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Renovations 9 Elevator Lobbies and Corridors World Trade Center

The Project  : Edgewater was contracted by GVA Advantis; property management company for the World Trade Center in downtown Norfolk, VA; to renovate 9 elevator lobbies and the main corridors on each floor.

Our scope of work began with the removal of all existing wall coverings, followed by a skim coat required to prepare for the new wall coverings. Edgewater painted soffits, the drywall ceilings, door frames and the lobby side of the elevator doors and frames. The project entailed removing, supplying and installing new ceiling tiles throughout the elevator lobbies, new wood laminated panels and stainless steel accents and new flooring and base.

The lobby and corridor lighting was refreshed by extend existing circuits for new lights, and supply and install 72 new florescent high hats, 18 new flash flush mount lobby fixtures, and 14 new edge-lit exit lights.

The Challenge : Keep the flow of visitors and occupants moving and unimpeded.

Value Added : Edgewater completed the scope of work after normal working hours Monday thru Friday and on the weekends.

Client : GVA Advantis
Location : Norfolk, 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