UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 10-11, 1953

Volume 6 - Pages 431-432

                        July 10, 1953

The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met in the
President's office on July 10, 1953, for the purpose of opening
bids "for the additions and alterations to the existing shower
rooms in Lincoln Hall", and to consider the alterations in the
Mackay School of Mines.  Present:  Regents Hardy and Ross; Comp-
troller Hayden, Superintendent Horn and President Stout.  Present
also were Architect Mills, Mr. R. E. Hansen and a representative
of the Weil Construction Company as members of bidding firms.
Regent Lombardi was unable to be present.

The meeting was called to order at 4:15 P.M. by Chairman Ross,
who opened the bids as follows, in accord with the "Invitation
for Bids" which had been duly published in the local papers:

    Weil Construction Company - $19,984.50, work to begin within
        10 days and be completed within 60 working days

    R. E. Hansen - $13,303.67, work to begin within 10 days and
        to be completed within 60 working days

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the bid of Mr. R.
E. Hansen, being the lower, be accepted.

Mackay School of Mines

    Comptroller Hayden discussed the proposed work in the Mackay
    School of Mines building.  He pointed out that the specifi-
    cations, as written, were not specific enough to secure esti-
    mates on the work.  Following the meeting of the Executive
    Committee of July 2, 1953, Mr. Hayden discussed this matter
    with Mr. Russell Mills, Architect, who suggested that Mr.
    E. Keith Lockard be consulted because of his engineering
    background.  The following letter resulted.

                          LOCKARD & CASAZZA
                         232 West First Street
                             Reno, Nevada

                                            July 10, 1953

        Mr. P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
        University of Nevada
        Reno, Nevada

        Dear Sir:

        This is to confirm our verbal conversation of July 9,
        1953, regarding Architectural and Engineering services
        in connection with proposed Alteration to the Metallurgy
        Laboratory, Mackay School of Mines.

        We offer to provide complete Architectural and Engineer-
        ing services for this work for a fee of 6% of contract
        cost.  This would include supervision as well as complete
        plans and specifications.

        Please be advised that on July 9, 1953, the writer con-
        ferred at length with Dean Scheid, Mr. John Butler, and
        Mr. Claude Hammon on this project, acquired verbal de-
        tails of the proposed work and received a set of drawings
        and general specifications.  These drawings and specifi-
        cations together with the verbal details are sufficient
        to give us a program covering the scope of the work
        necessary to proceed with the working drawings and speci-
        fications.  They are not in form to submit to contrac-
        tors for firm bids nor are they adaptable to modifica-
        tions for this purpose.

        We appreciate being called on this project and are in a
        position to proceed immediately and complete the service

                             Very truly yours,

                             Lockard & Casazza

                          by E. Keith Lockard


    After general discussion, and upon recommendation of the

    Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Comptroller
    be instructed to have the engineering plans and specifica-
    tions prepared for bids, and to proceed as soon as possible.

The meeting adjourned at 5 P.M.