Category: Florida

Roberto Cordero: Carving a Path in Construction

Since Roberto Cordero was young, he loved building things and working with his hands. As a carpenter with Robins & Morton, that’s exactly what he gets to do. Day to day, Cordero spends the majority of his time outside and working to build various components of each project, such as handrails, decks, blocking, and stairs. […]

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  • carpenter
  • craft professionals
  • Florida
  • healthcare construction
  • Ocala
  • Roberto Cordero

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 – […]

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  • Alabama
  • concrete
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Huntsville
  • Macon
  • Miami
  • self-perform work
  • Trevor McKnight

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 Advent Health 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 […]

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  • Auburn University
  • Careers in Construction
  • Charleston
  • Families in Construction
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • Tampa

Fishermen’s Community Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, celebrates groundbreaking

Baptist Health South Florida and Robins & Morton celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, in Marathon, Florida, on Sept. 20. “Robins & Morton is proud to continue the partnership with Baptist Health and the opportunity to give the community of Marathon a healthcare facility that meets […]

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  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Fishermen's Community Hospital
  • Florida
  • Hurricane Irma
  • Johnny Sturkie
  • Keys
  • Marathon
  • storm surge
  • tilt wall

Robins & Morton, Orlando Health Celebrate Newest Hospital With Topping Out Ceremony

Orlando Health, Robins & Morton, Hunton Brady Architects, TLC Engineering for Architecture and honored guests joined together to celebrate the structural topping out of the Orlando Health – Horizon West Bed Tower project located in Winter Garden, Florida, on Sept. 19. The $91 million project includes a new 220,000-square-foot patient bed tower with a capacity […]

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  • acute care
  • David Strong
  • Florida
  • Horizon West
  • Hunton Brady
  • Orlando Health
  • TLC Engineering
  • Winter Garden

Robins & Morton, St. Joseph’s Hospital celebrate expansion topping out

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Robins & Morton, HOK Architecture, Carastro Engineering and honored guests joined together to celebrate the structural topping out of the St. Joseph’s Hospital patient tower expansion located in Tampa, Florida, on Sept. 10. The expansion project will include a new six-story patient tower that will house a two-story lobby, waiting and on-call […]

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  • Florida
  • patient tower expansion
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Tampa
  • Topping Out

The Connected Hospital: Low Voltage Technology Meets High Demand

Personalized, digital health advances are top-of-mind priorities among hospital chief information officers (CIOs), according to a report in Healthcare IT News. During a 2018 focus group organized by the not-for-profit healthcare organization the Scottsdale Institute, 80% of the gathered healthcare CIOs cited digital health expansion and its related patient experience improvements as their most important […]

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  • connected hospital
  • data
  • Florida
  • healthcare
  • infrastructure
  • low voltage
  • Miami
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

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 […]

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  • 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

Prefabrication 2.0: Resetting the Construction Supply Chain

Once dismissed by skeptics as a risky idea destined to diminish construction quality, prefabrication is now universally embraced as an industry best practice. Companies in all building sectors are investing in it, clients are intrigued by its savings potential, and the field staff is integrating it in ways that will forever change the traditional supply […]

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  • Charleston
  • Florida
  • Miami
  • offsite prefabrication
  • prefabrication
  • South Carolina
  • supply chain management

Using QR Codes to Streamline Specifications at Halifax Health Deltona

It’s common for changes to occur on plans and drawings for any construction team, which can make keeping up with finished schedule, layout, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) coordination a challenge. At the Halifax Health Deltona project in Deltona, Florida, the construction team has incorporated an easy tech fix to help everyone from the […]

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  • Deltona
  • Florida
  • Halifax Health
  • Procore
  • Project Management
  • QR Codes
  • Solutions
  • Technology
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