The Project : Hampton VA Medical Center embraced the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) method of healthcare with a focus on the Veteran; where the patient is the center of the care team that includes family members, caregivers, and “teamlets” of health care professionals: primary care providers, nurse care managers, clinical associates, and administrative clerks. Edgewater Construction renovated the existing 1 East Wing to create an appropriately functional space for the PACT model of healthcare.
Edgewater demolished the existing interior partitions, floor systems, ceilings, lighting, mechanical items to clear the existing space for exam rooms, “teamlet” stations, reception and waiting areas, toilets, and storage rooms.
The Challenge : Create a new home for the PACT model while hospital operations retained functionality.
Value Added : Edgewater and the VAMC team coordinated renovation schedules so as not to disrupt Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical infrastructure serving the facility’s 24/7 healthcare operations.
Client : Department of Veterans Affairs
Location : Hampton, 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.