Submitted Application from prior CIP Planning Cycle

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Washoe County Armory (WCA) HVAC Remodel
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Replace failing existing HVAC system (RTU, MUA, Heat Pumps) with water source heat pump units and replace unit heaters that were installed incorrectly. see project 5363 for this building from 2015 CIP
3a. Project Location: County: Washoe
3b. Project Location: City: Reno
4. Department (department requesting project): Military
5. Division (division requesting project): Nevada Army National Guard
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Sandor Duran
8. Contact phone: 775 887 7292
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). 3
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2041
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 2041PLM1
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: To replace the existing end of life roof top units, make-up air units, and heat pumps with high efficient water source equipment and direct digital controls. The Unit Heaters are at end of life and install with the flue at a down slope need to be replaced. The main drill hall unit needs to be a unit that has the capacity to operate as a 100% outside air unit 2% of the time during drill weekends and the same unit with demand control ventilation when the space sits empty 98% of the time. This unit needs to have a low sound levels as the current unit is deafening. The Air to Air heat pumps are to be replaced with Water to Water Heat pumps and connected to the new system New Unit heater need to be installed correctly per manufacturers recommendations and if the it can not be done then alt unit heater needs to be used instead of gas This system would require a condensing boiler and cooling tower
17. Project Justification: As of 2016 the HVAC equipment on the Washoe county armory is over 19 years old and reaching the end of their service life and operational life. The makeup air units located on facility are direct fired that have caused a life and safety issues with creating high levels of carbon monoxide inside the facility. The units are not turned on to prevent carbon monoxide in the facility. Without a heating source in the facility the it becomes uninhabitable for the occupants. The roof top units and makeup air units are continuously failing and requiring countless hours of maintenance to keep operational. The current units waste a considerable amount of energy compared to high efficient models of today. Additionally the roof top units operates with R-22 refrigerant. R-22 has been mandated by the federal government to be 75 percent phased out by 2010. This refrigerant that is available is grossly overpriced if maintenance can find it, which is a waste of tax dollars. Parts for the roof tops units are becoming impossible to acquire and when the part is located is unreasonably priced The current Air to Air heat pumps will put the cool air waste from heating mode into the storage air causing the unit heater to fire more often to maintain space temperature When the HVAC system fails the temperatures in the armory become excessive (especially in the summer.) This places greater stress on the individuals’ physical health and contributes to the space to become unoccupiable therefore hindering the National Guards ability to respond to state emergencies where they are critically involved.
18. Project Background Information:
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: RTUs, MUAs, Air to Air Heat pumps, Unit Heater
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: 1997
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Trane & Absolute Aire, Reznor
19d. Model of existing equipment: space is not large enough for model numbers
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): If the equipment fails the condition inside the building will become un-occupiable and loss of employee production. The occupants will have to relocate another facility until system is replaced or repaired. This would be a costly and unrealistic endeavor. State maintenance can possibly replace or repair a unit here and there over the years but that would put a strain on their already tight/strained budget that is used to maintain all equipment across the state. If maintenance has to replace the equipment, it would be done in a patch work system with the multiple brands of equipment not designed for the spaces it services by a professional engineer.
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 makeup air units located on facility are direct fired that have caused a life and safety issues with creating high levels of carbon monoxide inside the facility. When the unit is replaced the carbon Monoxide levels in the building will be in acceptable levels
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? 12/30/18
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? The end of useful life of the equipment and as our maintenance team continues to maintain this equipment continually states that it needs to be replaced before it cataphatically fails.
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: 1000000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal 500000
39c. State 500000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 10000000
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) 0
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? No
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? Yes
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? No
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): 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:
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF:
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Select
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?
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks):
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: