Submitted Application from prior CIP Planning Cycle

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas: Roof Access
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Provide emergency evacuation access to the roof by extending the North East stairway one full flight of stairs to a locking door on the roof.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Las Vegas
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Nevada State Museum
7. Agency contact person: Paul Curry
8. Contact phone: 702-822-8741
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). 19
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2811
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? No
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: The scope of this project is to extend the North East existing interior stairway one flight of stairs to the roof for emergency evacuation access.
17. Project Justification: Currently there is no means of roof access other than vertical ladders or a helicopter. It is an extremely high safety issue for several reasons; 1. For maintenance of any type on the roof all materials and tools need to be raised and lowered from the roof with a rope through the cage which surrounds the vertical ladders. 2. There is no way to evacuate an injured worker from the roof without a helicopter. 3. Other staff who may need to evaluate a condition on the roof, who's physical ability may be in doubt and/or may not be able to climb one of the vertical ladders, has no other access to the roof. 4. Outside vendors service equipment on the roof and not all are properly trained or prepared for the challenges involved with ascending and descending a vertical ladder. A clear and present hazard exist, and the potential for an accident is high.
18. Project Background Information: In 2015 this project was proposed as an elevator to the roof. Do to the need to eliminate current hazards, feasibility and practicality suggest that extending the existing stairway to the roof would incur comparatively minimal cost. The facility was built in 2007-2009. Staff have occupied the building since 2011.
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? 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): Without reasonably safe roof access all staff, maintenance personnel, outside contractors, and others will continue to subject themselves to unnecessary high risk accessing the roof for any reason. Additionally the roof would remain without a safe, timely, and practical emergency evacuation route. e.g. If a workman broke their wrist on the roof in the summer time, and could not descend a vertical ladder, with temperatures well over 130 degrees on the roof and no shade, that workman may die from the heat long before a helicopter could arrive for evacuation to treat the wrist.
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): Life safety is the whole issue with this project. Access as it exist is clearly hazardous. However, the major point is that even if the roof is accessed safely, there is no way to evacuate injured personnel from the roof. If the stairway was extended for roof access, all personnel, including fire fighters and paramedics would have reasonable access and an evacuation route in cases of an emergency. Additionally it would eliminate most of the existing high risk taken on a regular basis while accessing the roof.
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: It is an isolated area. The construction involved should not disrupt any normal staff activities.
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? 6/30/2018
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? Current risk associated with the lack of adequate, safe, and functional roof access. The sooner the risk is eliminated the better off all personnel will be.
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) No safe access and no emergency evacuation route to and from the roof.
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 200,000
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: 200,000
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? No
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
46. Is the site in a flood plain? Unknown
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? Yes
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Yes
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? No
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
56b. Describe Site Considerations: Unless the fabrication of the extended stairway can be assembled on sight, a helicopter or crane may be needed to deliver the actual stairway extension.
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: 240
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF: 240
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: 25
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 300
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: