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Renovations to 4th and 5th Floors Eastern Laboratory and Offices of Chief Medical Examiner

The Project : The Eastern Laboratory and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia’s Department of Forensic Sciences in Norfolk, Virginia focuses on screening, sampling, analyzing, and reporting findings for Controlled Substances, Firearms and Tool Marks, Forensic Biology, Latent Prints and Impressions, Toxicology, and Trace Evidence.

Edgewater Construction Services was awarded the contract to perform the alterations and renovations to 13,190 square feet of office space and laboratories on the 4th and 5th floors of the existing 5-story office tower.

The build-out includes a Chemistry Laboratory, Chemistry Instrument Laboratory, Toxicology Laboratory, Toxicology Instrument Laboratory and dedicated electrical and mechanical rooms.

The Challenge : Complete this complex medical facility within an occupied building.

Value Added : Edgewater called upon our expertise in medical/hospital construction to complete all renovations and alterations to this highly specialized facility within the Virginia General Services schedule and budget.

Client : Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences( Department of General Services)

Location : Norfolk, 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