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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.

WOODMEN RIDGE APARTMENTS BLDG 5
05688 WOODMEN RIDGE VW

Review DateStatusComment(s)
5/13/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Woodmen Ridge Apartments, 5688 Woodmen Ridge Vw: new apartment building - Building 5 Date of Plans: 4.23.13 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 3) HEAD EXTENDERS: BE ADVISED: Head Extenders are not allowed in the City of Colorado Springs.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: RANGER FIRE 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 ATTIC AND BREEZEWAYS Type of head (s): RESIDENTIAL K=4.9 TEMP 155-175; 5=5.6 TEMP 200 Design Density: 0.05 Design Area: 4 HEADS Adjustments: NONE Flex Connections: NOT PERMITTED 2010 NFPA 13R
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) WATER SUPPLY/SYSTEM DEMAND INFORMATION: The Water Flow Calculation show a water supply of having a -75---- PSI Static; 20 PSI Residual; ---3000-- GPM Flow. (CALCULATED TO 67 PSI STATIC W/ 2200 GPM FLOR) Sprinkler Demand of --147-- gpm, including --100--- hose demand, at --59-- psi is needed at the HYDRANT A. 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 will have --ONE--- 2 1/2" inlets connected to the system by a ---2-INCH-- pipe. The plans indicate the FDC is being installed --SOUTH 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)
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) 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. (2009 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.
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 6 spare sprinklers shall be kept on the premises. (NFPA 13R:11.1) A list of the sprinklers installed in teh property shall be posted in the sprinkler cabinet. the list shall include the following information: a) Sprinkler ID Number b) General description of the sprinkler c) Quantity of each type of sprinkler contained in the cabinet d) Issue or revision date of the list
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)
Attention(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 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: 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 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 ---WATTS 919 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) AS-BUILT PLANS All deviations from approved plans shall be documented and submitted to CSFD for archival. Reviews will not be conducted on as-builts, unless specifically required by the fire inspector, as these field changes are often verified as compliant by the fire inspectors. All as-built plans shall be conspicuously marked as such.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) RCE - SCHEDULING 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. Your assigned Inspector is Rhonda Embres. 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)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Doreen "Dee" Withee, CFPS Fire Protection Engineer II, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7361 / (F) 719-385-7330 dwithee@springsgov.com
4/18/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Woodmen Ridge Apartments, 5592 Woodmen Ridge Vw: new apartment building Date of Plans: 4.4.13 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) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: RANGER FIRE 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) 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)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Doreen "Dee" Withee, CFPS Fire Protection Engineer II, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7361 / (F) 719-385-7330 dwithee@springsgov.com
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. Water Supply was not reduced by 10% as required in the hydraulic calculations - the water supply curve shall be accompanied by a secondary parallel curve under which the demand point must fall! 2. Building Type I - you have 3 remote areas, and you suddenly change the water supply infomration on the 3rd calculations. If you are calculated all the buildings back to Hydrant A, why not use the same hydraulic information for that node (3000 gpm @ 20 psi residual, 75 psi static) for all the calculations? If you are going to calc to the same point for all buildings, use the same water supply information for all the calculations. If you are going to use different water supplies, then you must use the worst case water supply information for each water supply, then calc to the point of conection to that water main using the longest fire line for the building type, etc. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved(STANDARD COMMENT 44) CONTRACTOR LICENSING: The plans can not be reviewed at this time. Our records indicate the license for this Fire Suppression Contractor is not current. Please contact the Contractor Licensing Office of the Regional Building Department to correct this problem. ---xxx--NICET Expired November 2012
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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