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NOTE - THE NOTED DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. THE DESIGNER IS TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE RE-REVIEW OF THE PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARD COMMENTS AND INCORRECT INFORMATION PRIOR TO RESUBMITTING.

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FIRST AND MAIN APARTMENTS BLDG 1
03544 POWELL PT

Review DateStatusComment(s)
9/26/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: First and Main Apartments, Building 1, 3544 Powell Pt: new apartment building Date of Plans: 6.8.12
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 3) HEAD EXTENDERS: BE ADVISED: Head Extenders are not allowed in the City of Colorado Springs effective Immediately. 1/08
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: RANGER FIRE This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted International Building Code, International Fire Code, and the 2010 editions of NFPA Standard 13, 13R or 13D as applicable. CSFD does not allow any combustibles into a building until a sprinkler system has passed it's final acceptance test performed by CSFD Inspector's.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN: Type of System: NFPA 13R WET PIPE W/ ANTIFREEZE IN GARAGES, BALCONIES/PATIOS/BREEZEWAYS Type of head (s): RESIDENTIAL
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) WATER SUPPLY/SYSTEM DEMAND INFORMATION: The Water Flow Calculation show a water supply of having a 100- PSI Static; 20 PSI Residual; 3100- GPM Flow. System Demand of 59 - gpm at 85- psi is needed at the HYDRANT All hydraulic designed systems are to have the Hydraulic Placard information sign secured to the sprinkler riser.
FYI*****(13-R) FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION: The FDC shall be located in a CSFD approved location. The FDC shall be located on the frnt entrance and/or addressed side of the structure, fully visible and recognizable from the street. FDC's shall be location such that it is not blocked by any means or located behind parked vehicles and such that fire apparatus and hoses connected to the FDC do not obstruct access to building for other fire apparatus. FDC shall be located within 40-ft of an approved fire department access road. There shall be a fire hydrant capable of supplying the fire flow requirements for the sprinkler system within 100 feet of the FDC. The FDC will have --ONE--- 2 1/2" inlets connected to the system by a ---1-1/4 INCH-- pipe. This FDC shall be mounted not less than 18-inches and not more than 4-foot above the level of the adjacent grade or access level. (NFPA 14:6.4.6) (2003 IFC 912)
FYI(13-R) FLUSH AND HYDROSTATIC TESTING Per NFPA 13R:10.2 flushing shall be conducted at the hydraulically calculated water demand rate, at a minimum. Per NFPA 13R:10.2.2 these systems shall meet hydrostatic testing requirements set forth in NFPA 13. UNDERGROUND PIPING: All piping and attached appurtenances subjected to system working pressure shall be hydrostatically tested at 200 psi or 50 psi in excess of the system working pressure, which ever is greater, and shall maintain that pressure +/- 5 psi for 2 hours. (NFPA 13:10.10.2.2) The Flush and Hydrostatic test of fire service mains and lead-in piping to system risers is to be completed and approved prior to connecting the riser to the underground mains and/or lead-ins. The flushing and pressure test is to be witnessed and approved in writing by a member of the Colorado Springs Fire Dept. ABOVE GROUND PIPING: All piping and attached appurtenances subjected to system working pressure shall be hydrostatically tested at 200 psi or 50 psi in excess of the system working pressure, which ever is greater, and shall maintain that pressure without loss for 2 hours. Note - This is to include the piping between the fire department connection and the check valve. (NFPA 13:24.2.)
FYI(13-R) BUCKET TEST: All 13-R systems which have underground rolled copper pipe will require a bucket test. It will be at the discretion of the inspector to require a bucket test if they have concerns over the water supply on any 13-R system.
FYI(13-R) ELECTRICAL SUPERVISION REQUIRED: All valves controlling the water supply for automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, tanks, water levels and temperatures, critical air pressures, and water flow switches on all sprinkler systems shall be electrically supervised. (2003 IFC 903.4) An approved central station, remote station or proprietary supervising station as defined by national standards shall monitor this supervision. PLEASE NOTE - Separately Fire Department approved plans and permits are to be obtained prior to the installation of the required sprinkler system monitoring system or fire alarm system. A Knox Box is also required. Contact the CSFD for the information needed to order this key box.
FYI(13-R) LOCAL WATERFLOW ALARMS: Local water flow alarms shall be provided on all sprinkler systems and shall be connected to the building fire alarm system, where provided. (NFPA 13R:6.16)
FYI(13-R) EXTERIOR NOTIFICATION: An outside water flow alarm (horn/strobe) is to be installed within 20' of the fire department connection (FDC) to the building sprinkler system in a location that will be highly visible to responding fire crews. This horn/strobe is to activate ONLY on sprinkler water flow, not on general building alarms. (IFC 903.4.2.1)
FYI(13-R) STOCK OF SPARE SPRINKLERS: A spare sprinkler head box is to be provided. At least 3 spare sprinklers of each type, temperature rating and orifIce size used in the system shall be kept on the premises. (NFPA 13R:11.1)
FYI(13-R) DRAFT STOPS: Draft stops are being provided in the attic and sprinkler protection will NOT provided. The draft will meet the requirements of the IBC 717.4. Insure the draft stops are installed in line with walls separating individual guest units and one of the corridor walls. The draft stops separating individual units must extend to the corridor draft stops.
FYI(13-R) TEMPERATURE RATING: Sprinklers shall be installed in accorance with NFPA 13R Table 6..2.3.3.3 when installing near specific heat sources.
FYI(13-R): BATHROOMS: Sprinklers shall not be required in bathrooms where the area does not exceed 55 square feet. (NFPA 13R:6.6.2)
FYI(13-R) FUEL FIRED EQUIPMENT: When fuel-fire equipment is present in the following areas, at least one quick-response intermediate temperature sprinkler shall be installed above the equipment: Attics Penthouse equipment rooms Elevator machine rooms Concealed spaces dedicated exclusively to and containing only dwelling unit ventilation equipment Crawl spaces Floor/ceiling spaces Non-combustible elevator shafts Other concealed spaces not used or intended for living purposes or storage. (NFPA 13R: 6.6.6)
FYI(13-R) CEILING FANS/LIGHT FIXTURES: Pendent sprinklers shall be located at least 3-ft from obstructions such as ceiling fans and light fixtures. Sidewall sprinklers shall be located at least 5-ft from obstructions such as ceiling fans and light fixtures. Where the area of the fan blades encompasses more than 50% of the area of the plan view, additional sprinklers may be required.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 20) LICENSED INSTALLER: An On-Site Installer shall supervise all on-site work on any fire sprinkler project. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Card issued by RBD, on his person, while on the job site.
Recommendation(STANDARD COMMENT 22) PRESSURE EXCEEDING 100 PSI: System pressure, at the sprinkler heads, is shown to be over 100 psi. Insure the hangers are spaced as required by NFPA 13:9.2.3.4. BRANCH LINES - Distance between the end sprinkler and the last hanger shall be not over 12 inches. ARMOVERS - lengths of unsupported armover to a sprinkler shall not exceed 12 inches. These end hangers (both uses) are to prevent upward movement of the pipe.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 23) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS: The approved set of Fire Sprinkler Plans, cut sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 24) CPVC PIPING: Exposed CPVC piping shall be installed per manufacturer's specifications. Never test the system integrity using air or compressed gas! Compatibility with other building components including insulation, fire caulking, plastic sheeting, and other petroleum based products, shall be verified prior to use with CPVC. Insure the pipe is installed in locations that will help prevent damage caused by physical contact.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CPVC ROUGH INSPECTIONS: Effectively Immediately: Sprinkler Heads shall not be installed on CPVC piping until CSFD has witnessed a visual rough-inspection of all piping and granted permission to install sprinklers.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 25) STAIRS: Sprinkler protection shall be provided underneath the stairway and/or landings if the area(s) is accessible for storage. (NFPA 13:8.15.3)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 26) CONCEALED SPACES - This plan did not provide any information on combustible concealed spaces. NFPA 13 requires that "All concealed spaces enclosed wholly or partially by exposed combustible construction shall be protected by sprinklers". There are 12 specific allowances to this section that allow for the omission of sprinklers. If there are combustible concealed areas found during the installation of the system that do not meet the requirements of the 12 allowances, then these areas will be required to be sprinkled. (NFPA 13:8.15.1) IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SYSTEM IS INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARD.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 27) FREEZING CONDITIONS It is the designer's responsibility to provide the building owner with a system design that will continue to function reliably even under adverse temperature conditions. The sprinkler contractor must be conscious of field conditions that may affect the performance of their system, such as drafts, disturbed insulation, installation along exterior walls, etc. and incorporate such conditions into a reliable design.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 31) BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE: The backflow device shown as being installed is a ---AMES 400B REDUCED PRESSURE--. It is listed for HORIZONTAL installation.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 35) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION: It is the installer's responsibility to certify through this form (attached to the plans) that the system has been properly installed and tested. The form is to be filled out in its entirety PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRE INSPECTOR conducting the final inspection and/or acceptance test of the system. FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 36) GENERAL INFORMATION SIGN A general information sign used to identify the system design basis and information relative to the requirements of NFPA 25, shall be provided with a permanently marked weather-proof metal or rigid plastic sign, secured at each system control riser, antifreeze loop and auxiliary control valve. (NFPA 13:24.6)
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.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) JAH - SCHEUDLING INSPECTIONS: Your assigned inspector is Jeff Hanenberg. Please call 719-385-5982 and choose option 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 37) ROUGH VISUAL INSPECTIONS: Rough Visual inspections shall be completed PRIOR TO any bucket tests or final inspections.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 38) CONCEALED WORK: The fire sprinkler piping shall not be covered up by walls, sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... prior to the CSFD visual inspections of the piping. If the piping is covered, and the inspectors cannot inspect it as is required by Fire Code, the walls,sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... will be required to be removed. If this means that finished ceilings will need to be removed, this will be required to be done! (IFC 106.3)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 39) PLAN REVIEW/PERMIT FEES: All fire department fees are to be paid prior to issuance of any permits. These fees must be paid directly to the Colorado Springs Fire Department - Development Review Enterprise - at 2880 International Circle - Suite 200-7.
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 requirement are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether of not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents. The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the 2003 International Fire Code, 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. (105.4.4)
7/30/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: First and Main Apartments, Building 1, 3544 Powell Pt: new apartment building with attached garages Date of Plans: 7.6.12
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 requirement are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether of not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents. The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the 2003 International Fire Code, 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. (105.4.4)
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 42) DISAPPROVED COMMENTS: The following information and/or corrections are needed prior to conducting a full plan review. PLEASE RESPOND IN WRITING ON LETTERHEAD TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS: 1. SIN for the F1FR56 SSP sprinkler is listed incorrected on the sprinkler plans, according to the cut sheets provided. 2. Remotes #9 and 10 summary sheet: the occupancy hazard classification and density does not match the hydraulic placard on the plans. the summary sheet shows Light Hazard with density of 0.15 and the placard states OH1 and density of 0.15. 3. Remote #6: Plans state the sprinklers are located at most 16x16 spacing, but they are only calculated for 14x14 coverage. the layout shows the sprinklers need to be calculated for 16x16 coverage. 4. Water Supply information on the hydraulic calcuations was NOT revised as indicated in the July 26th email to CSFD. The exact same calculation were sent back to CSFD as were originally submitted. The numbers that must be used in the design of the fire sprnkler system shall be: Static 100 psi, residual 20 psi, Flow of 3100 gpm (at 20 psi). This is the worst case water supply for the two buildings chosen. The reduced water supply numbers (10 percent safety factor required) would be 90 psi static, 10 psi residual, 3100 gpm at 10 psi residual. BOTH curves must be shown on the water supply graph. the demand point shall fall on or under the revised curve. 5. All hydraulic calculations are required to be signed/sealed by the RME listed on the license - the "revised" calculations were not signed/sealed. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT 45) THE DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. THE DESIGNER IS TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE RE-REVIEW OF THE PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARD AND INCORRECT INFORMATION PRIOR TO RESUBMITTING.
7/24/2012 DisapprovedNo response received.
E-MailFrom: Withee, Doreen E Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:10 PM To: 'franchesca@rangerfire.com' Subject: 1st and Main Apartments Franchesca, I need the following items to continue my review of the sprinkler plans: Cut sheets for the F1FR Res56 sprinkler Cut sheets for the F3531 sprinkler series Cut sheet for the antifreeze that is proposed. I will not be able to do any further review until I have received these items. Doreen E. Withee, CET, CFPS Fire Protection Engineer II Colorado Springs Fire Department
E-MailFrom: Withee, Doreen E Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:16 PM To: 'franchesca@rangerfire.com' Subject: First and Main Apartments Hello, I am reviewing the resubmittal for the above referenced project and have a concern regarding the fire flow report used for the design of this system. I tried to call Jared Gaida at 214-663-7429 only to get a message saying the voicemail box was full. What is included with the hydraulics is the actual/physical flow test of existing fire hydrants, not a theoretical flow test that is requested through the CSU website I included in my plan comments. CSFD does not permit the use of an actual/physical fire flow test for the design of the system, as that flow test only provides a snapshot of the water supply, that is good for that day that time. The theoretical reports provide for a steady water supply, regardless of the time of day or time of year. Therefore, corrected calculations must be provided using the theoretical fire flow report. I have found archives of these reports for your use. I can continue with a layout review, however, I cannot review any hydraulics until they have been corrected with the proper water supply information. Doreen E. Withee, CET, CFPS Fire Protection Engineer II Colorado Springs Fire Department
6/22/2012 FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 3) HEAD EXTENDERS: BE ADVISED: Head Extenders are not allowed in the City of Colorado Springs effective Immediately. 1/08
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: RANGER FIRE This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted International Building Code, International Fire Code, and the 2010 editions of NFPA Standard 13, 13R or 13D as applicable. CSFD does not allow any combustibles into a building until a sprinkler system has passed it's final acceptance test performed by CSFD Inspector's.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 20) LICENSED INSTALLER: An On-Site Installer shall supervise all on-site work on any fire sprinkler project. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Card issued by RBD, on his person, while on the job site.
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 42) DISAPPROVED COMMENTS: The following information and/or corrections are needed prior to conducting a full plan review. PLEASE RESPOND IN WRITING ON LETTERHEAD TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS: 1. Addresses and plan review numbers were not provided for EACH building as required. A listing of addresses and assigned plan review numbers by building number has been provided with this review report. 2. Cut sheets for all equipment being installed were not provided as required. Only hydraulics were provided. 3. Hydraulic calculations were not signed/sealed. 4. Actual fire flow values are not accepted for sprinkler design. You must use the theoretical fire flow provided by Colorado Springs Utilities, and dated within 1 year. You can request the fire flows at this web site: http://www.csu.org/business/businesswithus/Documents/item10501.pdf 5. Water supply graph shall include a 90% reduced curve. 6. The plans are showing there are Type I, IA, II and III buildings, but I do not see a riser detail for the Type II building - is there a type II or should this have been a Type III? 7. Narrative scope of work was not provided as required. Review was stoppped - these plans do not meet the minimum requirements for review. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved(STANDARD COMMENT 43) PLAN REVIEW NUMBER: All plans submitted are required to have the FIRE DEPARTMENT "PLAN REVIEW NUMBER" provided on the submitted plans. This Number can be obtained from the general contractor, and is a specific number assigned to each individual project reviewed by the CSFD. All projects have a plan review number assigned.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT 45) THE DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. THE DESIGNER IS TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE RE-REVIEW OF THE PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARD AND INCORRECT INFORMATION PRIOR TO RESUBMITTING.


 

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