Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Magnetic Door Lock Access Control System Wiring
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Rewire exterior door magnetic lock access control system wiring.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Boulder City
4. Department (department requesting project): Veterans Services
5. Division (division requesting project): Veterans Nursing Home
6. Agency (agency requesting project):
7. Agency contact person: Robert Robinson
8. Contact phone: 702-332-6751
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? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: Agency Project 16-A33 was completed under John Darin & John Foster. The scope included replacement of all facilities exterior magnetic door locks. Problems arose due to incorrect circuitry at each door switch. Today the doors are functional yet the door access indicator lights (green & red) are not operational. The project complications have not been resolved. John Darin commissioned a third party report to assess the problem / See Justification
17. Project Justification: Grounding System Impairments: I found several key switches configured in such a way that voltage is applied to the building grounding system. This is a serous problem, especially in an occupancy housing individuals with failing health, The electrical grounding system is for safety (protection of life). It is designed to carry only fault current. Applying any system function voltage will jeopardize, degrade or cause to fail the overcurrent or ground fault protection devices. The NEC specifically disallows this objectionable current condition. Voltage Exposure: In some cases the grounding path is not consistent, because the building grounding system is used to carry the system power, this inconstancy is causing the existing key switch system to fail. Switching voltages associated with electromagnetic coils (Magnetic door locks) can exceed hundreds of volts and could lead to defibrillation. in the current wiring condition of the door lock system, this voltage would be directly applied to any exposed metal parts subjecting people to dangerous voltages. Wiring Method Violations: In many cases, current limited and non current limited circuits are combined in the same conduit system with no separation provided for. In some cases, the key switches were installed in boxes that were too small for them and were damaging the components or causing the devices to short. Circuit Incompatibility: The existing circuits relied upon the disconnecting of power to the door locks. The new locks require power to be applied at all times to achieve full functionality. The wiring to the existing key switch does not provide enough conductors to accomplish this, nor does the wiring path provide for the replacement of the conductors. Voltage Source: It was unclear as to the location of all the power supplies, the facility engineering staff was unaware of their location or of any existing drawings. In the power supply cabinet that I did observe, the equipment had been modified an was unbonded. AHJ: It does not appear to me that the existing system was ever code compliant. I am reasonably sure that in the current condition the manufactures warranty would not be enforceable. It is also my experience that any catastrophic insurance would be void. Recommendation: It does not appear to me that the electrical problems can be solved by simply reconfiguring the devices. I recommend that the assess control conduit and wiring system be replaced. David Lord, Director Comprehensive Systems Incorporated. 702-629-4037
18. Project Background Information: Project 16-A33
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.): N/A
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): 1) Potential for electrical shock / See justification 2) Potential resident elopement: Key switch visual LED lights are not working. LED lights on switch plates (red-locked & green- unlocked) are vital to clinical staff & Security team.
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): 1) Potential for electrical shock / See justification 2) Potential resident elopement or harm: Key switch visual LED lights do not work. LED light indicators / Red=Magnetic door lock is locked - Green=Magnetic door lock is unlocked.
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: Safety team can conduct exterior door rounds if the system is off line.
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? 07-01-19
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? Third party report / See Justification
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) N/A
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments) N/A
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials) N/A
38. Total project costs:
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding): N/A
39f. Total:
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name Amy Garland
40b. Phone Number 775-825-9750
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?
43. Are utilities available to site?
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities?
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)?
46. Is the site in a flood plain?
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone?
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks?
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions?
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment?
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required?
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid?
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded?
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities?
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement?
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe):
56b. Describe Site Considerations: N/A
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?
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) :
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: