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National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction – SEPTEMBER 14 -18

Each year OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) organizes the National Safety Stand-Down, a time in which construction companies across the country are asked to participate in an awareness campaign speaking directly to employees about on-the-job safety and specifically to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention.”  The awareness week usually […]

DESIGNATED DESIGN-BUILD PROFESSIONAL™ CERTIFICATION – Congratulations to Keith Kolakowski

News Release   Lake Mary, Florida – The Collage Companies (Collage) adds another team member to the list of construction professionals who have achieved the Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification from the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).  Keith Kolakowski, Pre-Construction Manager at Collage, received the construction industry certification in August. This Design-Build industry recognition identifies […]

Congratulations on your Retirement – Mark Newman

The Collage Companies is pleased to congratulate longtime construction professional Mark Newman on his retirement.  Mark retired last month after a decade with Collage, during which time he led construction of projects in a variety of sectors including religious, transportation and various commercial facilities.  A longtime Gator, Mark graduated from the University of Florida with […]

Hurricane Season – Hurricane Safety and Preparedness for Construction Sites

Having been through nearly 40 hurricane seasons in Central Florida, The Collage Companies stands ready with hurricane preparedness measures for their commercial construction jobsites during the 2020 season which kicked off on June 1st. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, before the end of this season in November, we may see […]

Building God’s Way Celebrates 900th Ministry Design

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – BGW Architects (Building God’s Way) announced a milestone this week as the company recently began design work on its 900th ministry-based project. An industry-leader in faith-based architecture, BGW has worked almost exclusively with churches and Christian schools nationally since 1997. Since that time, BGW has helped ministry organizations across 47 U.S. states and 3 […]

CEMEX USA thanks Orlando healthcare workers – heart-shaped monument and courtyard for fight against COVID-19

As we are adapting to new and uncertain times, it’s inspiring to witness local communities coming together with creative responses. Collage was honored to be a small part of the contribution made as – CEMEX USA and Orlando Health unveiled a new blue heart-shaped concrete monument and courtyard in appreciation of frontline healthcare workers at […]

City Owned Event Facilities in Central Florida

The Collage Companies completed a $3.9M expansion and renovation of the Ocoee Lakeshore Center, part of Ocoee Lakefront Park (located on the shores of Starke Lake at 125 North Lakeshore Drive in Ocoee). The project was completed in the fall of 2019 and the city has already confirmed event contracts through 2021. The city is […]

SAFELY UPGRADING HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY AT THE HISTORIC TAMPA UNION STATION

The Collage Companies (Collage) is providing general contracting services for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) to lead ADA renovations to the Historic Tampa Union Station 601 North Nebraska Avenue). This project is part of Amtrak’s ADA Station Program, which is a massive nationwide undertaking to bring all Amtrak stations across the country up to […]

What is ‘new normal’ for stadiums, arenas?

Sharing an interesting article written By LEN MOSER – GUEST COLUMNIST | As seen in Orlando Sentinel – June 7, 2020. Len Moser is vice president of Barton Malow Builders’ national sports division.   Stay-at-home orders are lifted, businesses across Central Florida are implementing the state’s guidelines for reopening, and larger institutions — like theme […]

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 […]