The Project : The Department of Veterans Affairs and the W.G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Salisbury, NC commissioned Edgewater Construction Services to demo and renovate two floors (ground level and fourth floor) in an existing structure to accommodate Intensive Care Unit and Sterile Processing and Supply. Modifications created 10 ICU rooms on the 4th floor. The ground floor – morgue, autopsy suite, prep and pack, scrubber rooms, decontamination room and auto cart wash – was gutted and renovated, an addition to the rear of the facility was constructed and loading dock reconstructed. Our scope of work included alterations to the concrete foundation, masonry works, new HVAC systems, plumbing, demolition and construction of walls, framing, doors, ceiling and new flooring, finishes, communication and access systems throughout.
The Challenge : Hefner Medical Center had to remain operational during construction.
Value Added : Edgewater phased construction to allow a 2 week window of no-work time in order for the VA to relocate patients from the 3rd floor SICU to the completed fourth floor space. Additionally, upgrades to utility services on the 3rd floor below and the 5th floor above were successfully completed with no interruption to operations.
Client : WG (Bill) Hefner Medical Center
Location : VAMC Salisbury, NC
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.