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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)
11/8/2012 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: El Paso County Coroners Office, 2741 E Las Vegas: interior remodel Date of Plans: 10.25.12 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: 1. From, select PLAN REVIEW then FIND PLANS next COLORADO SPRINGS 2. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
Attention*****(STANDARD COMMENT) RED-LINED COMMENTS The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Fire sprinkler system Abandonment: Section 901.7.7 of the 2009 IFC as amended states When a fire protection system is permanently removed from service it shall be completely removed for the structure to include all valves, panels, devices, appliances, wiring, piping, appurtenances, FDCs, etc. The only portion of the system permitted to remain includes portions concealed in walls or hard lid areas. The water riser stub coming out the ground and associated fire line shall be abandoned in accordance with CSU requirements.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CHANGE OF USE/OCCUPANCY It appears this project is a change of use or occupancy for this building. As such, the building must meet the current adopted fire code for its new use/occupancy.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) CONSTRUCTION SPLICES You are strongly encouraged to have any splices that may occur during this project, reviewed by CSFD. Failure to do so, can result in coordination issues that could prevent a final inspection from being completed, thus delaying the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Fire Extinguishers shall be provided in accordance with Section 906 of the 2009 IFC. Install extinguishers in highly visible and accessible locations, never in a dead-end area, and always try to place them near an exit pathway or at an exit(s). Mount 4" off floor to a maximum of 5 ft. to the top of the fire ext. (HINT: About waist high is perfect.) "FIRE EXTINGUISHER" signs may need to be posted to properly identify where the units are located if they're not highly visible.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ADDRESSING Address shall be posted on street addressed side of structure. Minimum 5" numbers with 1/2" stroke. Contrasting color to background. (2009 IFC 505.1)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) REMOTE ADDRESS A remote address sign is required for this structure because it sits over 100 feet from the addressing street. The building, therefore, is required to have a minimum of two address numbers posted. One address must be posted on the structure itself. The second must be a remote address sign clearly posted at all of the street entrances to the structure. All addressing is to comply with the 2011 Regional Building Code 312.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) EXIT SIGNS AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING: Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting shall be in compliance with the adopted building and fire code. Paths of egress will be verified to be compliant, even if they are beyond the scope of work. If your scope of work impacts the means of egress, i.e. a new conference room - the path of egress beyond that scope of work will be verified to make sure occupants can safely egress the building.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) LOCKING HARDWARE: All locking and latching devices shall comply with the requirements of the adopted building and fire code.
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.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) JAH - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS: Your assigned inspector is Jeff Hanenberg. Please call 719-385-5982 Extension 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.
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 requirements are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether or not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents. The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the adopted fire code requirements, 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) PERMITS Insure all applicable permits are obtained from the Regional Building Department and the Colorado Springs Fire Department for the work that is being done at this site.
11/8/2012 OConversation with Shelley, Construction Reviewer at RBD is that the owner wants to abandon the sprinkler system in place should they decide to extend the system in to the new addition at some point in the future. I advised Shelley to do so would require a variance thorugh FBA.
E-MailFrom: Richardson, Mike [] Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:57 PM To: George Diestelkamp Cc: ''; Tony Burke Subject: RE: Coroners office We did have a meeting with the RBD, and have since submitted an updated Code Analysis Plan for Phase II, which Dee probably has not seen yet. For Phase I, we will be submitting the attached sheet to replace the old one, which will abandon the existing sprinkler system in the existing building and the contractor will demo the main line. The entire building with the addition is now classified Type IIB and is not sprinklered. Please review the plan and let us know of any additional questions. I realize this is jumping ahead of ourselves a little bit, but because of the 2 phases some of the issues were not resolved until after submitting Phase II for permit. Hope it's not too confusing, talk to you soon. Mike Richardson, AIA Associate / Project Architect HB&A | 102 E. Moreno Avenue | Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719.473.7063 ext.35 | | From: George Diestelkamp [] Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:27 PM To: Richardson, Mike Cc: ''; Tony Burke Subject: FW: Coroners office Mike, Please see Doreen's e-mail below. I know you have had conversations with RBD concerning this issue and plans have changed since we met. Please respond with an update. Thanks, George George R. Diestelkamp (719) 520-6575 From: Withee, Doreen E [] Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 11:42 AM To: George Diestelkamp Subject: Coroners office George, I have the plans for the remodel at the Coroner's office and have questions on the sprinkler system. I know during our meeting we discussed the pros and cons of sprinklering now versus later. At that time, I was under the impression this building is not sprinklered. Our records show this is a sprinklered building, however I have no details on that system. The RBD reviewer placed a note on the code plan that the existing is to be abandoned in place. This is suggesting a sprinkler system is provided. Can you shed some light? Is a sprinkler system already provided in this building? Is the plan to demo it out at this time and retrofit with the addition? Doreen E. Withee, CET, CFPS Fire Protection Engineer II Colorado Springs Fire Department Construction Services


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