The Project : Building 661 was gutted, renovated and repurposed to house the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); led by a four-star General, a number of one- and two-star Generals and their military and civilian staffs. Edgewater’s scope for this 3-story 100,938 SF building included upgraded office suites for the Generals and staff, a formal greeting area for guests, several high tech conference rooms with capabilities for secure teleconferences, large team collaborating work areas, and SIPR work areas on each floor with centralized computer and security control. The perimeter of the entire building was outfitted with blast resistant curtains.
The Challenge : This renovation was the final project at Fort Eustis to accommodate a major command headquarter move under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act. The completion date was rigid with no margin for error due to BRAC regulations and a fixed deadline for command members to move from Fort Monroe.
Value Added : Project was fast-tracked and completed on time to meet a stringent fixed deadline
Client : US Army Corps of Engineers
Location : Fort Eustis, 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.