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Design-Build New Construction Hurricane Gymnastics

The Project : Hurricane Gymnastics employed the Edgewater Construction Services Design-Build team to design and construct a new multi-discipline gymnastics training space dedicated to providing instruction in a safe and healthy training environment.

Hurricane Gymnastics is a 14,000 SF metal building sub frame and roofing system with 8″ split face veneer walls and a complete site package including graded foundation, parking lot, curbs and landscaping. The building encompasses two (2) 4′ deep in-ground concrete walled tumbling pits, a glass enclosed waiting area/lobby for observation into the training spaces, two restrooms and two offices, breakroom and reception. Hurricane Gymnastics was designed and constructed provide preschool classes starting at age 3, recreational gymnastics, USAG Competitive Teams (Levels 3-Elite), cheer tumble, school field trips, and parties. Hurricane also hosts intra-mural gym competitions and local high school gymnastics competitions.

The Challenge  : This design-build contract was written with Owner performance-based parameters.

Value Added  : The Edgewater Design-Build Team met every performance parameter set by the owner.

Client  : Hurricane Gymnastics
Location : Chesapeake, VA

James Collins, P.E., LEED GA
President

Email:

jcollins@edgewaterconst.com

Phone:

757.410.3166

Joined the Edgewater Team:

Jim is the President of Edgewater and started the company in 2006.

Background:

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.

Education/Training:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA - Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA - Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
Affiliations:
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Certified LEED Green
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • U.S. Green Building Council
Richard Marano
Vice President

Email:

rmarano@edgewaterconst.com

Phone:

757.410.3166

Joined the Edgewater Team:

Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006.

Background:

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.

Education/Training:
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY – Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
  • Suffolk County Community College Long Island NY - Associates in Construction Technology