||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Overlook Deck, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn Zoo Rd: new overlook deck
Date of Plans: 3.25.13
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) 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.
|Approved||(STANDARD COMMENT) IGNITION-RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION is required for use.
1. For any portion of the attached structure with projections or overhangs, the area below shall have all horizontal under-floor areas enclosed with ignition resistive materials such as allowed in item 1 above.
2. Decks and other habitable spaces shall be of ignition resistant or non-combustible decking materials, such as metal or composite materials. Wood is permitted for use for large structural components and railings (ie vertical members).
3. The base of exterior walls, posts or columns shall be protected on the bottom side with provision such as fire resistant foam or wire mesh having openings no larger than 1/8-inch.
|Approved||(STANDARD COMMENT) FUELS MANAGEMENT
Brush patches or clusters may be left in the safety zone, but shall be separated by clear areas of 10-feet or more of noncombustible materials or grass mowed to not more than 4-inches in height.
CLEARANCE TO MAIN STRUCTURE:
No combustible brush, trees or shrubs shall be allowed to be left, planted or allowed to grow within 15-feet of the main structure or significant accessory structure such as sheds, decks and pergolas. The trunks of deciduous trees may be allowed to be planted as close as 10-feet from structures where approved by the Fire Code Official.
Small brush patches not exceeding 100-square feet in size or trees no larger than 15 linear feet in any direction may be allowed to encroach into this zone.
PRUNING OF LIMBS:
Large trees shall not be allowed to have limbs overlap smaller trees or brush, creating ladder fuels, and shall be pruned of limbs to a height up to 10-feet while maintaining a minimum 70% of the tree's crown. Certain tree clusters may be permitted if sufficient clear area is provided and approved by the Fire Code Official.
CLEARANCE OF TREE BRANCHES TO STRUCTURES OR APPURTENANCES:
Character tree branches shall not extend over or under the roof or eaves, and the canopy or drip-line shall not be within 15-feet of a deck or similar combustible projection, wood burning appliance or chimney unless approved by the Fire Code Official.
For additional information concerning this issue - contact our Wildfire Mitigation Administrator at 385-7368 or www.springsgov.com/fire
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) ACCESS FOR FIREFIGHTING
Approved vehicle access for firefighing shall be provided to all construction/demolition sites. Vehicle access shall be either temporary or permanent roads, capable of supporting vehicle loading under all weather conditions. Vehicle access shall be maintained until permanent fire apparatus access roads are available. (2009 IFC 1410)|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) OCCUPANT LOAD
THE OCCUPANT LOAD FOR THIS FACILITY IS: 49
The occupant load, calculated by the Regional Building Department shall be posted in a visible location. This determined number shall not be exceeded under any circumstance.
|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.
|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.