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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Thompson Building Renovations - 2% Deferred Maintenance Category
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Renovate 19,000 sf of the Thompson Building, a two story building originally constructed in 1920
3a. Project Location: County: Washoe
3b. Project Location: City: Reno
4. Department (department requesting project): NSHE
5. Division (division requesting project): UNR
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: John Walsh
8. Contact phone: 775-784-6514
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. 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). 3
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings)
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: Renovation the existing Thompson Building on the University of Nevada, Reno Campus. The building is a two story building constructed in 1920, currently utilized for general office uses associated with student support and services. The project will include minimal renovation of walls and finishes to accommodate academic faculty and staff office uses when the existing student services functions move to the new Pennington Student Achievement Center. improvements will include incorporation of a fully compliant fire suppression system and upgrades to fire alarm provisions. ADA upgrades to the building entrance, restroom and other public accommodations.
2. Project Justification: The 90 year old structure is being upgraded for current technology, fire sprinkler /alarms systems, and ADA compliance after the existing occupants move into a new facility. It is anticipated that the existing structure will continue to serve as a general office for academic faculty and graduate students.
3. Project Background Information: Over the last ten to fifteen years, the existing Thompson Building has house offices and support functions associated with student support and services. These functions are being consolidated, along with many other student assistance type programs located throughout other campus buildings, into the new Pennington Student Achievement Center. Existing space in the Thompson Building will then be allocated to general faculty and graduate student office assignments. The University would like to take the opportunity to provide general technology, life safety, ADA access improvements to the building while it is vacant and before re-assigning faculty and staff general office space within the building. It is expected that the current occupants will be moving out of the facility early in 2016.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Network and mechanical equipment
b. Year existing equipment was installed:
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
d. Model of existing equipment:
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? Yes
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): Costs for installing sprinkler systems, removing existing ADA barriers, incorporating technology upgrades to the building will increase if the improvements are not completed while the building is unoccupied
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
6. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Building currently does not have fire suppression system, has an outdated fire alarm system, and has several public accommodations that do not fully meet ADA requirements for new construction. Access to some existing services in the building are currently provided through minimal equivalent facilities and /or program access solutions.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
Explain: If not completed while building is vacant lifesafety systems and ADA improvements will require occupant relocation (if completed at a later date).
b. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
c. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 2/1/2016
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? Building space will not be available for re-purposing once the existing occupants move out
III. Preliminary Construction and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land (if land must be purchased): 0
2. Off-site construction: 0
3. On-site Development: 63000
4. Utility connection fees: 0
5. Water rights deeded: 0
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment: 182000
7. Specialty equipment: 0
8. Data and network equipment: 135000
9. Telephone equipment costs: 19000
10. Moving: 60000
11. Renovation of vacated space: 2935000
12. Correction of known deficiencies: 230000
(describe deficiencies) Building lacks fire sprinkler systems, has outdated alarms, has ADA barriers at public restrooms. Renovation costs indicated to include minor interior modifications, asbestos abatement,
13. Any known commitments: 430000
(describe commitments) Design, permitting, inspection, testing
14. Known hazardous material abatement: building has ACM (cost included in renovation $/sf)
(describe hazardous materials) Building has ACM in floor tiles, mastics, wall - joint compounds/mud, pipe insultation
15. Total project costs: 0
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 4000000
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 400000
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. Site 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 plain? 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 Utility 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? Yes
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe):
Describe Site Considerations: Extending water for fire suppression system is likely only site costs. Existing building is located in the center of a higher eduction campus with limited staging and access available.
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
3. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
a. New Construction SF: 0
b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 19934
c. Addition SF 0
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Educational
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 40
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 2000
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): Yes
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: office space, conference room