||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Four Wheel Parts, 1749 S Academy Bl: fire sprinkler riser work only - convert dry system to wet
Date of Plans: 5.3.13
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 6) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: SIMPLEXGRINNELL
CSFD does not allow any combustibles into a building until a sprinkler system has passed it's final acceptance test performed by CSFD Inspector's.|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) SCOPE OF WORK:
Area/scope of work is --CONVERT DRY SYSTEM TO WET------of the building.
Flex Connections: NOT PERMITTED
NO PLANS WITH THIS SUBMITTAL - JUST RISER DIAGRAM
ITEMS 1-3 OF LETTER ARE PERMITTABLE ITEMS
ITEMS 4-8 ARE CONSIDERED MAINTENANCE
NO CALCULATIONS NECESSARY DUE TO SMALLER DESIGN AREA ALLOWANCES OF WET SYSTEMS; LESS PRESSURE LOSS THROUGH RISER, THUS RESULTED IN AN OVERALL REDUCED DEMAND FROM ORIGINAL DESIGN.
NEW RISER PLACARD SHALL BE PROVIDED.|
|FYI||(13) ELECTRICAL SUPERVISION REQUIRED:
All valves controlling the water supply for automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, tanks, water levels and temperatures, critical air pressures, and water flow switches on all sprinkler systems shall be electrically supervised. (2003 IFC 903.4)
An approved central station, remote station or proprietary supervising station as defined by national standards shall monitor this supervision.
PLEASE NOTE - Separately Fire Department approved plans and permits are to be obtained prior to the installation of the required sprinkler system monitoring system or fire alarm system.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 20) LICENSED INSTALLER:
An On-Site Installer shall supervise all on-site work on any fire sprinkler project. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Card issued by RBD, on his person, while on the job site.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 23) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS:
The approved set of Fire Sprinkler Plans, cut sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 27) FREEZING CONDITIONS
It is the designer's responsibility to provide the building owner with a system design that will continue to function reliably even under adverse temperature conditions. The sprinkler contractor must be conscious of field conditions that may affect the performance of their system, such as drafts, disturbed insulation, installation along exterior walls, etc. and incorporate such conditions into a reliable design.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 35) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION:
It is the installer's responsibility to certify through this form (attached to the plans) 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 acceptance test of the system.
FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 36) GENERAL INFORMATION SIGN
A general information sign used to identify the system design basis and information relative to the requirements of NFPA 25, shall be provided with a permanently marked weather-proof metal or rigid plastic sign, secured at each system control riser, antifreeze loop and auxiliary control valve.
|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.|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) JAH - SCHEUDLING 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.
Your assigned inspector is Jeff Hanenberg. Please call 719-385-5982 and choose option 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 37) ROUGH VISUAL INSPECTIONS:
Rough Visual inspections shall be completed PRIOR TO any bucket tests or final inspections.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 38) CONCEALED WORK:
The fire sprinkler piping shall not be covered up by walls, sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... prior to the CSFD visual inspections of the piping. If the piping is covered, and the inspectors cannot inspect it as is required by Fire Code, the walls,sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... will be required to be removed. If this means that finished ceilings will need to be removed, this will be required to be done!
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 39) 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 2003 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