Submitted Application from prior CIP Planning Cycle

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: 2% NSHE Deferred Maintenance Project - Convert NSE 255 to Science Lab
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Requesting funds to convert the computer lab in the Nursing, Science and Education building into a science wet lab.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Henderson
4. Department (department requesting project): NSHE
5. Division (division requesting project): NSC
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Kevin Butler
8. Contact phone: 702-992-2312
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? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings)
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: Renovate approximately 2400 square feet of computer labs to a wet lab for science programs. The project will mostly entail mill work and electrical and plumbing for individual science workstations and fume hoods. Approximately 600 square feet of adjacent space will be finished to provide preparation space for the lab. The project will require relocation of computers stations to other classrooms in the building and related FF&E costs.
17. Project Justification: By far, the college's most constrains classroom resource is wet science labs. Not only are the stand-alone STEM programs at NSC growing, but these classes also support our nursing program which recently tripled in size. When the new Nursing, Science and Education building was designed, two large classrooms were developed to be future labs. As such, the rooms are pre-plumbed with pipes stubbed to the walls. There is also an acid tank installed. The College did not anticipate the immediate need to convert these rooms. However, because of our growth in science related classes, classroom scheduling has been increasingly more difficult. The College needs to convert the larger room and can wait on the conversion of the other space. We can accommodate additional computer resources in other classrooms with the use of flip-top desks.
18. Project Background Information:
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): The College must increase the number of wet science labs to accommodate growth in the STEM and nursing programs. Because of foresight, this space was designed for the conversion and the majority of the cost will be in millwork and plumbing from the walls.
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): It is not easy to convert regular classrooms into science labs. There must be plumbing to handle caustic materials and separate air handlers for these spaces. The area to be converted was designed and constructed with these features for future conversion.
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: Construction will be limited to the classroom which can be isolated from the rest of the 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? 8/1/2018
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? This project is estimated to take 4-6 months to complete. Having the space available for the Fall 2018 semester will be critical for the scheduling of an adequate number of wet science labs.
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: 151,330
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment: 50,000
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: 201,330
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 201,330
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 201,330
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? 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? 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):
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: 3000
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF: 3000
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Educational
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 5
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 400
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): No
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 10
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: Conversion of 2400 sf of space into a wet science lab, 600 sf of adjacent space to be finished as preparation space for the lab, flip-top desks will be purchased and installed in 2 other classrooms to relocate computer teaching labs.