The Project : Edgewater Construction was contracted renovate and replace the aging exterior of this two-story 17,000 sq. ft. brick masonry building housing the US Coast Guard’s TISCOM North Lab Building L01. The following improvements were made to the exterior entrance of the North Lab – replace the brick masonry, replace entrance pilasters, and repaint the wood cornice assembly and entrance pilasters at the front entrance step.
The second floor improvements involved installing harden steel bars on all of the windows, sealing penetrations, installing BMS (Balanced Magnetic Switches) on the exit doors, and a panic bar on the stairwell door. Security measures where upgraded by installing an intrusion detection system (IDS) in the controlled space and the electromagnetic field (EMF), upgrading existing equipment, and installing intrusion detection system (IDS) on all windows. For further security, Edgewater installed sound baffles, harden steel bars in the ductwork penetrating the outside wall, HID reader, two exterior sound proof metal doors, and security cameras.
Additionally, Edgewater removed and replaced 840 square feet of sidewalks on the south and northeast of the North Lab Building.
Client : United States Coast Guard
Location : Alexandria, 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.