Submitted Application from prior CIP Planning Cycle

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Northern Nevada Advanced Manufacturing Center
2. Project Description (One Sentence): This proposal is for funding to establish a Northern Nevada Advanced Manufacturing Center, including site acquisition, demolition (if necessary), new construction, and equipment.
3a. Project Location: County: Washoe
3b. Project Location: City: Reno
4. Department (department requesting project): NSHE
5. Division (division requesting project): TMCC
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: David Roberts
8. Contact phone: (775)674-7616
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). 1
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings)
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Unknown
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned?
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: The Northern Nevada Advanced Manufacturing Center will dramatically improve TMCC’s ability to meet the anticipated and sustained demand for technicians in the rapidly emerging manufacturing sector. It will combine a state-of-the-art facility with innovative training offered in a flexible open-entry format that is responsive to the needs of students and employers alike. The college has already initiated this training model on a smaller scale, but a new center will provide us with the resources to expand it across the full range of curriculum that directly and indirectly supports the industry. This center will be modeled after successful facilities already operating in traditional manufacturing regions, such as Michigan. The Regional Manufacturing Training Center in Battle Creek, for example, has developed flexible, modularized open-entry training programs that break traditional courses down to smaller “units”, sometimes as small as 0.25 credits. For traditional students, the units are combined into the appropriate sequence to form customary three, four, and five credit courses. Local employers, however, are permitted to choose individual modules to build company-specific training programs for their incumbent workers based on their unique needs. The coursework is offered in an open-entry format and has provisions to accommodate company-sponsored workers whose training may be temporarily disrupted by work-related demands.
17. Project Justification: Recent announcements have focused attention on the emergence of the Reno-Carson metropolitan area in high tech manufacturing. Besides the plans for the Tesla Gigafactory, it is reasonable to expect acceleration in this important industry sector. While these new facilities will create a diversity of primary jobs, ranging from clerical to research and development, it is reasonable to anticipate that the largest demand will be for middle-skill technicians and operators. EDAWN projects that the Gigafactory will generate as many as 50,000 new jobs in the region by 2020. Of this number, more than 20,000 will be in manufacturing. Recent EDAWN projections estimate that another 6,500 new positions in advanced manufacturing will materialize in the next 24 months through company relocations and existing employer growth. Underlying the exuberance of these announcements, there is significant concern among existing manufacturers that these massive new operations will poach their skilled employees from a shallow pool of workers. Alternately, these new arrivals have increased the public’s interest in these careers and student inquiries about training programs, which previously struggled for adequate enrollment, have risen dramatically.
18. Project Background Information: Generally, northern Nevada’s community colleges already have well established programs that we believe will provide the training required to work in these modern facilities. While it may be necessary to establish new programs, the biggest obstacle confronting us is capacity. To prepare the large numbers of workers needed it will be necessary to strategically expand capacity. It will not be adequate to simply expand or replicate the existing college facilities and programs. We must develop a system that can rapidly and continuously train workers. Strong models already exist in European and American manufacturing regions.
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?
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): Without approval, TMCC would continue to rely on existing facilities to offer advanced manufacturing training. These facilities, however, are operating at or near capacity with little room for expansion to accommodate the anticipated sustained workforce needs. Ultimately, employer demand will exceed our capacity potentially resulting in negative economic impacts on the region and opening the door for private proprietary training organizations to enter the market and charge students much higher fees.
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):
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: Depends upon selected site: vacant land or purchase of an existing building.
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? 8/01/2018
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? Employment projections from GOED and EDAWN indicate that demand for new workers will peak in 2017, but continue at a sustained vigorous level thereafter. While in-migration of trained workers will help employers staff operations through the peak, it will be necessary for a robust training program to be in place training local residents and incumbent workers for the subsequent sustained activity.
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): 2,000,000
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development: 26,058,000
27. Utility connection fees: 50,000
28. Water rights deeded: 26,000
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment: 1,700,000
30. Specialty equipment: 1,411,000
31. Data and network equipment: 255,000
32. Telephone equipment costs: 150,000
33. Moving: 100,000
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: 31,750,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 16,750,000
39d. Other/Donor 15,000,000
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding): Grants, Donations
39f. Total: 31,750,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name David Roberts
40b. Phone Number (775) 673 - 7616
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) 5
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? Yes
43. Are utilities available to site? Unknown
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? No
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? Yes
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? Yes
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: A site has not been selected. Considerations are using vacant NSHE TMCC land or purchasing new land or land with an existing building to be renovated.
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: 44,000
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF: 44,000
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: 15
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 1800
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
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? 30
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: Lab - Automation/Robotics, Lab - Computer Aided/3d Design, Lab - Electronics, Lab - Industrial Systems, Lab - Inspections Technician, Lab - Machining, Lab - Science, General Classrooms, Large Assembly Room, Storage, Offices, Student Commons