||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Steinmart, 5326 N Nevada Av: new retail store
Date of Plans: 10.16.12
You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments:
1. From www.pprbd.org, select PLAN REVIEW then FIND PLANS next COLORADO SPRINGS
2. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) IMPACT TO EXITING AND/OR FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Egress components and fire protection systems that may be negatively impacted by yoru scope of work will be required to comply with the currently adopted fire code. As an example, if your work increases the occupant load of a space, the existing egress components will be required to comply with the requirements of the new occupant load.|
|Attention||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) RED-LINED COMMENTS
The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection:
1. One the main entry door can have the deadbolt - the "exit only" door shall be provided with hardward permitting free egress.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) CONSTRUCTION SPLICES
You are strongly encouraged to have any splices that may occur during this project, reviewed by CSFD. Failure to do so, can result in coordination issues that could prevent a final inspection from being completed, thus delaying the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
PLAN REVIEWS DO NOT INCLUDE REVIEW OF TYPE, SIZE OR PLACEMENT OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) WATER SUPPLY REQUIRED ON SITE
Required water supplies for fire protection, either temporary or permanent, shall be made available as soon as combustible material arrives on the site. (2009 1412)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW TESTING - NEW HYDRANTS:
All actual hydrant flow tests shall be conducted prior to the start of construction or the arrival of combustible material on site.
It is the responsibility of the owner or their designated representative to ensure an approved water supply is provided.
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) HYDRANT REQUIREMENTS:
Size of Bldg. -33107- sq ft
Construction Type II-B
Fire Sprinklers Y-XXX- N--
Required GPM: -2000- gpm
# of hydrant(s) required: -2-
Max AVG spacing between hydrants: -450- ft
Max hose lay: -225- ft
On site theoretical fire flows are -4500- gpm where -2000- gpm required;
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Fire Extinguishers shall be provided in accordance with Section 906 of the 2009 IFC.
Install extinguishers in highly visible and accessible locations, never in a dead-end area, and always try to place them near an exit pathway or at an exit(s). Mount 4" off floor to a maximum of 5 ft. to the top of the fire ext. (HINT: About waist high is perfect.) "FIRE EXTINGUISHER" signs may need to be posted to properly identify where the units are located if they're not highly visible.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) ADDRESSING
Address shall be posted on street addressed side of structure. Minimum 5" numbers with 1/2" stroke. Contrasting color to background. (2009 IFC 505.1)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) REMOTE ADDRESS
A remote address sign is required for this structure because it sits over 100 feet from the addressing street. The building, therefore, is required to have a minimum of two address numbers posted. One address must be posted on the structure itself. The second must be a remote address sign clearly posted at all of the street entrances to the structure. All addressing is to comply with the 2011 Regional Building Code §312.
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) KNOX (TM) ENTRY FOR NEW BUILDINGS
KNOX (TM) ---XXX---Box ------Switch ------Padlock is required at this location.
It is recommended that all KNOX (TM) boxes be placed in a highly accessible location approximately 10 feet off of the ground, and usually placed near the front entrance to the building.
KNOX (TM) Security Equipment is the only approved type, and must be ordered directly through the CSFD Division of the Fire Marshal at 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7, or by calling (719) 385-5982.
***************ALLOW AT LEAST 4 WEEKS DELIVERY TIME *************************
YOUR FINAL WILL NOT BE APPROVED WITHOUT THE KNOX SECURITY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED! YOU MUST ALSO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR REQUEST FOR FIRE FINALS TO ARRANGE FOR A CSFD FIRE INSPECTOR TO MEET YOU AT THE SITE TO INSTALL PROPER KEYS FOR THE BUILDING INTO THE KNOX SECURITY UNIT.
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) OCCUPANT LOAD
THE OCCUPANT LOAD FOR THIS FACILITY IS: 1014
The occupant load, calculated by the Regional Building Department shall be posted in a visible location. This determined number shall not be exceeded under any circumstance.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) EXIT SIGNS AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING:
Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting shall be in compliance with the adopted building and fire code.
Paths of egress will be verified to be compliant, even if they are beyond the scope of work. If your scope of work impacts the means of egress, i.e. a new conference room - the path of egress beyond that scope of work will be verified to make sure occupants can safely egress the building.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) LOCKING HARDWARE:
All locking and latching devices shall comply with the requirements of the adopted building and fire code.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) HIGH PILED-NOT APPROVED
This facility will not be permitted to stock over 12 feet, and proper "NO STACKING OVER 12' " signs must be posted throughout the warehouse/stock room as per CSFD requirements. |
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
The following systems are present or required in this facility:
--XXX---Fire Alarm System
--XXX---Water-Based Suppression System (fire sprinklers, standpipes, etc)
Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 10) INSPECTIONS
Due to the dynamic nature of inspectors schedules, PLEASE call your inspection requests in with ample time to allow scheduling.
When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request.
( i.e. 20001234 - HM -2 or 20000012 - CN - 1)
The CSFD Approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:
Please call 719-385-5982 Extension 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS
Colorado Springs Fire Department construction reviews are based upon information provided on the drawings and/or the attached reference material. Issues or features that are not presented within the construction documents are assumed to be complaint with applicable codes/standards. It is the responsibility of the building owner to ensure that minimum code requirements are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether or not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents.
The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the adopted fire code requirements, CSFD local amendments, City Code Standards, and applicable NFPA Standards. All plan review comments are subject to final on-site field inspections, and testing by the CSFD. Review and approval by the CSFD shall not relieve the applicant of the responsibility of compliance with the International Fire Code.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) PERMITS
Insure all applicable permits are obtained from the Regional Building Department and the Colorado Springs Fire Department for the work that is being done at this site.