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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Nevada State Veterans Home / Boilers
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Replace 4 Gas Fire Boilers
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Boulder City
4. Department (department requesting project): Veterans Services
5. Division (division requesting project): Veterans Nursing Home
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Robert Robinson
8. Contact phone: 702-332-6751
9. Contact email: robinsonr@veterans.nv.gov
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). 1
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2106
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: Replace 4 Gas Fire Boilers Boilers & boiler support equipment: Qty 4 Raypac 2072A boilers 2,072 MBTUH Gas Fired Qty 4 1 1/2 Hp motors & pumps Qty 12 isolation valves (3 valves per boiler). Qty 4 Motor control relay & contacts. Include termination & programming time for energy managemnet interface.
2. Project Justification: The Nevada State Veterans Home is an 85,000 square foot facility that uses a chilled water system and boilers for heating, air conditioning, and hot water to residents. Although the Veterans Home didn't begin admitting residents until August of 2002, construction of the facility began in 1998 and the mechanical systems including the chilled water system and boilers were completed and operational in 1999. These mechanical systems have been running continuously since 1999. Even in the summer the chilled water system uses the boilers to regulate temperatures in the facility's air conditioning systems. When this system was built, the hot water systems were installed and configured for a soft water system. Unfortunately the hot water system at the home was not fitted with an appropriate water softner until a 2008. Because of this the life expectancy of these units has been impacted by dissolved solids in southern Nevada's water supply. Recently the main hot water storage tank used by these boilers failed catastrophically, requiring immediate replacement. After repairs were made the manufacturer recommended replacement of all boiler units installed at the home; They cited poor water quality and improper installation of the boilers as the primary reasons for their recommendation. Their report also indicates that the life cycle for these units has been severely impacted by hard water. These boilers have been in service for 15 years and the manufactures recommended life cycle for these units is 20 years under optimal conditions. These systems are critical to the continued operation of the home which has been cited several times in the past year for hot water temperature control issues related to the deterioration of this system. This project replaces all the boilers currently in use at the home.
3. Project Background Information: The Nevada State Veterans Home is an 85,000 square foot 180 bed long term care facility governed by multiple federal regulations including 42 CFR 483 - Requirements for States and Long Term Care facilities and 38 CFR 51.60 - Standards applicable for payment of per diem. CFR 483.70 and CFR 51.70 require that the facility be designed, constructed, equipped, and maintained to protect the health and safety of residents, personnel, and the public. 42 CFR §483.25(h)(1) and (2) relate specifically to regulations governing hot water issues in a long term care facility. This project was identifed for CIP by State Public Works Board Team as follows: 1. The boilers are near the end of their useful service life – recommended service life is 15-20 years. These boilers would be 16-17 years old if funding was approved in the 2015 CIP. 2. Since the water treatment was reportedly non-functional prior to 2008, significant scale (metal water deposits) would be present on the heat exchanger surface. 3. Modern boilers and controls can boost the efficiency approximately 10-12% depending on operating conditions. 4. The boilers have reportedly operated in a condensing operation for an unknown period of time which will corrode and destroy the heat exchanger inside the boilers – leaving the units inoperable.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Boilers / Raypak 2072A Gas Fired
b. Year existing equipment was installed: 1999
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Raypak
d. Model of existing equipment: Raypack 2072A
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? No
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): CFR 483.70 and CFR 51.70 require that the facility be designed, constructed, equipped, and maintained to protect the health and safety of residents, personnel, and the public. 42 CFR §483.25(h)(1) and (2) specifically regulates hot water and acceptable water temperatures in a long term care facility. If the facility is found to be out of compliance with CFR 483.70 and CFR 51.70, the federal government's recourse includes; monetary fines, sanctions on new admissions, or closure of the facility. Because boiler failure at this facility would cause an immediate environmental safety issue for residents, staff, and the public, the federal government's recourse would be immediate and have a substantial negative impact on the home, its reputation, and the state.
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): The Nevada State Veterans Home is an 85,000 square foot 180 bed long term care facility governed by multiple federal regulations including 42 CFR 483 - Requirements for States and Long Term Care facilities and 38 CFR 51.60 - Standards applicable for payment of per diem. CFR 483.70 and CFR 51.70 require that the facility be designed, constructed, equipped, and maintained to protect the health and safety of residents, personnel, and the public. 42 CFR §483.25(h)(1) and (2) specifically regulates hot water and acceptable water temperatures in a long term care facility; the life safety risks include hot water spikes that may severely burn a resident or staff member, and health issues would include loss of infection control measures in the kitchen and laundry areas.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
Explain:
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? 2016-2017
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? Boilers are essential to the buildings operations for hot water. Failure to complete this project in the specified time frame will only increase the potential for citations and fines during yearly inspections completed by the federal government.
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:
(describe deficiencies)
13. Any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Known 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
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: $230,000
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:

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