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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.

 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.

CC COLORADO COLLEGE EL POMAR SPORTS CENTER
00044 CACHE LA POUDRE ST

Review DateStatusComment(s)
10/19/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Colorado College El Pomar 44 W Cache La Poudre St Remodel with elvator and storage additions - PHASE 2 OF 3 Date of Plans: 9.29.12 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: 1. From www.springsgov.com, select CITY AGENCIES then FIRE 2. Click on FIRE CODE ENFORCEMENT. 3. Click on REVIEW PLANS STATUS in the gray box 4. Then select VIEW PLAN REVIEW STATUS. 5. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 5) DESIGNER/INSTALLER INFORMATION Fire Alarm system was designed by: SIMPLEXGRINNELL Fire alarm system is being installed by: DYNALECTRIC This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted Editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code and the related Standards.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ADDITIONS AND REMODELS TO EXISTING SYSTEMS: Existing systems shall comply with current codes and standards for all areas occupied by the tenant, not just the area of remodel. (CSFD Administrative Ruling 2010-2)
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) REVISION: Revision Sequence: C Scope of Revision: ADD AUDIBLE NOTIFICATION/SPEAKERS FOR AUDIBILITY AND INTELLIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Date of Revision: 9/29/12
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) Scope of Work: renovation of main/existing portion of the building EXISTING CONDITIONS AS DECLARED: voice evac w/ temporal code Addressable system DACT using fiber optic campus wide Design notes: Smoke detection provided in corridors and areas open to. Notification is not required in stairs/exit enclosures per 2010 NFPA 72: 23.8.6. - SPEAKERS ARE STILL REQUIRED BY IFC.
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Intelligibility is required within the stairs as specified in section 907.6.2.2 of the 2009 IFC as amended. Speakers will need to be added to meet this requirement. 2. A audibility and intelligibility test report for the revised layout is required as part of the pre-test requirements and shall be provided to the fire inspector at or prior to finial testing. 3. Audibility shall meet requirements set forth in section 907.6.2.1 of the 2009 IFC as amended. 4. Sheet 1.02: Intelligibilty is required to be met within the areas highlighted on the ADS table, as required by 2009 IFC 907.6.2.2. and 2010 NFPA 72 24.4.1.2.2.4. 5. Verify the use and location of notification within the squash and raquetball courts - appliances shall be so located to minimize possibility of damage. Additionally, having the wall finish "interrupted" may preclude the use of these courts for sanctioned events. 6. Verify the height of notification appliances in the gymnasium due to the bleachers/spectator seating.
FYI*****(COMMERCIAL) FACP LOCATION: The panel is shown as being installed in ---ROOM 219--- .
FYI(COMMERCIAL) ANNUNCIATOR REQUIREMENTS If the main FACP is not located at the main entry, there must be a remote fire alarm annunciator panel provided at the main point of entry to the building. In shell buildings, this is typically the closest entry door to the FDC location. (NFPA 72:10.16.3)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) CONTROL PANEL SMOKE DETECTION A smoke detector is to be installed at the location of each fire alarm control unit, notification appliance circuit power extenders (NAC/Power Supply Panels) and supervising station transmitting equipment. This detector is to be installed in an area and manner that is in accordance with it listing. (NFPA 72:10.15)
FYI*****(COMMERCIAL) BATTERY CALCULATIONS - REMOTE STATION: Battery Calculation based on the system being monitored by a Remote Station. Battery standby designed for 24 hours. The new fire panel is shown to be provided with two 12 volt /----50---- AH batteries. The plans indicate the batteries will be wired in SERIES to provide 24 volts @ ------50-- AH supplying a current draw of ----44.5----- AH. The new fire panel is shown to be provided with two 12 volt /---33 AH batteries. The plans indicate the batteries will be wired in SERIES to provide 24 volts @ ----33- AH supplying a current draw of ---9.9-- AH. This appears to meet the battery calculation requirements.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) MONITORING Off-site monitoring of this fire alarm system is required and shall be provided by an approved monitoring agency. The phone number to be used to report a fire emergency is (719) 444-7632. Refer to the NFPA Standard 72, Chapter 26 for information of how this requirement may be met. Two separate phone lines may be needed to meet this requirement. NOTE - The monitoring of the fire alarm system is dependent on the proper operation of the communicator panel and notification of the building occupants of any malfunctions.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) MONITORING FOR INTEGRITY: All means of interconnecting equipment, devices, appliances and wiring connections shall be monitored for the integrity of interconnecting conductors or equivalent path. Monitoring for integrity shall not be required for the interconnection between enclosures containing control equipment located within 20-feet of each other where the conductors are installed in conduit or equivalently protected against mechanical injury. This includes all panels, sub-panels, communications methods, notification appliances, initiating devices, etc. (NFPA 72:10.17)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) DACT COMMUNICATIONS The DACT shall be connected to the public switched telephone network ahead of any privately owned equipment (26.6.3.2.1) The primary communication method shall be a POTS loop-start telephone line. The required secondary communication method may be as permitted by 26.6.3.2.1.4(A).
FYI(COMMERCIAL) AUDIBILITY The exact location(s) of the AUDIBLE fire alarm notifying appliances are NOT part of this plan review process. It is the responsibility of the system designer and installers to insure the required sound level requirements of the fire alarm system meets the requirements found within the NFPA Standards. Most installations will be required to provide a Fire Alarm Evacuation Signal that is not less than 15 dBA above the average ambient sound. The sound level of the alarm system should be tested with a sound meter prior to the Acceptance Test. (NFPA 72:18.4.3.1)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) FIRE ALARM EVACUATION SIGNAL This three-pulse temporal pattern is the only fire alarm evacuation signal that shall be used. Only one fire alarm evacuation signal shall be used within a building. The use of different fire alarm evacuation signals in different parts of a building is prohibited by the CSFD. (NFPA 72:18.4.2) EXCEPTION: Where evacuation is not the desired response.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) SYNCHRONIZATION: Based on the requirements found in the 2010 Edition of NFPA 72 the areas where there are more than two visible appliances in the field of view, they shall flash in synchronization. Any visible notification appliances can not flash more than twice per second nor less than once per second. (NFPA 72:18.5) The standard evacuation signal shall be synchronized within a notification zone. (NFPA 72: 18.4.2.5)
Attention(COMMERCIAL) MULTI-CANDELLA STROBES: Multi-candella strobes are indicated in this design, verify the candella setting as indicated on the plans.
FYI(COMMERCIAL ) EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS VOICE INTELLIGIBILITY Within the acoustically distinguishable spaces (ADS) where voice intelligibility is required, voice communications shall reproduce messages with voice intelligibility. At least 90 percent of the measurement locations within each ADS shall have a measured Speech Transmission Index (STI) reading of 0.45 and an average STI of not less than 0.50 to be considered acceptable. (NFPA 72 18.4.10 and Annex D)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) ELEVATOR RECALL: 1. Activation of the elevator machine room smoke detector shall cause a seaparate and distinct visible annunciation at the control unit and required annunciators to alert emergency personnel the elevators are no longer safe. (NFPA 72:21.3.9) 2. Three separate elevator control circuits shall be terminated at the designated elevator controller within the elevator machine room. These circuits shall operate as follows: a. The smoke detector located in the designated elevator recall lobby shall actuate the first elevator control circuit. b. Smoke detectors in the remaining elevator lobbies shall activate the second elevator control circuit. c. The smoke detector in the elevator machine room shall activate the third elevator control circuit. If the elevator machine room is located at the designated level, its smoke detector shall also activate the first elevator control circuit. (NFPA 72:21.3.12)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOM: Sprinkler heads are not being installed within the elevator equipment room. Smoke detection will be required.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 13) LICENSED INSTALLER/SERVICE TECHNICIAN An On-Site Installer/Service Technicial shall supervise all on-site work on any fire protection system. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Certificate (RBD Wallet Card), on his/her person, while on the job site.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 9) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION It is the installers responsibility to certify, through the use of this form, 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 the acceptance test of the system. FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED. At the time of this inspection the Fire Inspector will expect ALL devices involved in this fire alarm project to be tested. The installer should be aware of the fact that in a larger facility there may by a need to isolate the fire alarm system to only the area being tested. This testing method may be needed in such buildings as Hospitals, High Rise office buildings, and Malls to name a few. Regardless of how the fire alarm test is going to be conducted the alarm installer is to insure that building owner and/or manager and the General Contractor has been informed of the test criteria, time and date of the test, and have given their approval. NOTE - Fire alarm installers shall also complete the "RECORD OF COMPLETION" forms prior to scheduling a fire alarm final. A copy of this form can be found in NFPA 72.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) RECORD OF COMPLETION: The Record of Completion (ROC) shall be filled out in accordance with 10.18.2 for new installations. All modifications made after the initial installation shall be recorded on a revised Record of Completion. All changes shall be shown and the revised ROC and shall include a revision date.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) PRE-TEST REQUIREMENT: Before requesting final approval of the installation, the installing contractor shall furnish a written statement that the system has been installed in accordance with approved plans and testing in accordance with the manufacturer's published instructions and the appropriate NFPA requirements. (10.18.1.3) CSFD requires a 100% pre-test - Evidence may be documented on the Record of Completion.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) 100% ACCEPTANCE TESTING At the time of this inspection the Fire Inspector will expect ALL devices involved in this fire alarm project to be tested. The installer should be aware of the fact that in a larger facility there may by a need to isolate the fire alarm system to only the area being tested. This testing method may be needed in such buildings as Hospitals, High Rise office buildings, and Malls to name a few. Regardless of how the fire alarm test is going to be conducted the alarm installer is to insure that building owner and/or manager and the General Contractor has been informed of the test criteria, time and date of the test, and have given their approval.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT 11) ROUGH-IN PERMIT AND INSPECTIONS: All Fire Alarm systems wiring installed within the City of Colorado Springs must be inspected by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department PRIOR TO the Fire Final on the system. This will require the installing contractor to obtain a Rough-In Permit issued by the Regional Building Department. Please call RBD at 327-2880 for additional information on how to obtain this permit.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 15) INSTALLATION OF SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke Detectors shall NOT be installed until after all other construction trades have completed clean up. This section of the Standard does not prohibit the installation of the detector wiring or the mounting of the detector base. Any detectors found to be installed in violation of the above referenced requirement must be cleaned, recalibrated, and recertified by the Manufacturer or the smoke detector is to be replaced. (NFPA 72: 17.7.1.11.3)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 16) TESTING OF SMOKE DETECTORS The NFPA 72, Chapter 14, requires that the smoke detectors be tested " .. in place to ensure smoke entry into the sensing chamber and an alarm response. Testing with smoke or listed aerosol acceptable to the manufacturer, or other means acceptable to the detectors manufacturer, shall be permitted as one acceptable test method." Please note that the use of a magnet DOES NOT "insure smoke entry into the sensing chamber," it will only check the wiring circuit for the "alarm response." (NFPA 72 TABLE 14.4.2.2)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 14) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS The approved set of plans, manufacture's product data sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.
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 - SCHEDULING 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 19) 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)
9/26/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) REVISION: Revision Sequence: B Scope of Revision: Notification Date of Revision: 9.19.12
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 19) DISAPPROVED COMMENTS The following information and/or corrections are needed prior to completing a full plan review. Please respond, in writing on letterhead, to each of the following comments: 1. ADS assignements have NOT been submitted to CSFD by the Deadline specified in our approval, which was 5/31/12, or even within a reasonable amount of time afterwards. 2. ADS's are not identified as requiring or not requiring intelligibility. 3. Intelligibility and audibility report shows this system is severly lacking in both areas. 4. 2009 IFC 907.6.2.1: Minimum decible levels shall be as follows - minimum of 15 dB above ambient with a minimimum of 90 dB in mechanical rooms and a minimum of 60 dB in other areas. There are 64 separate areas that do not meet these minimums according to the test report provided to CSFD by SimplexGrinnell. Note that NFPA 72 permits the omission of audible/visual notification within exit stairwells, however speakers are still required. 5. 2010 NFPA 72: 18.4.1.5: Voice notification is not required to meet audibility levels, but is required to meet intelligibility requirements o 18.4.10, where intelligibility is required. Intelligibility is NOT required in: PRIVATE baths, showers, saunas, and similar; mechanical, elevator machine rooms; elevator cars, individual offices, kitchens, storage, closets. There are 56 separate areas that intelligibility was not achieved. CONDITIONAL APPROVALS ARE HEREBY RESCINDED. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved2010 NFPA 72, 24.4.1.2.2: The following requirements shall be met for layout and design: 1) Speaker layout shall be designed to ensure intelligibility and audibility 2) Intelligibility shall first be determined by ensuring all areas in the building have the required level of audibility. 3) The design shall incorporate speaker placement to provide intelligibility. A24.4.1.2.2.2 Where wall mounted speakers are used, manufacturer recommendations should be reviewed and/or computer modeling should be employed. One of the goals of speaker placement is to provide the shortest practical distance from the source to the recipient. Extreme cases of acoustaically challenging ADS, where intelligibility is not attainable, may be acceptable if there is an ADS within 30-feet, where intelligibiility is deemed adequate. Supplement 2: locate speakers away from hard surfaces and point toward soft absorbant surfaces (carpeted floors or use ceiling mount instead of wall mount speakers) Table S2.4 provides recommended spacing for wall mounted appliances It would appear none of these things were taken into consideration with the design of this system.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 20) CORRECTIONS All corrections and comments are to be submitted back to CSFD in writing, or provid submittal sheets/drawings, etc as requested, to complete the review. Corrections are not accepted over the phone, via fax or verbally.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT 26) THE DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSITITUE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. It is the responsibility of the design professional to conduct a complete re-review of the plans for additional violations of the adopted codes/standards and incorrect information prior to resubmitting.
5/22/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Colorado College El Pomar 44 W Cache La Poudre St Remodel Date of Plans: 5.1.12 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: 1. From www.springsgov.com, select CITY AGENCIES then FIRE 2. Click on FIRE CODE ENFORCEMENT. 3. Click on REVIEW PLANS STATUS in the gray box 4. Then select VIEW PLAN REVIEW STATUS. 5. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 5) DESIGNER/INSTALLER INFORMATION Fire Alarm system was designed by: SIMPLEXGRINNELL Fire alarm system is being installed by: DYNALECTRIC This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted Editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code and the related Standards.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) Scope of Work: renovation of main/existing portion of the building EXISTING CONDITIONS AS DECLARED: voice evac w/ temporal code Addressable system DACT using fiber optic campus wide Design notes: Smoke detection provided in corridors and areas open to. Notification is not required in stairs/exit enclosures per 2010 NFPA 72: 23.8.6.
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Verify the use and location of notification within the squash and raquetball courts - appliances shall be so located to minimize possibility of damage. Additionally, having the wall finish "interrupted" may preclude the use of these courts for sanctioned events. 2. Verify the height of notification appliances in the gymnasium due to the bleachers/spectator seating. 3. This is a conditional approval pending the receipt of the ADS definitions and intelligibility requirements of those ADS's by close of business May 31st, 2012.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) ANNUNCIATOR REQUIREMENTS If the main FACP is not located at the main entry, there must be a remote fire alarm annunciator panel provided at the main point of entry to the building. In shell buildings, this is typically the closest entry door to the FDC location. (NFPA 72:10.16.3)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) CONTROL PANEL SMOKE DETECTION A smoke detector is to be installed at the location of each fire alarm control unit, notification appliance circuit power extenders (NAC/Power Supply Panels) and supervising station transmitting equipment. This detector is to be installed in an area and manner that is in accordance with it listing. (NFPA 72:10.15)
FYI*****(COMMERCIAL) BATTERY CALCULATIONS - EXISTING PANEL This is an existing fire alarm system and no change is being made to the existing panel. Battery standby is designed for 24 hours The existing fire panel is shown to be provided with two 12 volt /-----50--- AH batteries. The plans indicate the batteries will be wired in SERIES to provide 24 volts @ ---50----- AH supplying a current draw of --------- AH. 49.2 This appears to meet the battery calculation requirements.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) MONITORING FOR INTEGRITY: All means of interconnecting equipment, devices, appliances and wiring connections shall be monitored for the integrity of interconnecting conductors or equivalent path. Monitoring for integrity shall not be required for the interconnection between enclosures containing control equipment located within 20-feet of each other where the conductors are installed in conduit or equivalently protected against mechanical injury. This includes all panels, sub-panels, communications methods, notification appliances, initiating devices, etc. (NFPA 72:10.17)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) AUDIBILITY The exact location(s) of the AUDIBLE fire alarm notifying appliances are NOT part of this plan review process. It is the responsibility of the system designer and installers to insure the required sound level requirements of the fire alarm system meets the requirements found within the NFPA Standards. Most installations will be required to provide a Fire Alarm Evacuation Signal that is not less than 15 dBA above the average ambient sound. The sound level of the alarm system should be tested with a sound meter prior to the Acceptance Test. (NFPA 72:18.4.3.1)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) FIRE ALARM EVACUATION SIGNAL This three-pulse temporal pattern is the only fire alarm evacuation signal that shall be used. Only one fire alarm evacuation signal shall be used within a building. The use of different fire alarm evacuation signals in different parts of a building is prohibited by the CSFD. (NFPA 72:18.4.2) EXCEPTION: Where evacuation is not the desired response.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) SYNCHRONIZATION: Based on the requirements found in the 2010 Edition of NFPA 72 the areas where there are more than two visible appliances in the field of view, they shall flash in synchronization. Any visible notification appliances can not flash more than twice per second nor less than once per second. (NFPA 72:18.5) The standard evacuation signal shall be synchronized within a notification zone. (NFPA 72: 18.4.2.5)
Attention(COMMERCIAL) MULTI-CANDELLA STROBES: Multi-candella strobes are indicated in this design, verify the candella setting as indicated on the plans.
FYI(COMMERCIAL ) EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS VOICE INTELLIGIBILITY Within the acoustically distinguishable spaces (ADS) where voice intelligibility is required, voice communications shall reproduce messages with voice intelligibility. At least 90 percent of the measurement locations within each ADS shall have a measured Speech Transmission Index (STI) reading of 0.45 and an average STI of not less than 0.50 to be considered acceptable. (NFPA 72 18.4.10 and Annex D)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) ELEVATOR RECALL: 1. Activation of the elevator machine room smoke detector shall cause a seaparate and distinct visible annunciation at the control unit and required annunciators to alert emergency personnel the elevators are no longer safe. (NFPA 72:21.3.9) 2. Three separate elevator control circuits shall be terminated at the designated elevator controller within the elevator machine room. These circuits shall operate as follows: a. The smoke detector located in the designated elevator recall lobby shall actuate the first elevator control circuit. b. Smoke detectors in the remaining elevator lobbies shall activate the second elevator control circuit. c. The smoke detector in the elevator machine room shall activate the third elevator control circuit. If the elevator machine room is located at the designated level, its smoke detector shall also activate the first elevator control circuit. (NFPA 72:21.3.12)
FYI(COMMERCIAL) ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOM: Sprinkler heads are not being installed within the elevator equipment room. Smoke detection will be required.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 13) LICENSED INSTALLER/SERVICE TECHNICIAN An On-Site Installer/Service Technicial shall supervise all on-site work on any fire protection system. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Certificate (RBD Wallet Card), on his/her person, while on the job site.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 9) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION It is the installers responsibility to certify, through the use of this form, 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 the acceptance test of the system. FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED. At the time of this inspection the Fire Inspector will expect ALL devices involved in this fire alarm project to be tested. The installer should be aware of the fact that in a larger facility there may by a need to isolate the fire alarm system to only the area being tested. This testing method may be needed in such buildings as Hospitals, High Rise office buildings, and Malls to name a few. Regardless of how the fire alarm test is going to be conducted the alarm installer is to insure that building owner and/or manager and the General Contractor has been informed of the test criteria, time and date of the test, and have given their approval. NOTE - Fire alarm installers shall also complete the "RECORD OF COMPLETION" forms prior to scheduling a fire alarm final. A copy of this form can be found in NFPA 72.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) RECORD OF COMPLETION: The Record of Completion (ROC) shall be filled out in accordance with 10.18.2 for new installations. All modifications made after the initial installation shall be recorded on a revised Record of Completion. All changes shall be shown and the revised ROC and shall include a revision date.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) PRE-TEST REQUIREMENT: Before requesting final approval of the installation, the installing contractor shall furnish a written statement that the system has been installed in accordance with approved plans and testing in accordance with the manufacturer's published instructions and the appropriate NFPA requirements. (10.18.1.3) CSFD requires a 100% pre-test - Evidence may be documented on the Record of Completion.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) REACCEPTANCE TESTING: When an initiating device, notification appliance or control relay is added it shall be functionally tested. If one of these items is deleted, another like item on the circuits shall be operated. Modifications or repairs to control equipment hardware (ie. Panel Replacements) inputs and outputs as well as lamps shall be verified. Changes made to site-specific software the following shall apply: a) All functions known to be affected by the change or identified by a means that indicates changes shall be 100% tested. b) Additionally, 10% of initiating devices not directly affected shall be tested and correct system operation shall be verified. Changes to all control units shall require a minimum 10% functions test of the system, including a test of at least one device on each input/output circuit. (14.4.1.2)
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT 11) ROUGH-IN PERMIT AND INSPECTIONS: All Fire Alarm systems wiring installed within the City of Colorado Springs must be inspected by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department PRIOR TO the Fire Final on the system. This will require the installing contractor to obtain a Rough-In Permit issued by the Regional Building Department. Please call RBD at 327-2880 for additional information on how to obtain this permit.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 15) INSTALLATION OF SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke Detectors shall NOT be installed until after all other construction trades have completed clean up. This section of the Standard does not prohibit the installation of the detector wiring or the mounting of the detector base. Any detectors found to be installed in violation of the above referenced requirement must be cleaned, recalibrated, and recertified by the Manufacturer or the smoke detector is to be replaced. (NFPA 72: 17.7.1.11.3)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 16) TESTING OF SMOKE DETECTORS The NFPA 72, Chapter 14, requires that the smoke detectors be tested " .. in place to ensure smoke entry into the sensing chamber and an alarm response. Testing with smoke or listed aerosol acceptable to the manufacturer, or other means acceptable to the detectors manufacturer, shall be permitted as one acceptable test method." Please note that the use of a magnet DOES NOT "insure smoke entry into the sensing chamber," it will only check the wiring circuit for the "alarm response." (NFPA 72 TABLE 14.4.2.2)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 14) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS The approved set of plans, manufacture's product data sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.
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 - SCHEDULING 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 19) 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)
5/11/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Colorado College El Pomar 44 E Cache La Poudre St North Addition Date of Plans: 05/01/12 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: 1. From www.springsgov.com, select CITY AGENCIES then FIRE 2. Click on FIRE CODE ENFORCEMENT. 3. Click on REVIEW PLANS STATUS in the gray box 4. Then select VIEW PLAN REVIEW STATUS. 5. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 19) DISAPPROVED COMMENTS The following information and/or corrections are needed prior to completing a full plan review. Please respond, in writing on letterhead, to each of the following comments: 1. The construction is not yet APPROVED. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.


 

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