Category: Alabama

Trevor McKnight: Molded By a Construction Legacy

Born into a legacy of construction, Robins & Morton Concrete Superintendent Trevor McKnight represents three generations of construction workers in his family. “My grandfather built high risers, and my dad is a general contractor,” McKnight said. “I was pretty much raised around it.” Eight years ago, McKnight forged his path in concrete – literally – […]

Continue Reading
  • Tags:
  • Alabama
  • concrete
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Huntsville
  • Macon
  • Miami
  • self-perform work
  • Trevor McKnight

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 Hospital Orthopedic and Spine Tower traffic control team awake and alert, directing concrete trucks onto the jobsite. Using their radios and “lightsabers” – what they call their LED traffic batons […]

Continue Reading
  • Tags:
  • Alabama
  • Careers in Construction
  • flaggers
  • healthcare construction
  • Huntsville
  • safety
  • traffic control

Keeping Up With the Class of 2018

On July 12, Robins & Morton graduated its second class from the Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program, a 15-month combination classroom and hands-on course focused on career progression for craft level employees who wish to move into a management role. Eight graduates stood before co-workers, families, and friends, and accepted promotions into foreman or assistant […]

Continue Reading
  • Tags:
  • Alabama
  • Anniston
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Beverly Knight Olson
  • Boise
  • Brunswick
  • craft employees
  • Deltona
  • Florida
  • Foreman
  • Georgia
  • graduates
  • Halifax Health
  • Idaho
  • Macon
  • Midland
  • Regional Medical Center
  • Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program
  • Texas
  • trainees
  • Treasure Valley Hospital

Tackling Workforce Shortages Through Mentorship

At a time in the AEC industry where workforce challenges are ever-present, there have been several efforts that have proven most effective in recruiting top talent into the industry, one of which is mentorship. A program that has been particularly successful in attracting the interests of young people on a national level is the ACE […]

Continue Reading
  • Tags:
  • ACE Mentor Program of America
  • AEC
  • Alabama
  • architecture
  • Birmingham
  • construction
  • education
  • engineering
  • mentorship
  • scholarships

Birmingham Orthodontics breaks ground on new office building in Hoover

Robins & Morton, Birmingham Orthodontics and KPS Group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Birmingham Orthodontics’ new office building in Hoover, Alabama, on May 3. The new 10,000-square-foot medical office building will relocate the practice’s current Hoover location to better suit the needs of Birmingham-area patients. Positioned on five acres on Stadium Trace Parkway near […]

Continue Reading
  • Tags:
  • Alabama
  • Birmingham Orthodontics
  • Hoover
  • KPS Group

Robins & Morton wins six awards from Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama at 2018 Excellence in Construction Banquet

Robins & Morton received six Excellence in Construction awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama at the annual Excellence in Construction Banquet on Nov. 29 at The Club. ABC recognized the following projects: UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, North Carolina: Commercial $10 Million to $25 Million, Excellence Award (First […]

Continue Reading
  • Tags:
  • Alabama
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Baptist North Mississippi
  • Brookwood Baptist Hospital
  • Excellence in Construction
  • Florida Hospital Carrollwood
  • Hybrid OR
  • Kanvwotiyi Residential Treatment Center
  • North Carolina
  • Oxford
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Robbinsville
  • Tradition Medical Center
  • UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Harrah's Cherokee

Robins & Morton, HEALS, Inc. holds ribbon cutting for Geraldine Bennett Penney HEALS Clinic

Robins & Morton, HEALS, Inc. and community members gathered at Madison County Elementary School to celebrate the ribbon cutting of their newest clinic, the Geraldine Bennett Penney HEALS Clinic on August 22. Robins & Morton donated building services for the new HEALS clinic that will serve qualifying students and their siblings, ages birth up to […]

Continue Reading
  • Tags:
  • Alabama
  • clinic
  • Gurley
  • HEALS
  • Huntsville
About the Blog

It’s an exciting time in the construction industry. With new technologies, approaches and tools surfacing every day, it’s more critical now than ever to share what’s happening out there – on your projects, in your workplace and how those things affect the future of your business.

The mission of Building Insight is simple: to connect you to the stories, successes, hardships, solutions, and faces of the more than 10 million people that wear hardhats to work each day, not to mention the countless support staff members that work tirelessly behind the scenes.

Our hope is that you will use this page as a resource and it will serve as a window into the industry that we are so passionate about. We are builders, and our goal is to make this industry the best it can be – one building at a time.