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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.

UCCS SUMMIT VILLAGE COPPER BLDG 30
01010 AUSTIN BLUFFS PY

Review DateStatusComment(s)
3/6/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Copper Dorm UCCS, Summit Village, Building 30: new dorm Date of Plans: 2.11.13 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: IES 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 6) FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN: ---XXX--Occupant Notification --XXX---Manual --XXX---Automatic ---XXX--Partial Detection - CORRIDORS AUXILIARY FUNCTIONS: --XXX---Elevator Recall --XXX---Duct Detector --XXX---Waterflow
FYI*****(COMMERCIAL) FACP LOCATION: The panel is shown as being installed in ---1ST FLOOR VESTIBULE--- .
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 -----39.9---- AH. The new fire panel is shown to be provided with two 12 volt /---6.2-- AH batteries. The plans indicate the batteries will be wired in SERIES to provide 24 volts @ 6.2--- AH supplying a current draw of ---4.4------ 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. NOTE: THIS SYTEM IS A PROPRIETARY MONITORED SYSTEM, MONITORED BY THE UCCS PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICE. COMMUNICATIONS VIA FIBER OPTIC.
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 72:10.19)
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 adopted IFC. The sound level of the alarm system should be tested with a sound meter prior to the Acceptance Test. (IFC 907.6.2.1)
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 2013 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: 18.4.2.4)
Attention(COMMERCIAL) MULTI-CANDELLA STROBES: Multi-candella strobes are indicated in this design, verify the candella setting as indicated on the plans.
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)
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. 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.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 12) STATE PROJECTS ROUGH-IN PERMIT AND INSPECTIONS: All Fire Alarm systems wiring installed within the City of Colorado Springs must be inspected by the State Electrical Inspector PRIOR TO the Fire Final on the system. The State Electrical Inspector shall sign in the appropriate space on the CSFD permit card that the rough-inspection has been done and approved.
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 adopted 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)
2/20/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Copper Dorm UCCS, Summit Village, Building 30: new dorm Date of Plans: 1.4.13 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) 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: Item 9 is unresolved: IFC 102.7 Referenced Standards: The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 45 and such codes and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extend of each such reference. Where differences occur between the provisions of this code and the referenced standard, the provisions of the code shall apply. Commentary: A referenced code or standards or portion thereof is an enforceable extension of the code as if the content #were included in the body of the code. Where a code section referencing a standard contains no content limitation, all applicable provision s of the standard may be applied to the extent that they do not conflict with similar provision on the code# A fire alarm system is defined by IFC as: a system or portion of acombination system consisting of components and circuits arranged to monitor and annunciator the status of fire alarm or supervisory signal-initaiting devices and to initiate the appropriate response to those signals. The Commentary to the IFC continues: Fire Alarm systems are installed in buildings to limit fire casualties and property losses by notifying the occupants of the building, the local fire department or both in the case of an emergency condition. The alarm notification appliances associated with the fire alarm system are intended to be evacuation alarms. All fire alarm systems must be designed and installed to comply with NFPA 72. 907.2: An approved fire alarm system installed in accordance with the provisions of this code and NFPA 72 shall be provided in new buildings and structuresin accordance with sections 907.2.1 through 907.2.23 and provide occupant notification in accordance with section 907.6.... There is no conflict between the code and standard, the code requires the ability for visible notification to be provided in R2 dwelling/sleeping units and NFPA 72 flat out requires the visible notification to be provided, thereby extending the code requirement. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
FYICode Summary (paraphrased) for fire alarm system notification in R2 occupancies: 907.2.9 R2 occupancies: Fire alarm systems and smoke alarms shall be installed in Group R2 occupancies as required in section 907.2.9.1 and 2.9.2. 907.2.9.1 requires a manual system, which is provided. 907.2.9.2 requires single and multiple station smoke alarms to be installed in accordance with 907.2.11. 907.2.11.2 for R2 occupancies - smoke alarms shall be installed and maintained#at all of the following locations: on the ceiling outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms; in each room used for sleeping purposes; on each story with in a dwelling unit. 907.2.11.3 all smoke alarms within a dwelling unit shall be interconnected. 907.2.11.4 smoke alarm shall receive primary power from building wiring and shall be equipped with a battery backup. If not provided with battery backup, then they shall be connected to an emergency electrical system. 907.6 Occupant notification systems. A fire alarm system shall annunciate at the pans and shall initiate occupant notification upon activation in accordance with section s 907.6.1 through 6.2.3.4. 907.6.2 Alarm notification appliances shall be provided #Commentary: the code requires that fire alarm system be equipped with approved alarm notification appliances so that in an emergency, the fire alarm system will notify the occupants of the need for evacuation # 907.6.2.1 Audible alarms shall be provided# 907.6.2.3 Visible Alarms shall be provided in accordance with 907.6.2.3.1 through 6.2.3.4. commentary: Visible alarm notification appliances are to be installed in conjunction with the audible devices and located and oriented so that they will display alarm signals throughout a space#Both are required. 907.6.2.3.4 In Group R2 occupancies required to have a fire alarm system, all dwelling units and sleeping units shall be provided with the capability to support visible alarm notification appliances.
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.
1/31/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Eldora Dorm UCCS, Summit Village, Building 29: new dorm Date of Plans: 1.4.13 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: IES COMMERCIAL 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) 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. Installing contractor is not licensed to work in Colorado Springs - see additional comment. 2. Provide a scaled site plan - a vicinity map does not suffice for this requirement. 3. City of Colorado Springs is under the 2011 NEC, please correct the drawings. 4. Matrix/elevator shafts - detection is not permitted in elevator shafts. 5. Elevator shunt trip is not permit in Colorado Springs 6. What is the delay in reporting a/c power loss? 7. Electrical rooms are provided with inconsistent smoke detection coverage - please clarify. 8. Vestibules provided with smoke detection - please clarify how you will deal with environmental contamination of dust with these detectors. Typically, we don't put detectors in the vestibules, and if an absolute must have, then we recommend alarm verification to be added to these detectors. 9. Plans do not appear to address section 18.5.4.6.1 of the 2010 NFPA 72 requiring visible notification in the sleeping rooms. Please clarify. 10. Sheet 103 - noted exits to connecting walk-way. Can you get to the public way from these doors? If not, these are NOT defined as exits and therefore, pull stations cannot be placed at them. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved(STANDARD COMMENT 25) CONTRACTOR LICENSING. Our records indicate the license for this Fire Alarm Contractor is not current. Please contact the Contractor Licensing Office of the Regional Building Department AT 719-327-2887 to correct this problem. IES COMMERCIAL IS NOT A LICENSED FIRE ALARM CONTRACTOR IN COLORADO SPRINGS
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.


 

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