Submitted Application for a 2013 CIP Project

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I. Administrative Section 
Project Name: Freight Elevator Replacement - Nevada State Museum
Project Description (One Sentence): This project removes an existing noncompliant and inadequate 1959 freight elevator, increases the size of the elevator shaft, and installs a larger freight elevator in conformance with plans to install a loading dock at the same location.
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:
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). 1
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) 0205SFT4
II. Narrative Section 
Project Justification (Essay)
Project Description: This project removes an existing noncompliant and inadequate 1959 freight elevator, increases the size of the elevator shaft, and installs a larger freight elevator in conformance with plans to install a loading dock at the same location. The project increases the car length to approximately 12' and increases the height. The width stays the same to avoid substantial cost increases. The freight elevator at the new Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is 11'8" X 19'. The size is not practical at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, but provides an example of the typical size needed at museums.
Project Justification: The existing 1959 freight elevator has long exceeded its service life. It does not meet current codes. Due to the lack of funds to make costly repairs, the elevator will likely be shut down. Investing in an elevator that is so old and too small for current needs is financially unsound. Many repair parts are no longer available. Examples of repairs include: installing two safety plates in the cylinder tub; installing control panels in brail and at the proper height; udating control relays; and installing a post indicator to show what floor the elevator is at. The elevator is too small for transporting building materials to the basement shop. The currrent size can't properly accommodate 4' X 8' sheet goods and longer lumber. The elevator is too small for moving exhibit props, large artifacts, and equipment between floors. Exhibits draw attendance and generate admissions, store sales, and sponsorship revenue. Transporting large objects up and down stairs is unsafe. Installing a larger elevator is essential and conforms to plans to construct a loading dock at the same location.
Project Background Information: Since at approximately 2000, the museum has requested replacement of the elevator. Replacement is included in Facility Condition Analysis Reports. Public Works recommends replacement. The museum expects the elevator to be shut down soon for safety violations.
Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
Type of equipment to be replaced: Freight Elevator
Year existing equipment was installed: 1959
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 freight elevator or installing the same size elevator significantly limits the museum’s ability to offer exhibits and transport large materials and equipment. Exhibits generate important publicity, attendance, and revenue for the museum. The museum will continue unsafe lifting of large and heavy objects up stairs, creating a high risk of injury to staff and damage to collections and property.
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 freight elevator or an elevator that is too small creates safety issues related to carrying large and heavy artifacts, equipment, exhibit crates, and materials up stairs. Accidents and injuries could create financial and legal issues.
Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
1. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
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?
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
(describe source of 'Other' funding):
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) 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? Yes
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? 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): Unknown
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? 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) : Select
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? No
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? 50
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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