Submitted Application for a 2017 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: 1 Lost City Museum: Fire suppression installation, fire panel upgrade, extend alarms to workshop
2. Project Description (One Sentence): This project will provide for the installation of fire suppression in the museum building and the workshop, extend the fire and intrusion alarm systems to the workshop, and replace the outdated fire alarm panels in the museum to increase the safety of the museum staff, visitors, artifacts and expensive equipment by .
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Overton
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Lost City Museum
7. Agency contact person: Jerrie Clarke, Janie Shakespear
8. Contact phone: 702-397-2193
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., 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). 15
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0267, 0973
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 0267SFT3, 0973SFT1
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: The scope of this project is to put the visitors, staff, and docents at a lower risk of being injured, and the artifact, photograph, archival, and library collections at a much lower risk of being destroyed by fire. LCM has never had fire suppression. This project will install a fire suppression system in the Lost City Museum (LCM) building and the unattached workshop. In addition, it will update the two alarm systems and replace the outdated fire panels in the store storage closet and the director's office. Sprinklers, perhaps a mist system, will be installed throughout the museum's galleries, storage and work areas; and in the unattached workshop. Because the current detection system is outdated, this would entail also installing new panels and sensors. In addition the intrusion alarm is outdated, so as the fire detection system is installed, an updated intrusion alarm system can also be installed, extending it to the workshop to provide better security for the outbuildings.
17. Project Justification: Many of LCM's visitors are older, some are not ambulatory. In addition, LCM hosts school groups throughout the school year. Even in this one-store building, there could be a risk to these the visitors. LCM holds one of the largest collections of Western Branch Virgin Anasazi artifacts, one of the least studied regions in the southwest. Most of the sites, many not excavated, are or have been under Lake Mead or have been destroyed by modern construction and cattle grazing, making the value of this collection high. Paiute baskets, over 100 years old, are among many other very valuable artifacts. Without fire suppression, these priceless items are at great risk. This project is necessary to fulfill the Mission of Division of Museums and History and of the Lost City Museum (LCM) to preserve these artifacts and the history of the ancient Native Americans who lived in the Moapa Valley; as well as the more recent history of the Paiutes and the Euro-American settlers. A break-in of the workshop building with an attempt to steal some expensive equipment made us realize that the alarms should extend to that building and the storage sheds. The police who investigated the burglary were very surprised that the out-buildings were not alarmed and recommended that we alarm them and install surveillance cameras. There have been many system trouble alarms in the last few years. Tri-Signal Integration sends technicians to find and fix these problems. However, it's not long before a new one pops up.
18. Project Background Information: It was decided several years ago that water from sprinklers may cause more damage than fire would to this collection. That is a valid point. Many whole vessels and fragments of open-fire fired pots are in this collection. The humidity from fire can soak into the pots and cause them to fall apart. However, there are now inert gases available that would suffocate a fire with little to no damage of artifacts, documents and books or to humans. Because the 1935 area of the building has leaking windows and door and because the entire building has so many air vents, a gas, though the best idea, would likely not be viable. However, a mist systems will decrease the amount of moisture in the building and be acceptable. Fire suppression for both buildings is listed on the Facility Condition Analysis, but the alarm systems were not addressed.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Fire and intrusion alarms and fire suppression.
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: 2006
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Fire: Notifier Fire System, Intrusion: Honeywell
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The museum has existed since 1935 with no fire suppression. Hopefully it's luck will not run out. However, with aging alarm systems, problems will continue and probably increase. No alarms in the workshop and other outbuildings leave them susceptible to fire damage, and to burglary as we learned last year.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): The museum building is one-story with no stairs at any of the doors. People should be able to exit safely, unless they are not ambulatory or if there is a large school group or tour. The intrusion alarm in the workshop should discourage any more burglaries.
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 06/30/2018
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? There has never been fire suppression and the alarms have had problems during the last 3 years. There are fewer visitors during the hot summer and cold winter periods so those would be the least disruptive times for the work.
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate 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.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development:
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies:
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 315,576
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 315,576
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 315,576
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
46. Is the site in a flood plain? No
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? No
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Unknown
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): No
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF:
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 22,434
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF: 22,434
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Assembly
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 8
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 75
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? No
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate?
66. 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: