Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Safe access to Rotunda Lighting
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Provide safe and reasonable access to an ornamental lighting structure for maintenance.
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). 21
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) N/A
14. Is the property State Owned? No
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: There is a suspended circular ornamental structure in the Museum’s rotunda which houses up sixteen specialty lamps and assorted electrical and wiring components. While there is a 3’x3’ access door, approximately 22 feet above the floor to enter this structure for maintenance, there is currently no safe way to pass from a lift into the door without climbing onto the rails of the scissor lift, or other climbing device supported by a lift to access the structure. The main problem is; if a worker, over twenty feet above the floor, were to exit the lift to attempt entry into the structure, there is absolutely no Fall Protection of any sort available.
17. Project Justification: The circular ornamental structure is a focal point of the entrance to the Museum. Currently there are several lights and ballast which have failed which maintenance staff can not access safely. If this problem is not addressed, the ornamental lighting structure will continue lapse further into a state of unsightly disrepair. Not to mention a poor first impression for visitors.
18. Project Background Information: The facility has been occupied by state staff since 2011. It was realized from the start that access to the structure was not acceptable. However, we were able to access some of the simple lighting problems. Unfortunately we have now reach a point where access to the circular structure is required to maintain the integrity of the lighting systems in the circular structure.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Mechanical access
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: NA
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Building was built in 2007
19d. Model of existing equipment: NA
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.): NA
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The circular lighting structure is a focal point of the Museum during regular business hours and especially during evening events. As more and more fixtures fail, the circular lighting structure displays a lack of maintenance and/or interest, though neither is the case. In essence, a area designed to be interesting and welcoming, will continue to create negative feelings and undesirable questions from visitors and guest. Additionally, it puts a damper on the moral of staff who wish to give the best experience and presentation as possible, while not being able to repair simple lighting in one of the main public areas of the Museum.
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): Maintenance to the circular lighting structure is quite simply a life or death issue. For any reason, a fall from twenty feet or higher to a concrete floor, or other fixtures, will most likely result in death. Currently the circular structure can not be repaired or maintained without a workman placing their own life in jeopardy, and no one at this facility is prepared, or willing to do so.
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: We believe the work could be completed without evacuation or relocation. But it really just depends on the solution to remedy the problem.
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? 12/31/2020
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? It is already an eye sore and questions keep arising about why the failing lights are not repaired.
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): NA
25. Offsite construction: 50,000
26. On-site Development: 150,000
27. Utility connection fees: NA
28. Water rights deeded: NA
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment: 80,000
30. Specialty equipment: 80,000
31. Data and network equipment: NA
32. Telephone equipment costs: NA
33. Moving: NA
34. Renovation of vacated space: NA
35a. Correction of known deficiencies: 100-250,000
35b. (describe deficiencies) No safe access for maintenance
36a. Any known commitments: NA
36b. (describe commitments) NA
37a. Known hazardous material abatement: NA
37b. (describe hazardous materials) NA
38. Total project costs: 150-250,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 150-250,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding): NA
39f. Total: 150-250,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name NA
40b. Phone Number NA
40c. Email Address NA
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) NA
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? Unknown
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: No known considerations. Access may be tricky, but again it depends on which remedy is chosen to proceed with.
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: NA
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 1500
59c. Addition SF Unknown
59d.Total project SF: 1500
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: 18-30
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 50-200
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): No
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 20-40
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: Unknown