Submitted Application for a 2017 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: 1391 Lobby Expansion
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Expand the administration building (1391) lobby and install a secure entry, controlled by the receptionist, into the rest building
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Las Vegas
4. Department (department requesting project): DHHS
5. Division (division requesting project): Aging & Disability Services
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Desert Regional Center
7. Agency contact person: Darrel Hansen
8. Contact phone: 702-486-6333
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). 48
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0256
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 
16. Project Description: The purpose of this project is to provide a secure barrier between the main lobby and the office area of the administration building. The project will include design and construction costs of expanding the current lobby sufficiently to allow for the installation of a secure controller barrier between the lobby and the rest of the building.
17. Project Justification: Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported more than 23,000 significant injuries occurred due to an assault at work, with more than 70 percent of these assaults occurring in healthcare and social service settings. Healthcare and social service workers are almost four times more likely to be injured as a result of violence than similarly related positions of those in the private sector. The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels commented, "It is unacceptable that the people who dedicate their lives to caring for our loved ones often work in fear of injury or death," Determining causes of workplace violence on healthcare/social service setting workers is not an easy task. Addressing safety factors related to workplace violence is a much more prudent approach. This would include identifying risk factors that accompany working with patients or clients who display violent behavior as well as taking appropriate preventive measures in the settings which our State of Nevada healthcare/social service employees work. Reducing risks of workplace violence includes but is not limited to; 1. Conducting a worksite safety analysis, 2. Providing staff with appropriate training and, 3. Designing current workstations to minimize vulnerabilities. Due to the increase in workplace violence or the threat of workplace violence (currently there are four open/active investigations with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Capitol Police, identifying a threat of violence directed towards Developmental Services (DS) staff by a former state employee and two open investigations involving individuals formerly served, who have made threats of violence towards DS staff) worksite analysis and hazard identification is an on-going action plan. ADSD-DRC did request representatives from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Capitol Police to conduct a safety/hazard assessment of all the DRC offices. While each site contains its own unique issues, the common factor identified by these safety specialists was the lack of security upon entry into the facility. The accessibility upon entry into the DRC lobby would allow an assailant free access to 100% of those staff working on any given day. Minimizing vulnerability can easily be achieved by redesigning the lobby entrance area to include a barrier to the interior office workstations.
18. Project Background Information: The current building configuration has small lobby which includes the pathway of a hallway that crosses through the lobby area. The reception desk is located beyond this hallway path. To create a secure lobby with the current configuration doors would have to be installed at each side of the lobby to limit access to the hallway. These doors would limit the ability of staff to travel from one side of the lobby to the other.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
19b. Year existing equipment was installed:
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? Unknown
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The facility will continue to have a lack of security upon entry into the facility putting staff and visitors at risk.
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): Minimizing the risk of violence toward agency staff and visitors. Currently there are four open/active investigations with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Capitol Police, identifying a threat of violence directed towards Developmental Services (DS) staff by a former state employee and two open investigations involving individuals formerly served, who have made threats of violence towards DS staff).
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? Unknown
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?
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date?
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:
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total:
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)? Unknown
46. Is the site in a flood plain? Unknown
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? Unknown
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? Unknown
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Unknown
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Unknown
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? Unknown
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Unknown
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
56b. Describe Site Considerations: Work is proposed to affect the main entrance which is on the west side of the building. The building has three additional entrances (two on the south and one on the north)that may be utilized during construction.
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:
59c. Addition SF 400
59d.Total project SF:
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Business
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility:
62. Approximate number of visitors per day:
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Unknown
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
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: Lobby space with secured entrance at the reception desk into the rest of the facility.