The Project : The US Army Corps of Engineers contracted Edgewater Construction Services to renovate Building 601 at Fort Eustis to house the Training Brain Operations Center (TBOC) command to provide improved adjacencies for collaboration and support between commands located on the base. The interior renovations to Building 601 brings the 26,792 sq. ft. one-story facility to standards for certified Open Secret Storage (OSS). Of that, approximately 15,220 square feet functions as an Operation Center/SCIF and the remaining is Administrative space.
The Challenge : Renovations, which included new computer room access floor systems, new data and fiber network, complete replacement of HVAC systems, relocation of a 250kw backup generator, special clean agent fire suppression system and UPS installation needed to be simultaneous to the Army’s installation of their security and communication systems.
Value Added : Edgewater’s construction activities were sequenced in a highly collaborative manner to ensure the Army could install their special security and communication systems in tandem with construction.
Client : US Army Corps of Engineers
Location : Fort Eustis, 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.