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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)
4/25/2013 ILocations of exhaust fans have been submitted. Inspector to verify applicable exhaust fan comments and perform acceptance testing per comments.
IAisles within the rack storage may be less than 8 feet however, the storage height must be less than 20 feet. Under no circumstances shall the storage heights be 20 feet or greater when the aisles on any side of the rack is less than 8 feet.
IPower for the controls for the smoke exhaust fans shall be on the same circuit as the smoke exhaust fans such that when the main power to the building, the exhaust fans and controls for the exhaust fans still have power. It is realized that if power to the building is shut down at the street, there will be no power to the exhaust fans/controls.
ISeparate power shall be routed to the smoke exhaust fans such that when building power is shut down (from within the building, not at the street), power to the smoke exhaust fans remains intact. This power control for the exhaust fans shall be clearly and adequately labeled so as not to cause confusion during a fire event. It is realized that if the power to the building is shut down from the street, the power to the smoke exhaust fans will be lost.
ISwitches controlling each and all exhaust fans and louver combination shall be provided immediately adjacent to the FACP. Currently these controls are not located in a central location that provides easy access for emergency responders.
IA permanently affixed diagram indicating the location of each exhaust fan and it's associated louver in association with the switch that controls each combination shall be provided and located immediately next to the FACP. The intent is to provide emergency responders a way of knowing which exhaust fans are being opened and where they are located in relation to the emergency.
IEach motor for each exhaust fan must operate at a minimum amperage in order to achieve the desired CFM needed. The minimum amperage that each motor of each fan must operate at is noted on the Smoke Evacuation Floor Plan. Fire Inspector to verify this for each fan.
IAPPROVED STORAGE HEIGHT: This facility is approved for high piled storage of --CLASS IV-- combustible materials up to --22-- feet. All applicable IFC Chapter 23, IBC, NFPA, and approved fire sprinkler/fire alarm/detection requirements shall be met. (This height is changed from the original proposed height of 20') ***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.
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.
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.
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.
AttentionThe submitted information regarding the existing exhaust fans includes the following information: 8.9 Air changes per hour with a total exhaust of 145,437 CFM. Per Equation 9-10 (Section 910.4.2) where C=Ax300, the equivalent area of smoke vents this CFM provides is 485sf. Per Table 910.3 and utilizing a 1:75 ratio, the required area for smoke vents is 498sf (37,350sf of HPS/75). The smoke evacuation fans is 97.4% of the total square footage needed compared to smoke vents. For this situation, the smoke evac fans may be used in lieu of the required smoke/heat vents.
FYIRESUBMITTED: The plans have been resubmitted and all the disapproved comments have been addressed and/or corrected as follows: 1- HVAC information regarding the existing exhaust fans has been submitted.
FYIREVIEW COUNT: This is the 2nd review of these plans.
FYIHigh pile storage questionnaire not more accurately represents submitted plans.
FYIAPPROVED STORAGE HEIGHT: This facility is approved for high piled storage of --CLASS IV-- combustible materials up to --20-- 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.
FYITABLE 2306.2. Based upon Table 2306.2 and the information submitted, the COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION is CLASS IV and the SIZE OF HIGH-PILED STORAGE AREA is 38400 sf. This requires the following provisions: Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Building Access Smoke and Heat Removal The Maximum Pile Dimension is 100' The Maximum Permissible Storage Height is 22' The Maximum Pile Volume is 220,000cf
FYIHIGH-PILE DATA Building square footage: 102,500sf High pile storage square footage: 38400sf Sprinkler system: REQUIRED Smoke/heat detection: Not Required Description of storage: Consumer electronics Commodity types: CLASS IV Plastics:YES class: A percentage: Expanded/Non Expanded Exposed/Cartoned Stable Storage height: 22 FEET (See aisle comments) Number of storage areas: 1 Storage methods: Racks and piles Encapsulated: NO Aisle widths: Min 8 ft for storage >19 feet Longitudinal flue: size: 6-inches Transverse flue: size: 8-inches Smoke vents: REQUIRED - MECHANICAL EXHAUST FANS PRESENT size: number: Exterior access doors: REQUIRED Exterior locking devices: REQUIRED Curtain boards (non-spkld bldgs only): N/A Public accessible storage areas: NO
FYISIGNAGE 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.
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)
4/17/2013 FYIThis project is: Encore Holdings, 1610 Garden of the Gods Road. High Pile Storage Plans. Latest date shown on plans reviewed: 4/15/13 (Questionnaire) Plans are reviewed to the 2009 Colorado Springs Fire Code.
DisapprovedInformation on the submitted questionnaire does not appear accurate. Specifically the Pile Storage section as well as commodity classification. Commodities are a Class IV and not Class III. Additionally, the questionnaire used is incorrect. Submit accurate information on the NEW BUILDINGS OR TENANTS Questionnaire. It is understood that Tech for Less was in this space prior. However they have since moved and closed out the prior permit. Since a new permit is being generated for essentially a new tenant, the proper questionnaire must be used.
DisapprovedDue to the commodities being stored and size of storage area, smoke removal is required for the space. Provide plans and details on the smoke removal system being utilized.
DisapprovedPer the sprinkler system design, a minimum of 8 feet must be provided for aisles between racks. Plans indicate aisles less than 8 feet. Modify plans to show at least 8 feet for aisles between racks.


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