The Project : The US Coast Guard contracted Edgewater Construction to renovate the HVAC systems in Canfield Hall. The 3-story building houses the thousands of students enrolled each year in the maritime enforcement training command, as well as numerous classrooms and conference spaces. Our scope of work included HVAC upgrades and controls, Fire Alarm system replacement and electrical panel upgrades, accessible bathroom at first floor level, upgrades to handrail systems at exit stair, replace exterior door, hardware, and canopies over exterior exit doors.
The Challenge : The National Aids to Navigation Museum is located in the atrium of Canfield Hall. The museum showcases irreplaceable glass Fresnel Lenses from lighthouses that protected the coastline as early as 1850. Protecting those one-of-a-kind lenses, weighing up to nearly 13,000 pounds and towering 8.5 feet in height, was the challenge to this project.
Value Added : Before renovations could begin Edgewater built individual custom wood cases to protect and preserve the lenses from any damage from overhead and first floor construction.
Client : United States Coast Guard
Location : Yorktown, VA
Jim is the President of Edgewater and started the company in 2006.
Jim Collins, a licensed civil engineer, has over 25 years of experience. Active duty in the US Navy prepared Jim to excel in vertical construction operations, estimating, project management, and contract administration around world for the Seabees and the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. Jim retired from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) where he gained construction experience from an owners’ point of view as a contracting officer. His vast experience prepared him to drive military construction projects through conceptual, design, and construction phases.
Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006.
Rich Marano is a civil engineering graduate of the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology who combined his degree in construction technology and took a different path, moving directly into the construction field. His career has upwardly traversed from assistant project manager to project manager to Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006. Rich’s resume shows achievements in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont in design-bid-build, design-build, construction management and general contracting. His experience in facility renovations and additions and new construction reached its highest point when Rich was assigned as Senior Project Manager for the Armada Hoffler Tower in Virginia Beach. This $86M project spanned 2 years and 13 floors (255,000 sq. ft.) of Class A office space, 300,000 sq. ft. of retail space and an adjoining a 22 floor 9 level cast-in-place parking garage with 1871 stalls.