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Renovations and Adaptive Reuse for Veteran’s Community Living Center (CLC)

The Project : Edgewater embraces the VA’s mission of creating a high-quality, home-like living center that can restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well-being, prevent declines in health and provide comfort at the end of life. The Martinsburg VAMC project modified the 5th floor A wing of the existing Medical Center into a 19,000 SF Community Living Center (CLC). The 5th floor penthouse was gutted to the studs and reconfigured and the 4th and 6th floors, including patient rooms, were renovated bringing the value of this project to $4,331,303.

Edgewater installed telecommunications, utility systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems and health care grade fixtures including medical gas systems.

Specialty features were built and/or installed to create “home.” They included a water feature and built-in planters in the elevator lobby, illuminated ceiling tongue and groove ceiling with back-lit ceiling panels, kitchen, electric fireplace and library/game room in each wing’s “family room.”

The Challenge : Allow the remainder of the facility to be functional during demolition and renovation.

Value Added : Edgewater scheduled demolition and construction to be completed in phases to allow normal operations to continue uninterrupted.

Client : Department of Veterans Affairs
Location : Martinsburg, West Virginia

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