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


Review DateStatusComment(s)
12/20/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Copper Dorm UCCS, Summit Village, Building 30: new dorm Date of Plans: 12.14.12
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: FRONTIER FIRE PROTECTION 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/DRY PIPE; MANUAL WET STANDPIPE Type of head (s): QR SSU/SSP TEMP 155 K=5.6 AND 8.0 Design Density: 0.1 Design Area: LARGEST ROOM - 4TH FLOOR - TO INCLUDE COMMUNICATING SPACE Adjustments: Flex Connections: NOT PERMITTED System is combined with the neighboring dorm COPPER. Entry canopy is of noncombustible and FRT plywood per construction drawings sheet A5.24 - sprinklers not required
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT 9) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Sprinklers are not permitted in elevator machine rooms - see additional comment 2. Verify wall ratings in the electrical rooms - see additional comment 3. Verify sprinkler types in the noted bedrooms as plans show sidewalls having k=8.0 rather than k=5.6 for all other bedrooms - typical levels 1, 2, and 3. 4. Piping exposed to the atmosphere shall be protected from corrosion per The system under the stilted portion of the building will need to be protected.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) WATER SUPPLY/SYSTEM DEMAND INFORMATION: The Water Flow Calculation show a water supply of having a 109- PSI Static; 20 PSI Residual; 3200- GPM Flow. System Demand of 212- gpm (INCLUDES 100 HOSE) at 94- psi is needed at the HYDRANT (4TH FLOOR WET SYSTEM) System Demand of 329 gpm (INCLUDES 250 HOSE) at 88 psi is needed at the HYDRANT (PENTHOUSE DRY SYSTEM) Standpipe Demand of 1000 gpm at 139 psi All hydraulic designed systems are to have the Hydraulic Placard information sign secured to the sprinkler riser.
FYI*****(13) FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION: The FDC shall be located in a CSFD approved location. The FDC shall be located on the front 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 ---FOUR-- 2 1/2" inlets connected to the system by a -6-INCH--- pipe. The plans indicate the FDC is being installed --NORTH SIDE OF COPPER DORM--- 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)
FYI(13) FLUSH AND HYDROSTATIC TESTING: 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: 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.)
Attention(13) MAIN ELECTRICAL ROOM: Automatic fire sprinkler coverage may be omitted in MAIN electrical equipment rooms as long as the following conditions apply: 1. The room is dedicated to electrical equipment only 2. Only dry type electrical equipment is used 3. Equipment is installed in a TWO-hour enclosure 4. No combustible storage is permitted to be stored in the room 5. System smoke detection is provided and connected to a monitored fire alarm system 6. A portable fire extinguisher rated not less than 2A:20B:C is provided at the door giving access into the room (IFC 903.
FYI(13) ELEVATOR PIT SPRINKLER: As required by NFPA Standard 13, a sprinkler head shall be installed within the bottom of the elevator shaft; the head must be installed no more than 2 feet off the floor. The sprinkler pipe that supplies the head must enter the shaft at the lowest possible point to comply with ASME Standard A17.1a Section 102. Excessive runs of pipe in the shaft will not be permitted by CSFD or RBD. (NFPA 13:
Attention(13) ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOM: Automatic fire protection is NOT to be installed in elevator machine rooms. The following requirements must be met in lieu sprinkler protection: 1. The elevator equipment is to be installed to meet the more restrictive of the two options noted below. A) within an enclosure meeting the fire resistive rating of the elevator hoistway OR B) One-hour occupancy separation 2. No combustible storage is permitted to be stored in the room 3. System smoke detection is to be provided and connected to a monitored fire alarm system 4. A portable fire extinguisher rated not less than 2A:20B:C is provided at the door giving access into the room. (IFC 903.
FYI(13) ELEVATOR SHAFT: Automatic fire sprinkler protection is not to be provided at the top of elevator shafts if the shaft meets the Building Code requirements for fire resistive construction. Smoke detection and/or heat detection is not to be installed within the shaft. (NFPA 13:
FYI(13) 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) 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) STOCK OF SPARE SPRINKLERS: A spare sprinkler head box shall be provided and shall contain not less than 6 spare sprinklers. A minimu of 2 sprinkler of each type and temperature rating shall be provided. It shall also contain the sprinkler wrenches need to replace the heads. A list of the sprinklers installed in the property shall be posed in the sprinkler cabinet. The list shall include the following information: a) Sprinkler ID Number b) General description of the sprinkler c) Quanitity of each type of sprinkler contained in the cabinet d) Issue or revision date of the list. (NPPA 13:6.2.9)
FYI(13) EXTERIOR ROOFS, BALCONIES/CANOPIES, PORTE-COCHERES, DECKS AND SIMILAR PROJECTIONS: Sprinklers shall be installed under roofs, canopies, porte-cocheres, balconies, decks or similar projections greater than 2-feet wide over areas where combustible are stored. Temporary stroage such as package delivery, loading/unloading of luggage or motel check-in, or bank drive through windows is not sufficient to justify sprinkler protection. (NFPA 13:8.15.7)
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.
Attention(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: 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 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 -WILKINS 350A----. 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)


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