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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: NSMLV - loading dock remodel
2. Project Description (One Sentence): This capital improvement project seeks to remodel an inadequate, badly-designed, and dangerous loading dock.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Las Vegas
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Nevada State Museum
7. Agency contact person: McBride, Dennis
8. Contact phone: [702] 822-8739
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). 17
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2811 [site]; 9817[building]
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) na
14. Is the property State Owned? Unknown
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: This project would remodel a badly designed and dangerous loading dock to include rails on the dock platform and approach ramp, as well as redesigning and relocating an access ramp between the approach ramp and dock platform
2. Project Justification: The museum's loading dock as designed and built has proven to be both inadequate and dangerous. There are no safety rails on the dock platform nor along the approach ramp, which has a drop on one side of several feet. There have been several near-miss accidents where dock users have nearly fallen off the platform for lack of rails. In addition, an access ramp from the approach to the dock platform is narrow and has a tight switchback which makes it impossible to move scissor lifts, forklifts, book trucks, or other equipment from the approach to the platform. The approach ramp itself has a sharp angle which makes maneuvering vehicles up to the platform difficult and dangerous. This angle and lack of rails along the approach has resulted in at least two vehicles going off the ramp on the drop side. Trying to maneuver this loading dock at night is particularly dangerous.
3. Project Background Information: The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas was built in 2008-2009--but construction was not overseen by the state. Further, the economic crash in Nevada prevented the Museum from moving into its new building for two years after it was completed. The Museum opened in October 2011 and over the last two-and-a-half years of operation many infrastructural flaws and problems have been revealed. Among these is the museum's badly designed and dangerous loading dock.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
b. Year existing equipment was installed:
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
d. Model of existing equipment:
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? No
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): If this project is not approved and museum staff, vendors, and others continue having to maneuver the angle and drop in approaching the museum's loading dock and to work without safety rails, the likelihood of serious injury, death and property damage will increase.
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): Were the museum's loading dock to be remodeled by installing safety rails and building a more direct approach without angles and drops, the risk of serious injury, death, property damage and resultant legal actions would be greatly reduced.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
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?
d. What is the driving proposed completion date?
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):
2. Off-site construction:
3. On-site Development:
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment:
7. Specialty equipment:
8. Data and network equipment:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving:
11. Renovation of vacated space:
12. Correction of known deficiencies: 100,000 - 200,000
(describe deficiencies) This project would correct a badly designed and dangerous loading dock, approach ramp, and access ramp.
13. Any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Known 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 100,000 - 200,000
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' 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. Site 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 plain?
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 Utility 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):
Describe Site Considerations:
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?
3. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
a. New Construction SF:
b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
c. Addition SF
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) :
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility:
6. Approximate number of visitors per day:
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment?
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks):
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate?
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: