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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.

NORTH POINTE APARTMENTS BLDG 6
05884 WALSH PT

Review DateStatusComment(s)
2/7/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: North Pointe Apartments 5884 Walsh Pt: new apartment building w/ attached garage Date of Plans: 1.21.13
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: WET PIPE - LIVING AREAS; ANTIFREEZE IN GARAGES/BALCONIES/BREEZEWAYS Type of head (s): RESIDENTIAL Design Density: 0.05 Design Area: 4 HEADS Adjustments: NONE Flex Connections: NOT PERMITTED 14X14 Coverage area - demanding 14 gpm @ 10.2 psi A/F 48% premix under 40 gallon capacity - GLYCERIN
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT 9) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Relocate the pressure relief valve to the system side of the backflow preventor in accordance with 7.1.2.1. 2. Add a minimum 1/2-inch relief valve to the antifreeze sysem in accordance with 7.6.3.4.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) WATER SUPPLY/SYSTEM DEMAND INFORMATION: The Water Flow Calculation show a water supply of having a 185- PSI Static; 20 PSI Residual; 3800- GPM Flow. System Demand of 182 - gpm (includes 100 hose) at159 - psi is needed at the BFP; 175 psi at the PRV; 184- psi is needed at the SOURCE. 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. The plans indicate the FDC is being installed --RISER ROOM END--- of the building. 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) INTERIOR NOTIFICATION: Along with the required exterior sprinkler system flow horn/strobe alerting device, an approved horn/strobe sprinkler flow alarm to alert the occupants shall be provided in the interior of all sprinkled buildings in a normally occupied location. (IFC 903.4.2.1)
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) 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(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.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 21) PRESSURE-REDUCING DEVICE: The system pressure is over 175 psi therefore a pressure-reducing device and a pressure relief device is required by NFPA 13: 8.16.1.2. The PRV set to -165---- psi outlet pressure. Insure the related pressure gages and valves required by this section are also provided.
FYI(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 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 200B 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) CDD - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS: Your assigned Inspector is Chris Drone. 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)


 

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