Robins & Morton Receives Two National Excellence in Construction Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors

Robins & Morton received two national Excellence in Construction® Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for its work on AdventHealth Tampa Taneja Center for Surgery in Tampa, Florida, and the Duke Health elevator core (ECORE) in Durham, North Carolina. The award was presented during the 2023 ABC Convention in Orlando, Florida, on March 16.

The EIC awards, presented to 82 of the nation’s top construction projects in 2022, are the construction industry’s leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects from across the country.

operating room

Opened in October of 2021, the six-story, 300,000-square-foot AdventHealth Tampa Taneja Center for Surgery provides surgical care and related post-op services to patients and families in the fast-growing Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, Florida, region. The multi-phase construction program also includes a six-level parking garage, a two-story central energy plant to serve the new facility and future growth, and shell space to add six additional operating rooms. The Taneja Center adds next-generation surgical treatment capabilities and patient-centric care spaces to the existing 1,000,000 square feet on the AdventHealth Tampa campus. The L-shaped new building ties cleanly into the existing building to create a single facility.

Duke Health - ECORE

Duke Health’s 50,000-square-foot ancillary elevator core (ECORE) stands 11 stories and connects seven buildings on the Durham campus that total 2 million square feet. Through collaboration and advanced planning, Robins & Morton delivered on the client’s desire for timely, cost-efficient renovations despite six months of pandemic-related closures. The facility remained fully operational throughout.

The EIC Awards 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, T-Mobile, the University Research Institute and various construction-related firms nationwide.

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