Submitted Application for a 2013 CIP Project

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I. Administrative Section 
Project Name: HVAC Replacement
Project Description (One Sentence): Replacement of five HVAC units at the Lost City Museum with an integrated system.
Project Location: County: Clark
Project Location: City: Overton
Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
Agency (agency requesting project): Lost City Museum
Agency contact person: Janie Shakespear
Contact phone: 1-702-397-2193
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). 6
Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0267
Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 0267HVA1
II. Narrative Section 
Project Justification (Essay)
Project Description: This project would involve the installation of a comprehensive HVAC system to replace the current five stand-alone units of varying ages.
Project Justification: A safe and comfortable environment is necessary for visitors and workers in public buildings. In extreme desert environments such as the Mojave Desert where the museum is located, people can easily exhibit symptoms of heat exhaustion when they are not able to cool down. Any extreme of heat or cold also makes working conditions uncomfortable. Current units are 20-25 years old and repair costs to keep them functioning are rising every year. In addition, the systems are not energy efficient and a new comprehensive system could save energy costs. A comprehensive, variable volume system upgrade would improve the overall function of the HVAC system and cut repair and operational costs.
Project Background Information: The original Lost City Museum was constructed in 1935 of sun-dried adobe brick. The museum is currently on the National Register of Historic Places and is being considered for National Landmark status. Additions were made to the original museum building in 1973 (cinder block) and 1981 (wood frame/stucco). HVAC units were added with each phase of construction and replaced in a haphazard manner through the years. The units currently in place are all in the range of 20-25 years old.
Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
Type of equipment to be replaced: HVAC units
Year existing equipment was installed: 20-25 years
Manufacturer of existing equipment:
Model of existing equipment:
Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
Will this project require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
Ramifications if the Project is not Approved
(Short Essay): If the project is not approved, the safety of the public and state employees is at risk. Visiting and working in buildings with uncomfortable or dangerous temperature can lead to illness. Museum collections are also as risk when not kept within a proscribe range of temperature, and wide temperature fluctuations can destroy them. If the project is not approved, the state stands liable for not providing a safe environment for visitors and employees.
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): The Lost City Museum is located in an extreme desert environment. Summer temperatures can reach above 120 degrees Fahrenheit and while winter temperatures are mild, they can reach uncomfortable levels for working and visiting inside the museum. Visitors especially are not accustomed to the high temperatures and sometimes exhibit symptoms of overheating. Creating a safe and comfortable environment for visitors and employees is important. The state could be liable for any illness caused by unsafe temperature conditions.
Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
1. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? Unknown
Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Unknown
What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 07/01/14
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):
2. Off-site construction cost:
3. On-site connection fees:
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and equipment costs:
7. Specialty equipment costs
8. Data and network equipment costs:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving costs:
11. Costs for renovation of vacated space:
12. Costs for correction of known deficiencies:
(describe deficiencies)
13. Costs of any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Costs of any hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs:
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 75000
(describe source of 'Other' funding):
Total: 75000
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
2. Will this project require new parking spaces?
3. Are utilities available to site?
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities?
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)?
6. Is the site in a flood plane?
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone?
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks?
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions?
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment?
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required?
12. Will any connection fees need to be paid?
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded?
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities?
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement?
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe):
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred? Unknown
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project) Unknown
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? Unknown
3. Net Square footage required (including storage space)
New Construction SF: 0
Remodel/Renovation SF: 19855
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: 8
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 100
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? 20
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: Exhibit galleries and storage, museum store and storage, offices, laboratory and restrooms.
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