Sustainability Demonstrating Leadership in Transforming the Building Industry

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED certification to the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) in Sanford, Florida. The FDOT RTMC project achieved certification under the LEED 2009 New Construction and Major Renovations rating system. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. The U.S. Green Building Council identified “FDOT RTMC Sanford” as a showcase example of sustainability demonstrating leadership in transforming the building industry.

The Collage Companies served as General Contractor for the FDOT RTMC Sanford project, which began operations in 2019. Rob Maphis, Vice President and COO of The Collage Companies says this of his firm’s involvement: “Our team has a long history of completing successful projects for the FDOT and of building green buildings throughout Florida. On the FDOT RTMC project, we were able to combine this knowledge and experience into the delivery of a facility that accomplishes FDOT’s sustainability objectives.”

From this technology hub, FDOT monitors and manages traffic for District Five, which includes an area that covers nearly 9,000 square miles spread over nine Central Florida counties. The RTMC’s state-of-the-art technology uses more than 500 cameras, sensors, and other technology to monitor traffic, including speed and the number of vehicles on the roadways. It also pinpoints traffic jams, accidents, and other emergencies, while providing immediate coordination with law enforcement, fire and emergency crews when needed.

The Collage Companies is an established integrated services firm with capabilities and expertise in Design Build, Construction Management, and General Contracting. Collage has served Florida and the southeast since 1982 from their headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida – pursuing community–centric projects with an emphasis in the hospitality, religious, transportation, education, government and parks and sports sectors. The Collage Companies was honored as one of GrowFL’s 2018 Florida Companies to Watch.