||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Old Chicago, 7115 Commerce Center Dr: system work only
Date of Plans: 4/18/13
This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted Editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code and the related Standards.|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 5) DESIGNER/INSTALLER INFORMATION
Fire Alarm system was designed by: WSFP
Fire alarm system is being installed by: WSFP
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) Scope of Work: EMERGENCY PANEL REPLACEMENT DUE TO WATER DAMAGE
|Approved/Corrected||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection:
1. Battery calculations shall be provided prior to inspection
|FYI||*****(COMMERCIAL) FACP LOCATION:
The panel is shown as being installed in ---OFFICE--- . |
Off-site monitoring of this fire alarm system is required and shall be provided by an approved monitoring agency.
The phone number to be used to report a fire emergency is (719) 444-7632.
|FYI||(COMMERCIAL) MONITORING FOR INTEGRITY:
All means of interconnecting equipment, devices, appliances and wiring connections shall be monitored for the integrity of interconnecting conductors or equivalent path.
Monitoring for integrity shall not be required for the interconnection between enclosures containing control equipment located within 20-feet of each other where the conductors are installed in conduit or equivalently protected against mechanical injury.
This includes all panels, sub-panels, communications methods, notification appliances, initiating devices, etc.
|FYI||(COMMERCIAL) DACT COMMUNICATIONS
The DACT shall be connected to the public switched telephone network ahead of any privately owned equipment (18.104.22.168.1)
The primary communication method shall be a POTS loop-start telephone line. The required secondary communication method may be as permitted by 22.214.171.124.1.4(A).|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 13) LICENSED INSTALLER/SERVICE TECHNICIAN
An On-Site Installer/Service Technicial shall supervise all on-site work on any fire protection system. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Certificate (RBD Wallet Card), on his/her person, while on the job site.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 9) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION
It is the installers responsibility to certify, through the use of this form, that the system has been properly installed and tested.
The form is to be filled out in its entirety PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRE INSPECTOR conducting the final inspection and/or the acceptance test of the system.
FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
At the time of this inspection the Fire Inspector will expect ALL devices involved in this fire alarm project to be tested. The installer should be aware of the fact that in a larger facility there may by a need to isolate the fire alarm system to only the area being tested. This testing method may be needed in such buildings as Hospitals, High Rise office buildings, and Malls to name a few. Regardless of how the fire alarm test is going to be conducted the alarm installer is to insure that building owner and/or manager and the General Contractor has been informed of the test criteria, time and date of the test, and have given their approval.
NOTE - Fire alarm installers shall also complete the "RECORD OF COMPLETION" forms prior to scheduling a fire alarm final. A copy of this form can be found in NFPA 72.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) RECORD OF COMPLETION:
The Record of Completion (ROC) shall be filled out in accordance with 10.18.2 for new installations.
All modifications made after the initial installation shall be recorded on a revised Record of Completion. All changes shall be shown and the revised ROC and shall include a revision date.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) PRE-TEST REQUIREMENT:
Before requesting final approval of the installation, the installing contractor shall furnish a written statement that the system has been installed in accordance with approved plans and testing in accordance with the manufacturer's published instructions and the appropriate NFPA requirements. (10.18.1.3)
CSFD requires a 100% pre-test - Evidence may be documented on the Record of Completion.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) REACCEPTANCE TESTING:
When an initiating device, notification appliance or control relay is added it shall be functionally tested. If one of these items is deleted, another like item on the circuits shall be operated.
Modifications or repairs to control equipment hardware (ie. Panel Replacements) inputs and outputs as well as lamps shall be verified.
Changes made to site-specific software the following shall apply:
a) All functions known to be affected by the change or identified by a means that indicates changes shall be 100% tested.
b) Additionally, 10% of initiating devices not directly affected shall be tested and correct system operation shall be verified.
Changes to all control units shall require a minimum 10% functions test of the system, including a test of at least one device on each input/output circuit.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 14) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS
The approved set of plans, manufacture's product data sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) AS-BUILT PLANS
All deviations from approved plans shall be documented and submitted to CSFD for archival. Reviews will not be conducted on as-builts, unless specifically required by the fire inspector, as these field changes are often verified as compliant by the fire inspectors. All as-built plans shall be conspicuously marked as such.|
|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.|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) RCE - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:
Your assigned Inspector is Rhonda Embres. Please call 719-385-5982 and choose option 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 19) PLAN REVIEW/PERMIT FEES
All fire department fees are to be paid prior to issuance of any permits. These fees must be paid directly to the Colorado Springs Fire Department - Development Review Enterprise - at 2880 International Circle - Suite 200-7.|
|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 requirement are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether of not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents.
The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the adopted International Fire Code, 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) DEW REVIEWER CONTACT:
If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at:
Doreen "Dee" Withee, CFPS
Fire Protection Engineer II, CSFD
2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(T) 719-385-7361 / (F) 719-385-7330