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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.

MAM A SUITE 100
04250 BUCKINGHAM DR

Review DateStatusComment(s)
4/26/2013 ApprovedMAM A wants to increase the storage height. This is acceptable. They are permitted to go within 2 feet of the ceiling. The updated HPS questionnaire reflects the new storage heights. No changes to floor layout.
3/20/2013 FYIThis project is: Mam A, 4250 Buckingham Dr, Suite 100: Latest date shown on plans reviewed: March 11, 2013 (RBD STAMP) Plans are reviewed to the 2009 Colorado Springs Fire Code.
IAGGREGATE HIGH PILED AREAS: The aggregate of all high-piled storage areas within a building shall be used for determining requirements unless such areas are separated from each other by 1-hour fire-resistance-rated fire barrier walls constructed in accordance with the International Building Code. Openings in such walls shall be protected by opening protective assemblies having a 1-hour fire protection rating. (2003 IFC 2306.3.2.1) ATTENTION INSPECTOR: STORAGE AREAS AS SHOWN ON THE PLANS MUST BE SEPARATED AS INDICATED ABOVE.
FYIRESPONSIBILITY: Our reviews are based upon and limited to the information presented on the drawings and/or the specific materials submitted. Matters not presented within the construction documents submitted, nor items not requested for review, which are required for the granting of permits by the CSFD, are assumed to be reviewed and inspected by others, and not to be considered as part of this review unless noted otherwise herein. No responsibility or duty is accepted, implied, or extended to, for, and/or resulting from construction in any phase, form or manner. The review of these plans does not relieve the architect, contractor, or building owner from designing and building the structure per nationally recognized good standards, and all code and standard requirements. Code and standard requirements are not necessarily noted on the plans, in the plan review comment sheets, or not noted during inspections are still required to be provided and installed so that the building construction is installed in full compliance with all applicable codes and standards. We have reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the 2003 International Fire Code, CSFD local amendments, City Code Standards, applicable NFPA Standards, and using good fire protection practices. All plan review comments are subject to final on-site field inspections, and testing by the CSFD.
FYIINSPECTION SCHEDULING. A minimum of 48-hour notice is recommended for all inspections (subject to change). Due to work loads, holidays, meetings, vacations, etc., CSFD cannot guarantee a 48-hour turnaround on all inspections. Call inspections in with ample time to allow adequate scheduling. Call (719) 385-5978 to request all inspections. When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request. (i.e. 20001234-HP-2) The CSFD approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections. Inspection requests over the fax or answering machines are not accepted.
AttentionTABLE 2306.2. Based upon Table 2306.2 and the information submitted, the COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION is HIGH HAZARD and the SIZE OF HIGH-PILED STORAGE AREA is SEE BELOW sf. This requires the following provisions: STORAGE AREA 1= 2352sf Fire Detection System Building Access Smoke and Heat Removal STORAGE AREA 2= 2352sf Fire Detection System Building Access Smoke and Heat Removal STORAGE AREA 3= 1607sf Fire Detection System Building Access Smoke and Heat Removal
AttentionHIGH-PILE DATA Building square footage: 48860 High pile storage square footage: Storage Area 1 = 2352sf Storage Area 2 = 2352sf Storage Area 3 = 1607sf Sprinkler system: Not Required (per Option 2 in Table 2306.2) Smoke/heat detection: REQUIRED Description of storage: Rack Storage of CD/DVDs Commodity types: High Hazard Plastics: Yes class: Group A percentage: 70% + Non Expanded Cartoned Stable Storage height: 12 FEET Number of storage areas: 3 Storage methods: RACKS Encapsulated: UNK Aisle widths: 74inches Longitudinal flue: size: NOT REQUIRED DUE TO NON SPRINKLERED SPACE-inches Transverse flue: size: NOT REQUIRED DUE TO NON SPRINKLERED SPACE-inches Smoke vents: REQUIRED size: 32sq ft number: 5 total (2 for Areas 1/2 and 1 for Area 3) Exterior access doors: REQUIRED Exterior locking devices: MUST BE KEYED THE SAME Curtain boards (non-spkld bldgs only): REQUIRED BUT NOT APPLICABLE SINCE SEPARATED STORAGE SPACE SMALLER THAN MAXIMUM CURTAIN BOARD AREA. Public accessible storage areas: NO
AttentionSIGNAGE REQUIRED: Approved high pile storage signage is required to be installed at the approved storage height throughout all applicable storage areas. The signage shall be installed in an approved manner per CSFD specifications. SIGNS MUST BE PLACED AT THE 12 FOOT HEIGHT THROUGHOUT EACH STORAGE AREA.
AttentionIf you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Steve "Smitty" Smith, CFPS Fire Protection Engineer II Colorado Springs Fire Department Office of the Fire Marshal 375 Printers Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80910 TEL 719-385-7362 FAX 719-385-7334 sdsmith@springsgov.com
AttentionPERMIT/PLAN REVIEW FEES: The Colorado Springs Fire Department assesses a cost recovery fee to cover the costs associated with fire department plan reviews, fire inspections, and administrative tasks. Fees associated with the CSFD high pile combustible storage review permit process must be paid directly to the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD - 375 Printers Parkway) by cash, check, or credit card. The Regional Building Department will require proof of Fire Department payment before issuing any building permit. It is the responsibility of the owner, builder, architect or designee to ensure that this fee has been paid. NOTE: This fee is different and separate from those associated with the Regional Building Department or Development Review Enterprise fees.
ISMOKE VENT DESIGN: Based on the submitted information, the smoke vents are Model VARIOUS MODELS DUE TO MULTIPLE SIZES by MILCOR Each smoke vent will have dimensions AS NOTED ON THE PLANS. STORAGE AREA 1 Storage SF: 2352sf Commodity Class: HIGH HAZARD Vent Ratio: 1:50 Vent SF: 2352sf/50= 47sf of vent # of Vents: 2 VENTS SHOWN ON PLANS. (4'x7' and 4'x6') STORAGE AREA 2 Storage SF: 2352sf Commodity Class: HIGH HAZARD Vent Ratio: 1:50 Vent SF: 2352sf/50= 47sf of vent # of Vents: 2 VENTS SHOWN ON PLANS. (4'x7' and 4'x6') STORAGE AREA 3 Storage SF: 1607sf Commodity Class: HIGH HAZARD Vent Ratio: 1:50 Vent SF: 1607sf/50= 32sf of vent # of Vents: 1 VENT SHOWN ON PLANS. (4'x8')
AttentionAPPROVED STORAGE HEIGHT: This facility is approved for high piled storage of --HIGH HAZARD-- combustible materials up to --12-- feet. All applicable IFC Chapter 23, IBC, NFPA, and approved fire sprinkler/fire alarm/detection requirements shall be met. ***Note: This approved height does not take sprinkler system requirements into account. Sprinkler system design may require modified storage heights. This will be noted during the fire sprinkler plan review.
FYIKEYED ACCESS DOORS. All required access doors leading into high-piled portions of structures must be provided with keyed locks, which allow for immediate access into the structures. Master keys to lock are to be provided in the required on-site Knox box. (2003 IFC 2306.6.1.4 as amended)
FYIMULTI CLASS HIGH-PILED STORAGE AREAS: High-piled storage areas classified as Class I through Class IV not separated from high-piled storage areas classified as high hazard shall utilize the aggregate of all high-piled storage areas as high hazard for purposes of determining requirements. To be considered as separated, 1-hour fire-resistance-rated fire barrier walls shall be constructed in accordance with the International Building Code. Openings in such walls shall be protected by opening protective assemblies having a 1-hour fire protection rating.(2003 IFC 2306.3.2.1)
FYIAISLE CLEAR HEIGHT. The required aisle width shall extend from floor to ceiling. Rack structural supports and catwalks are permitted to cross aisles at a minimum 6-feet, 8-inches above the finished floor level provided that such supports do not interfere with fire department hose stream trajectory. (2003 IFC 2306.9.2)
FYIAISLE MAINTENANCE. When restocking is not being conducted, aisles shall be kept clear of storage, waste material and debris. Fire department access doors, aisles and exit doors shall not be obstructed. During restocking operations using manual stocking methods, a minimum unobstructed aisle width of 24 inches shall be maintained in 48-inch or smaller aisles, and a minimum unobstructed aisle width of one-half of the required aisle width shall be maintained in aisles greater than 48 inches. During mechanical stocking operations, a minimum unobstructed aisle width of 44 inches shall be maintained. (2003 IFC 2305.4)
FYISMOKE/HEAT VENTS: Based on the information provided, smoke and heat vents are required for the high pile storage area(s). Vents shall be manually openable from the outside, and have a fusible link with a temperature rating of at least 100 degrees above the sprinkler head rated temperature. A copy of the manufactures specification sheets is required to be submitted with your plans and high-pile storage packet. These specification sheets are to indicate the exact type of vent, the fusible link temperature and indicate provisions for manual release from the outside of the building. Each individual smoke and heat vent shall be numbered/lettered both inside and outside in such a manner that each individual vent can be easily identified from both the inside and outside. The numbers/letters shall be bold type style, a minimum of 6-inch in height, and with 3/4-inch stroke. (2003 IFC 2306.7,2306.7.1 thru 7.3 and 910 as amended)
FYIACCESS DOORS: Access doors shall be accessible without the use of a ladder. A minimum of one access door shall be provided in each 100 lineal feet (30 480 mm), or fraction thereof, of the exterior walls which face required fire apparatus access roads. Access doors shall not be less than 3 feet (914 mm) in width and 6 feet 8 inches (2032 mm) in height. Roll-up doors shall not be used unless approved. Only approved locking devices shall be used. All access doors leading into high-pile portions of structures must be provided with keyed locks which allow for immediate access into the structures. Master keys to locks are to be provided in the required on-site Knox Box. (TM) (2003 IFC 2306.6.1 as amended)


 

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