Like many industries, commercial construction has seen a number of technological advancements in recent years, yet few have had the impact of 3D laser scanning. While the earliest laser scanners were prohibitively expensive, and the full range benefits were unknown, some in the industry were unsure if the technology paid for itself. However, newer and […]Continue Reading
By Robins & Morton Superintendent, Jeff Jones Culture. It’s a loaded word with powerful long-term results, but it can be tough to create an actionable roadmap from Point A to the pinnacle of cultural excellence. Despite its abstractions, sometimes you get lucky and reach that elusive achievement of cultural harmony, but is it replicable? […]Continue Reading
Owners, contractors, and designers face increasing headwinds as we cope with rising construction costs. Compounding the demand-side effects of an industrywide workforce shortage and material cost inflation is the supply-chain uncertainty of new trade tariffs. While impossible to forecast the full consequence of these combined economic disruptors, we can predict that the cost of building […]Continue Reading
What do coffee and performance reviews have in common? For Robins & Morton’s Duke University Medical Center team, combining these two things has revamped their entire hourly review process, and even produced new ideas about safety, team building and sharing best practices. The idea behind a Lean Coffee is that a group, in this scenario […]Continue Reading
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.