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Install Three Below-Grade Oil Water Separators

The Project : Installation of three below grade oil water separators capable of processing 3,000 gallons of contaminates for the US Coast Guard required Edgewater to first eliminate over 15 cubic yards of Extra Contaminated Soil.

Once eradicated, Edgewater installed 3 below-grade oil/water separation systems entailing effluent pumps; 4, 6, 8 and 18-inch gravity piping; precast concrete manholes; two small sump pumps with 2-inch and smaller force mains; 2 and 4-inch force mains. This project required horizontal directional drilling of approximately 280 feet of 4-inch force main; concrete cutting and replacement; excavation; electrical work; demolition of the existing submersible pump station and wet well; and demolition of the existing oil water separator.

The Challenge : This project had a subcontractor that could not perform up to the safety and quality standards held by Edgewater.

Value Added : Edgewater contracted and deployed a new subcontractor to the satisfaction of the USCG with minimal impacts to the schedule and budget.

Client : US Coast Guard
Location : Elizabeth City, NC

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