Submitted Application for a 2013 CIP Project

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I. Administrative Section 
Project Name: CSN - Cheyenne Campus Renovation
Project Description (One Sentence): Renovation of the Cheyenne Campus site and facilities.
Project Location: County: Clark
Project Location: City: N. Las Vegas
Department (department requesting project): NSHE
Division (division requesting project): CSN
Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
Agency contact person: Sherri Payne
Contact phone: (702) 651-4888
Contact email:
At the Department level ranking of this project:
The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 20
Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0373, 1472, 1649, 1974, 1975, 1973, 9799, 2535, 1970, 0050, 0374
Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) N/A
II. Narrative Section 
Project Justification (Essay)
Project Description: The Cheyenne campus has been utilized to serve students for more than 38 years. As a result, the facilities are showing wear and tear from the long period of use. The renovations in this project will allow the College to renovate the site and facilities to help bring it up to acceptable standards. The project includes: paving improvements, new exterior and interior signage, installation of an EAccess key system, mechanical renovations, new interior finishes, resolution of ADA issues, exterior painting, exterior weather proofing and glazing replacement, installation of a mass notification system, parking lot lighting improvements and furniture replacement. The completion of the requested repairs and improvements will extend the campus’s viability for many years to come and will provide learning opportunities for its students without disruption/interruption in service.
Project Justification: The Cheyenne campus is the College’s first established site. As a result, the campus grounds and facilities are in much need of attention on a variety of issues. Modifications to the campus exteriors are becoming increasingly critical. ADA issues have been identified and must be addressed. Exterior way finding signage should be added to help students navigate safely and expeditiously around the campus. In the parking areas, asphalt has deteriorated to the point that replacement or significant repairs are needed; the parking lighting is inadequate and should be updated for the safety of our campus visitors. To assure more comprehensive and cost-effective energy efficiency, the exterior of the buildings need to be weather-proofed, single pane windows need to be replaced with Low-E double pane glazing and the exterior finishes should be repaired and repainted. The buildings on campus are in serious need of improved interior way finding signage to ensure clear directions for the occupants. The furniture is becoming unserviceable due to the constant usage and must be replaced. Carpet has well surpassed its expected life and has reached the point where it cannot be patched; the only reasonable alternative is to replace the flooring. The inefficient mechanical system is failing and should be replaced. A mass notification system is needed to help inform students and staff regarding on-going situations. All of these improvements are desperately needed. The Cheyenne campus has served the College well over the past 40 years. This project will help revitalize the campus and bring it up to the standards needed to accommodate our students.
Project Background Information: Throughout the years, the College has submitted multiple requests for funding at the Cheyenne campus. Every deferred maintenance cycle has contained requests for projects needed to replace worn out equipment and materials. Unfortunately, the deferred maintenance funds are far from adequate to cover all of the needs of the College. Many items in desperate need of attention have been delayed due to lack of money. Throughout the years, several CIP projects have been requested as well. In the 2007 legislative session, a CIP project was requested for the renovation of the Student Success/Access and Student Learning Center for $14 million. This project was not funded. In 2009, the project was modified and resubmitted as the Cheyenne Campus Remodel & Fire Safety Retrofit for $31 million and the Science Renovation/ Improvement for $6.5 million. The legislature awarded the College $14.38 million for a combination of the two projects with a greatly reduced scope of work. Within this project, however, we were able to analyze the existing mechanical system and create a master mechanical plan for the Main building. Finally, in 2011, another project for the amount of $5.06 million was submitted for Cheyenne campus renovations. This project was not funded.
Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
Type of equipment to be replaced: Two Air Handlers, 4 Chillers, Pnuematic VAV Boxes
Year existing equipment was installed: Varies
Manufacturer of existing equipment: Varies
Model of existing equipment: Varies
Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
Will this project require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
Ramifications if the Project is not Approved
(Short Essay): The Cheyenne campus is one of CSN’s oldest sites. As a result, many of the buildings and the site are in desperate need of attention. Without funding to help restore the campus, the facilities will continue to degrade and be in a state of disrepair. It is imperative to continue to work on these issues so that the College will be able to continue to educate its students. Some of the work requested is urgent. The mechanical system in the Main building is old and starting to fail. In addition, the carpeting in the Main building is so worn out in some areas that the College has had to resort to duct tape (it cannot be fixed). This is not only aesthetically concerning, but has become a potential tripping hazard. Weather proofing the exteriors and replacing the single pane windows is also critical to help reduce the college’s utility bills.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Several aspects of this project relate to life safety and legal issues. The College has recently completed an exterior survey of the campus to identify ADA issues. These areas need to be renovated to bring them up to the latest ADA codes. Installing a mass notification system will also go a long way towards increasing the safety of the students and staff. This system will allow the College to communicate instantly with the inhabitants to ensure that they are abreast of the latest emergency situations should they arise. Installation of the EAccess key system will also increase the security of the facilities. This system is auditable, and will provide a much more secure environment for the overall College and in particular, sensitive areas such as chemical storage, bursar’s office, areas with confidential records, etc.
Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
1. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
Explain: N/A
Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Yes
What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 06/30/2015
What is the driving proposed completion date?
III. Cost Estimate Section 
Preliminary Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land Cost (if land must be purchased): 0.0000
2. Off-site construction cost: 0.0000
3. On-site connection fees: 0.0000
4. Utility connection fees: 0.0000
5. Water rights deeded: 0.0000
6. Furniture, Fixture and equipment costs: 3000000
7. Specialty equipment costs 0.0000
8. Data and network equipment costs: 0.0000
9. Telephone equipment costs: 0.0000
10. Moving costs: 0.0000
11. Costs for renovation of vacated space: 0.0000
12. Costs for correction of known deficiencies: 600000
(describe deficiencies) A survey was done of the Cheyenne campus by a Civil Engineer to determine ADA compliance. Several issues were identified that need to be resolved. This funding would help address these areas.
13. Costs of any known commitments: 0.0000
(describe commitments) N/A
14. Costs of any hazardous material abatement: 0.0000
(describe hazardous materials) Unknown - we do know that there is asbestos in the pipe hangers within the building and possible in the floor tile.
15. Total project costs: 0.0000
16. Proposed funding of total project cost: 0.0000
a. Agency: 0.0000
b. Federal 0.0000
c. Other/Donor 0.0000
d. State 18000000
(describe source of 'Other' funding): N/A
Total: 18000000
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name N/A
b. Phone Number N/A
c. Email Address N/A
IV. Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) 0
2. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
6. Is the site in a flood plane? No
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Yes
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
12. Will any connection fees need to be paid? No
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): No
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred? No
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project) No
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? Yes
3. Net Square footage required (including storage space)
New Construction SF: 0
Remodel/Renovation SF: 551186
Addition SF 0
Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Educational
5. Approximate quantity of staff to occupy facility: 1306
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 10989
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 0
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, maintenance shops, library,
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