The Project : Edgewater Construction Services’ Design-Build team was selected to design and construct an improved way-finding system throughout H.H. McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA. The scope included removal of the existing flooring and installation of over 35,000 SF of new flooring, remove and replace the facility’s existing ceiling system, wall finishes, crash rails, and lighting fixtures.
The Design Challenge : Design flooring and lighting systems that would singularly resolve the way-finding issues, enhance infection prevention and improve visibility levels.
Value Added : Edgewater’s solution was to design and install wood flooring with distinctive two tone patterns with seamless finishes in light color palettes to resolve both infection prevention as well as enhance the guide system and new lighting to further amplify visibility.
The Challenge Part 2 : The scope of the project, which encompassed the entire facility, posed a vulnerability that could result in schedule-creep due to frequent starts and stops to accommodate VA staff and patient activities.
Value Added Part 2 : Edgewater concentrated on flexibility, increased communications and collaboration to resolve the issue whereby all renovations could be completed during off hours to reduce interruptions to operations.
Client : Department of Veterans Affairs
Location : Richmond, 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.