Category: safety

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 […]

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  • Alabama
  • Careers in Construction
  • flaggers
  • healthcare construction
  • Huntsville
  • safety
  • traffic control

The Science of How

By Jeff Palombo, Vice President of Safety Operations at Robins & Morton Human Performance. It’s a phrase you often hear associated with sociological principles, Lean, Six Sigma, airline and automobile industries, along with many other professions and ideologies, but what does it mean? Further, what could it possibly have to do with safety? Simply put, […]

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  • critical steps
  • equity huddles
  • fair accountability
  • Human Performance Approach
  • Lean
  • post-task planning
  • pre-task planning
  • questioning attitude
  • safety
  • self-checking
  • stop work authority
  • team forums

4D for Safety

One of construction’s most iconic technological advances came with the introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM). For the first time, building owners and facility managers could see what their new building would physically look like and contractors could check for any coordination issues prior to actual construction. As that technology progressed, another dimension was added […]

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  • 4D scheduling
  • construction technology
  • safety
  • Virtual Design and Construction

Robins & Morton receives North Carolina Department of Labor’s Building Star Award

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry, presented Robins & Morton with the Building Star Award for their work in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Nov. 28. The Building Star Award is part of the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Star program, administered through its Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau of the Occupational Safety and […]

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  • Building Star Award
  • construction
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina Department of Labor
  • OSHA
  • Raleigh
  • safety

Robins & Morton Wins Three National Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced Robins & Morton as the 2016 National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award winner for three projects at the 27th Annual Excellence in Construction Gala on March 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Robins & Morton’s first place Eagle Award winners include: Cherokee Indian Hospital in Cherokee, North Carolina: Healthcare, $25 […]

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  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Cherokee Indian Hospital
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Durham
  • Excellence in Construction Awards
  • Excellence in Safety Award
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • North Carolina
  • Norwood
  • Ohio
  • safety
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