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Reconfigure Firing Range

The Project : Edgewater renovated the decrepit baffled firing range located at US Coast Guard Base, Portsmouth VA. The project began with the demolition of existing bullet resistant steel baffles, sidewalls, and related elements.

Edgewater installed a new safety ceiling and replaced the ballistic elements – baffles, safety ceiling, ricochet catchers, ballistic plates, ricochet containment, and structural steel as well as supports for overhead steel baffles and the safety ceilings. Cast in place concrete walls were installed and the firing range-related elements replaced. Minor repairs were made to range and upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems. New concrete was poured for sidewalls and foundations. Incidentals included painting, lighting and ventilation.

The Challenge : The exiting canopy at the firing line had severe signs of wood rot on the perimeter fascia and the rusting steel beams and baffles were showing signs of decay.

Value Added : Edgewater strategized with the onsite USCG staff to find a no-cost solution, utilizing a break metal, to repair the existing fascia.

Client : USCG
Location : USCG Base Portsmouth, 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