The Project : Edgewater Construction Services was commissioned to build a new 20,000 SF expansion above the first floor of the existing building and renovate 17,000 SF of adjacent space to create a new cohesive Poly-Neuroscience Center wing. This facility, one of five designated Poly-Trauma Rehabilitation Centers (PRC) in the Veterans Health Care System, provide rehabilitative care to Veterans and Service Members with severe injuries to more than one organ system; including traumatic brains injuries (TBI). Programs include the Brain Injury Program, General Rehabilitation, Emerging Consciousness Program, Post-Deployment 360 Degree Evaluation Program and Amputee Boot Camp.
The Challenge : Minimize disruption to the fully functioning hospital surrounding the job site over the course of construction.
Value Added : Renovations and new construction schedules were divided into three phases and completed over the span of 21 months to abate disruptions to hospital operations.
Client : VAMC
Location : Richmond, 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.