’s 2 a.m. The city of Huntsville, Alabama, is still shrouded in darkness, but on this particular morning, you can find Robins & Morton’s Huntsville…

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  • Careers in Construction
  • flaggers
  • healthcare construction
  • Huntsville
  • safety
  • traffic control

Christianna Payne: A Career in Construction Budding From a Passion for STEM

Originally, Christianna Payne was interested in a career in interior design or architecture. However, she wanted more of a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and…

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  • Charleston
  • Christianna Payne
  • Galveston
  • John Sealy Hospital
  • Nashville
  • South Carolina
  • STEM
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • University of Florida
  • Women in Construction

Construction Ramps Up Recruiting: Creating Career Paths from High School to Life Changers

Faced with the challenge of recruiting qualified workers, the construction industry has expanded avenues for people at different life stages to enter the field in…

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  • Academy of Craft Training
  • ACE Mentor Program of America
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Auburn University
  • Careers in Construction
  • co-operative education program
  • field lab
  • high school students
  • Honor Foundation
  • internships
  • mentorship program
  • veteran construction program
  • Your Grateful Nation

Robins & Morton named one of America’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Robins & Morton has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Robins & Morton was ranked #1 in…

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Raney Sledge: Elevating Project Engineering to New Heights

Like many in the construction industry, Raney Sledge started his career as a field engineer. However, by adding a high-tech twist to what most see…

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  • 4D scheduling
  • Atrium Health Carrabus
  • BIM
  • Concord
  • drone flights
  • North Carolina
  • Part 107
  • pilot in command
  • Raney Sledge
  • Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

Robins & Morton, Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority celebrate three consecutive Durant campus LEED Silver certifications

Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority, Robins & Morton and James Childers Architects, Inc., recently celebrated the certification of three consecutive LEED Silver certifications – all…

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  • Choctaw Nation Regional Health Clinic
  • Durant
  • electrochromatic glass
  • geothermal heating and cooling
  • LEED
  • LEED Campus Program
  • Oklahoma
  • Sustainability
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