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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Replace High Temperature Hot Water Lines - 2% Deferred Maintenance Category
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Replace aging high temperature hot water piping infrastructure to avoid failures.
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):
7. Agency contact person: Candice George
8. Contact phone: 775-771-0916
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). 7
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) N/A - Site Utilities
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) N/A
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 the aging high temperature hot water piping on UNR's South and mid campus with new schedule 80 piping installed to meet B31.1 welding standards.
2. Project Justification: The high temperature hot water piping on campus provides heating to 38 buildings. If the piping system were to fail we would not be able to provide heating, or have the ability to prevent freezing of building utilities.
3. Project Background Information: Phase 1: There is 10,200 feet of aging HTHW piping that serves mid and South campus, ranging from 1961 to 2009; 86% of our piping infrastructure was installed before 1986, making it 28 years old. The estimated total cost for phase one and phase two is estimated at $9.5M.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced: steel pipe
b. Year existing equipment was installed: 1961
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: unknown
d. Model of existing equipment: schedule 80
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? Yes
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The high temperature hot water system operates at 360 degrees and 240 psi. It is critical to keep the 360 degree water under pressure so that it doesn't flash to steam. If we have a pipe failure the water inside of the pipe will flash to steam at a rate of 1600 times, which means every one pound of water turns into 1600 pounds of steam. Over time the inside of the pipe will erode due to flow, and water being in contact with the steel. This erosion weakens the pipe and increases the chances of the pipe rupturing. Completing this project will greatly reduce the possibility of a pipe failure occurring.
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): If a pipe failure were to occur the flash of steam could seriously injure and possibly kill any faculty or students that are in the vicinity.
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? 9/15/16
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? Heating season begins around October 1st. 9/15/16 would provide sufficient time for a mechanical designer to complete design and get the project out to bid and constructed before heating was required.
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: 4,500,000
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: 500,000
(describe hazardous materials) Asbestos
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? No
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
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? Unknown
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? Unknown
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Yes
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
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? No
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) : Utility/Misc
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? No
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? 40
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: