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New Construction Security Plaza Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts

The Project : The City of Chesapeake trusted Edgewater Construction Services to apply our past experience in secure facilities to their new construction of the Security Plaza for the City’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts.

Our scope of services included the construction of a new security wall, demolition and construction of new pavement and roofing, and security lighting for the two courts. The project required new CMU walls with EIFS coatings, covered parking areas, paving concrete drive aisles, curbs, gutter and sidewalks, as the ancillary electrical work required for security and lighting.

The Challenge : The City required heightened security measures in and around the construction site to protect city staff, judges, defense and prosecuting teams, medical professionals, plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, family members and visitors. Edgewater was able to proficiently work in and around high traffic and secure area.

Value Added : Edgewater applied security measures culled from our past experiences in mental health and healthcare settings where safety, elopement and identity issues (HIPPA) were paramount.

The success of this project led to several follow on direct award opportunities with the client.

Client : City of Chesapeake
Location : Chesapeake, 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