Submitted Application for a 2013 CIP Project

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I. Administrative Section 
Project Name: Loading Dock Installation - Nevada State Museum
Project Description (One Sentence): Re-requesting project #9192. This project would design and construct a loading dock for unloading large objects and materials; create storage for grounds maintenance equipment and flammable materials; install a new dust collection system and air compressor for the basement wood shop; remove an abandoned underground fuel tank; relocate an emergency generator; and create a screen for unsightly utilities highly visible to the public.
Project Location: County: Carson City
Project Location: City: Carson City
Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
Agency (agency requesting project): Nevada State Museum
Agency contact person: Jim Barmore, Museum Director
Contact phone: 775-687-4810 ext. 226
Contact email: jbarmore@nevadaculture.org
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). 14
Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0205
Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 0205SIT1
II. Narrative Section 
Project Justification (Essay)
Project Description: This project would design and construct a loading dock for unloading large objects and materials, such as large artifacts like vehicles, equipment, crates, supplies, building materials, and changing exhibits. Trucks would back into a driveway parallel to the building. An overhead door would provide access to the loading dock. A second overhead door and walk-in door would provide access into the building’s first floor where changing exhibit galleries are located. The project would create storage space for grounds maintenance equipment and flammable materials. A new air compressor and new dust collection system for the museum’s wood shop, important for indoor air quality, would replace an old system more than twenty years old. The project would remove an abandoned underground fuel tank and relocate an emergency generator. The project would create a screen and significantly improve appearances on a side of the museum highly visible to the public. Unsightly utilities at the location are currently surrounded by an unattractive chain-link fence. The museum is within the Carson City Historic District and the Carson City Mint is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Project Justification: Safe and efficient access to the museum’s major changing galleries and other galleries requires construction of a loading dock for transporting large exhibit props and crates, oversize artifacts like horse-drawn vehicles, and heavy objects for exhibits. The location provides direct access to the changing gallery. The changing gallery accommodates temporary exhibits, showcasing the museum’s extensive collections, and major nationally recognized traveling exhibits. Such exhibits draw significant attendance and generate admissions, store sales, and sponsorship revenue. The lack of a loading dock significantly limits the museum’s ability to offer major traveling exhibits. The loading dock would allow safe and efficient loading and unloading of supplies, materials, and equipment needed for building maintenance and improvements. An enclosed loading dock would screen unsightly utilities and equipment on the museum’s highly visible south side. Currently, an unattractive chain-link fence surrounds utilities.
Project Background Information: The need for a loading dock has existed for many years. The CIP was requested every budget cycle since 2005. Not having a loading dock significantly limits the museum’s ability to offer major traveling exhibits. Such exhibits generate important publicity, attendance, and revenue for the museum. The museum will continue unsafe lifting of large and heavy objects off trucks and up stairs, creating risks of injury to staff and damage to collections and property. Unsightly utilities on a highly visible side of the museum will remain. Recent CIP exterior improvements and new signs on the south side amplify the unattractive appearance of the fenced-in utilities.
Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
Type of equipment to be replaced:
Year existing equipment was installed:
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): Not having a loading dock significantly limits the museum’s ability to offer major traveling exhibits. Such exhibits generate important publicity, attendance, and revenue for the museum. The museum will continue unsafe lifting of large and heavy objects off trucks and up stairs, creating risks of injury to staff and damage to collections and property. Unsightly utilities on a highly visible side of the museum will remain. Recent CIP exterior improvements and new signs on the south side amplify the unattractive appearance of the fenced-in utilities.
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 absence of a loading dock at the museum sometimes poses a high risk of safety issues relating to lifting and dropping large and heavy artifacts, equipment, exhibit crates, and materials. Accidents and injuries could create financial and legal issues. Currently, no loading dock exists at the museum complex. Large and heavy collections, traveling exhibit crates, equipment, and supplies are manually lifted off trucks to ground level and transported through a freight elevator opening outside. The elevator has a standard height opening, which does not accommodate tall or oversize objects. Oversize objects are manually lifted up stairs into the museum. The requested loading dock would be the same level as the museum’s first floor, providing direct access to the freight elevator and changing exhibit galleries. Proper storage of flammable materials is important for reducing the risk of fire.
Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
1. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
Explain:
Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
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:
NOTE: COSTS FOR EXTENDED LEASE AGREEMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR OPERATING BUDGET
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 886050
(describe source of 'Other' funding):
Total: 886050
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? Unknown
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
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? Unknown
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? Unknown
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? Yes
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project) Yes
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
3. Net Square footage required (including storage space)
New Construction SF:
Remodel/Renovation SF:
Addition SF
Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Assembly
5. Approximate quantity of staff to occupy facility:
6. Approximate number of visitors per day:
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? 100
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:
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