||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Trichome Health Consultants 3120 Beacon St Remodel and Change of Occupancy
Date of Plans: 02/15/13
You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments:
1. From www.pprbd.org, 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) 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.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) IMPACT TO EXITING AND/OR FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Egress components and fire protection systems that may be negatively impacted by yoru scope of work will be required to comply with the currently adopted fire code. As an example, if your work increases the occupant load of a space, the existing egress components will be required to comply with the requirements of the new occupant load.|
|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.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
PLAN REVIEWS DO NOT INCLUDE REVIEW OF TYPE, SIZE OR PLACEMENT OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
Fire extinguisher type, size and placement shall be in accordance with the requirements of the currently adopted International Fire Code and the current edition of NFPA 10.
The general fire extinguisher requirement for commercial structures is met with a typical dry chemical fire extinguisher with a minimum of 2A10BC rating.
If there are special hazards in this building there may be requirements for specific or different fire extinguishers and this should be discussed with the reviewer at Colorado Springs Fire Department.
If the owner and/or occupant wishes to deviate from the fire extinguisher listed above, please contact your inspector and/or plan reviewer early in the project to avoid delays at the time of final.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) EXTENSION CORDS AND MULTI-PLUG ADAPTERS
Power sources shall comply with Section 605 of the 2009 IFC, especially with regard to the use of extension cords and multi-plug adapters.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) INTERIOR FINISH:
Interior finish, to include wall coverings and window treatments shall comply with Table 803.3 of the 2009 IFC.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) INFUSED PRODUCTS
Infused product processes involve some chemicals, equipment, and procedures that must be reviewed and inspected by CSFD Hazardous Materials personnel.
Please be informed that this will be required at any time the business is in operation upon discovery.
Some examples to keep in mind are butane, isopropanol, high pressure Carbon Dioxide and or Carbon Dioxide generators/burners/cylinders, hydrogen peroxide, sulfur evaporators. These are not a conclusive list, just some common items found.
Please notify CSFD plan reviewer and/or inspector immediately of any infusing process occuring on this site.|
|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.
|Attention||(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)|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) SUITE NUMBERS
Provide suite numbers as per the adopted fire code. In malls or shopping center suites-4" high w/ 1/2" stroke and visible at 50 feet, hotel rooms 2" high w/ 1/4" stroke, and office suites 2" high w/ 1/4" stroke.
Suite numbers shall be provided on the rear doors of multi-tenant strip centers as well.
|Attention||(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.|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) LOCKING HARDWARE:
All locking and latching devices shall comply with the requirements of the adopted building and fire code.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) HIGH PILED-NOT APPROVED
This facility will not be permitted to stock over 12 feet, and proper "NO STACKING OVER 12' " signs must be posted throughout the warehouse/stock room as per CSFD requirements if this building is capable of stacking over 12 feet. |
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) HAZ-MAT CERTIFICATION FORM
The hazardous materials amount certification form has been completed, submitted and attached to the building plans. This form states that there WILL NOT be excessive amounts of hazardous materials at this facility.
CSFD Inspectors will verify this when the Fire final inspections of the occupancy are conducted.|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) CARBON DIOXIDE
Facilities shall declare the storage and use of small Insulated Carbon Dioxide Systems used in Beverage Dispensing.
Gaseous Carbon Dioxide is an asphyxiant gas and exposure to high concentrations may cause toxic effects including asphyxiation. To provide for the safety of building occupants and emergency personnel, ventilation in accordance with the IFC Sections 3007.2, 2704.3 or 2705.1.9 is required where concentrations of this gas are stored or present.
All new or proposed building ventilation system designs shall submit for review and permit approval to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.
|Attention||(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.
NOTE: CALL 719-385-5982 AND CHOOSE OPTION 2 TO SCHEDULE INSPECTIONS.|
|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.
|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.