Robins & Morton Earns National Honors From Associated Builders and Contractors for Redstone Gateway 8200/8300

Robins & Morton announced work on the Redstone Gateway 8200/8300 project in Huntsville, Alabama, has earned the company a national Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award, presented during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida, on March 14. The EIC awards recognized 91 of the nation’s top construction projects in 2023 as the leading national competition that annually honors general and specialty contractors for industry-leading, safe and innovative construction projects from across the country.

In early 2023, Robins & Morton and COPT Defense Properties completed the two build-to-suit facilities, which were leased by Northrop Grumman, one of the largest defense contractors in the world. The two Class A tilt-wall buildings, located in the Redstone Gateway development, total approximately 260,000 square feet and each stand five stories tall. The campus features executive office space, program management and engineering design space, a 15,000-square-foot hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) integration lab, a 16,000-square-foot data center, a 350-person auditorium to facilitate classified program meetings, and a 144,000-square-foot parking deck with nearly 400 spaces.

“This exemplary project is the pinnacle of quality, safety and innovation in our industry, showcasing the incredible structures and teams at Robins & Morton that build the best of the best in merit shop construction,” said 2024 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Buddy Henley, president, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland. “Redstone Gateway 8200/8300 is an industry-leading construction project, showing how ABC members build projects safely, on time and on budget. It is an honor to congratulate Robins & Morton for showcasing construction excellence.”

The EIC awards honor every member of the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. The winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, innovation, and safety.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s judges included representatives from At Home, the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, Marriott, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Smithsonian Institute, and other select construction-related firms nationwide.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.

Providing employee benefits and a suite of construction-specific employer services exclusively for ABC members for 65 years, the ABC Insurance Trust is the proud program sponsor of the Excellence in Construction Awards.