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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: 3323 Sonja Sibert 775-753-2181
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Resubmitting 2013 Project Application #3323 - Priority #1. Also resubmitting 2011 project #1165 - Priority #1. This project would expand the existing Welding Lab by 4,000 square feet to keep pace with expanding local industry workforce needs and better serve existing program needs.
3a. Project Location: County: Elko
3b. Project Location: City: Elko
4. Department (department requesting project): NSHE
5. Division (division requesting project): Great Basin College
6. Agency (agency requesting project):
7. Agency contact person: Sonja Sibert
8. Contact phone: 775-753-2181
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? Yes
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 1604
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: The scope of this project would expand the existing welding lab at the Great Basin College (GBC) Elko campus by 4,000 sf and renovate the existing 4200 sf welding shop building. The expansion would include additional classrooms, welding stations, fabrication, and storage. Rehabilitation of the existing building would include replacement roll-up doors; replacement of existing 25 year old HVAC equipment and controls, upgrade lighting, replacement flooring in the office and classroom. The new building is proposed to extend south, into the adjacent lawn and landscaped areas on existing NSHE property. This project will require the underground utility relocation work.
2. Project Justification: Demands on the Welding Program and lab have increased such that classes are scheduled continuously from 7AM to 10 PM four days per week, plus most Fridays. Overcrowding is creating safety concerns and class sizes are limited. The 4000 sf addition would allow for more expansion of programs to accommodate student demand, integrate new technologies and new fabrication courses. The existing Welding Technology program produces welders who are AWS certified. The job placement rate for students receiving the AWS welding certification is 90%. If this facility cannot be expanded, GBC will be unable to continue to meet the needs of local industry and the workforce.
3. Project Background Information: This is the fourth sequential CIP request for this project and is currently the College’s highest priority. GBC Elko’s current welding shop was designed in 1973 for 15-18 students in a welding program, with additional classes scheduled for specialty and contract training; welding is also part of the Diesel Technology and Millwright Technology programs. In the early 1990’s this capacity was being met, reflected by 18-20 full time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled each semester in this lab. Currently enrollment has been averaging nearly 45 FTE each semester. Annual program enrollment has more than doubled, far exceeding the intended capacity of the original facility design.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Roof top HVAC, Make-up air unit & fume exhaust
b. Year existing equipment was installed: MAU-1987; Evaporative cooler: 1992, RTU 1987
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: King MAU; Aztec Evaporative cooling, RTU Carrier
d. Model of existing equipment: King MAU: 92V2352C; Aztec AAW-84X48-301-01-FF, WMI
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? No
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): For several years the welding program has experienced growth in student numbers and industry requests for specialty and contract training. GBC instructors have done a great job of integrating new technologies and have utilized the shop space to the best of its capacity. However, training taking place in the current shop has exceeded its original design capacity. If this facility cannot be expanded, GBC will be unable to continue to expand its welding programs, a need that has been identified in response to the local industry workforce needs.
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? Yes
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? 08/01/2016
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? So that the facilities will be ready for the start of classes for the Fall semester.
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): 0.00
2. Off-site construction: 25000
3. On-site Development: 1679800
4. Utility connection fees: 25000
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment: 220000
7. Specialty equipment:
8. Data and network equipment: 10000
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: 0.00
16. Proposed funding of total project cost: 600000
a. Agency: 600000
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 1382800
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 1982800
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name Sonja Sibert
b. Phone Number 775-753-2181
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? Yes
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Yes
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? Yes
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Yes
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Yes
Describe Site Considerations: This project is in Rural Nevada, so contractor travel and other construction costs may have an impact. This project needs to be completed during the summer break between semesters if at all possible. Otherwise we lose the ability to serve industry and students in this program.
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:
b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 4200
c. Addition SF 4000
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: 4
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 65
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? 10
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: One additional classroom, welding lab with eighteen welding stations, 1 office, welding lab fume extraction/filtration or exhaust system, welders & carts, fabrication tables, fabrication equipment, welding screens, welding project stands, one (1) ton rail crane.