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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Planning for New Engineering / Science Building
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Requesting planning funds for a new Undergraduate Engineering and Science Building. Laboratory space for Engineering, NRES, Biology and Geology as well as classroom space including two large lecture halls and an information and reference center. This facilty would be located adjacent to and east of the Davidson Math and Science Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
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: Marcella Yeates
8. Contact phone: 775-682-7188
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). 1
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?
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: This is a request for planning monies for a new Engineering and Science Building to house new undergraduate research space for both science and engineering. All programming, concept documentation, schematic design, design development and construction bidding documents will be completed during this planning phase. Additionally, site surveys, geotechnical work, demolition of existing structures and some site utility work will be completed to prepare the site for construction.
2. Project Justification: This proposed 100,000 s.f. building will house critically needed instructional laboratories, classrooms and offices for Engineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Geology, Geography, Natural Resources and Environmental Science Departments. The University expects its enrollment to increase from the current 18,776 students to 22,000 by fall semester of 2020. Much of the projected growth in student enrollment will occur in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. STEM disciplines are expected to increase 28% in the next 7 years; a rate nearly double that for the rest of the university. The existing instructional facilities, Scrugham and Palmer Engineering were built in 1953 and 1929 respectively. The Colleges of Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno are among NSHE's premier academic programs, as well as key elements of the Govenor's economic development agenda. The University has excellent faculty and outstanding students, but seriously inadequate facilities for units that figure so prominently in the mission of the university and the goals of the state. The current teaching and research classrooms and laboratories are out-dated, do not function well and do not meet current teaching and research requirements. The focus will be on the specific and unique needs of the engineering and science programs.
3. Project Background Information: In 2006-2007 when the Davidson Math and Science Center was programmed it became apparent that much more space was needed to accomodate the growth in both the engineering and science colleges. These colleges have outgrown their current space. New undergraduate teaching and research space is needed to support the growth in student numbers and research activities in the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Current trends shaping undergraduate science education include the development of cross disciplinary science education, student focused learning, competitin for the best students and faculty, growing student enrollment, and the impact of aging facilities.
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): Without approval of this project the College of Engineering and the College of Science will need to limit student enrollments and encourage prospective students to go into other disciplines. In addition, the College will be forced to turn away research funding from the federal grovernment, Nevada, California and private industry. This facility is critically important for the university; both to meet current and future growth in all the sciences and engineering on campus, but also to meet the desperate need to provide the students modern instructional laboratories.
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):
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? 06/01/2020
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? The space is needed today. With planning and construction 2018-2019 is the earliest this facility would be available for occupancy.
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: 550,200
3. On-site Development: 55,001,750
4. Utility connection fees: $154,560
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment: 7,150,228
7. Specialty equipment:
8. Data and network equipment: 418,013
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving: 300,000
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:
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 5,000,000
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 5,000,000
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? Yes
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Yes
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
6. Is the site in a flood plain? Unknown
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? Unknown
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
12. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Yes
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? Yes
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Yes
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Yes
Describe Site Considerations: Demolition of existing structures will be required.
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: 100000
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) : Educational
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 90
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 500
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? 15
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: Instructional laboratories, laboratory support spaces, classrooms, lecture hall, and office spaces are all required for this project.