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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Survey and repair structural damage due to fire, Division Museums & History Administrative Office
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Survey and repair structural damage, seismic retrofit and electrical system upgrades to the Division of Museums and History Administrative Office, 708 N. Curry Street, Carson City.
3a. Project Location: County: Carson City
3b. Project Location: City: Carson City
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Peter Barton
8. Contact phone: (775) 687-4341
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). 4
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2028
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 2028SFT1, 2028ENR3, 2028SFT5
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 Division of Museums and History occupies a 1910-constructed residential property, converted for use as the adminstrative office, located at 708 N. Curry Street, Carson City, NV. Some time prior to acquisition by the State, the property suffered a fire, damaging structural elements at the roof. This project requests funds to survey the damage and make structural repairs, insulate the attic space, provide seismic bracing, along with upgrades to the building's electrical distribution/delivery, considerably outdated and inadequate for the present use.
2. Project Justification: The Division of Museums & History manages the 75 staff and seven museums of the Division from a century-old former residence on North Curry Street. Sometime prior to acquisition of the building by the State in 2000, the building suffered a fire, the visual remnants of which can be seen in the attic space primarily. Damaged structural timbers create a hazardous condition for building occupants, especially so during winter months when snow loads are present on the roof. Additionally, the building requires seismic bracing throughout to meet current code. The electrical service panel is of a manufacture known to have probelms, electrical distribution is old and inadequate for today's needs. Ancient duplex outlets are located in the floor and unprotected are a hazard to tripping and fire.
3. Project Background Information: The Public Works Division published the most recent Facility Condition Analysis of the subject building (2028) in February 2012. The report indicates the need for several upgrades, including but not limited to the installation of seismic bracing, attic insulation and electrical service upgrades. During building maintenance in 2012, the effects of a previous fire in the building were discovered. Significant charring of wooden structural elements in the attic/roof were discovered. these raised concerns for the safety of the building and its occupants, particularly acute when snow loads are present on the roof.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Electrical distribution panel, conductors, outlets
b. Year existing equipment was installed: unknown
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Zinsco
d. Model of existing equipment:
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? Unknown
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): Concern over structural integrity of the structure, especially the ability to withstand snow load is significant. Electrical service is inadequate, old and possibly compromised by an earlier fire. The building was constructed in 1910 and has no seismic bracing. Combined these issues raise considerable life safety threats to building occupants and visitors. Loss of the building would severely impact operations of the Division of Museums and History.
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): A fire, occuring before State ownership of the building has likely compromised the structural integrity of the building roof and its ability to withstand wind and snow loads. This creates a life safety threat of unknown magnitude to staff and visitors in the building. The buidling, constructed in 1910, has no seismic bracing, also a threat in the event of earth movement. The electrical distribution in the building is old and inadeaute for present day building use. The electrical panel was manufactured by Zinsco, known to have issues.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? Unknown
Explain: Depending on extent of construction required, temporary relocation may be required.
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? 2016-11-01
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? Concern over winter conditions and snow loads on roof.
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: 140000
(describe deficiencies) Fire damaged structure in attic/roof area; damaged, antiquated and inadequate electrical service; floor duplex outlets represent safety hazard. Seismic bracing required.
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 140000
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 140000
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? No
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
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? No
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? No
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? No
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): No
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: 1500
c. Addition SF
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Business
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 4
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 5
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): Unknown
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 20
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: