Category: Auburn University

The Name You Leave Behind

There’s a difference between a leader and a manager. For Superintendent Jeff Jones, that distinction extends from supporting his team on the jobsite to empowering them to be involved in the community. “You can never be in a position of authority until you learn to serve,” Jones said. “Learning to be a good servant is […]

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Robins & Morton and Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction Hold Dedication Ceremony for the Robins & Morton Construction Field Laboratory

Robins & Morton and Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) recently celebrated the dedication of the Robins & Morton Construction Field Laboratory. A facility of the CADC’s McWhorter School of Building Science, the first-of-its-kind lab will advance hands-on education and research. It was made possible with support from its namesake construction firm […]

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  • Robins & Morton Construction Field Laboratory
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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 skilled trades, management, technical fields and supporting positions. While the traditional learn-a-trade-and-go-to-work path remains an important avenue into construction jobs, the industry has extended its outreach from high school students […]

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Families in Construction: A Passion Passed Down Through Generations

Every morning, Robins & Morton Senior Superintendent Allen Sanders wakes up before the sun rises, gets ready for the day, and goes to work at AdventHealth Tampa. As he plans the sequencing and execution of the health system’s nearly 300,000-square foot bed tower addition, 6,700-square-foot surgery expansion and six-story parking deck addition, he often calls […]

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