||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: El Paso County Metro Office, 210 S Tejon: interior remodel - 1st floor
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: SIMPLEXGRINNELL
Fire alarm system is being installed by: BIBLE ELECTRIC
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) ADDITIONS AND REMODELS TO EXISTING SYSTEMS:
Existing systems shall comply with current codes and standards for all areas occupied by the tenant, not just the area of remodel. (CSFD Administrative Ruling 2010-2)|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) Scope of Work: modify existing sytsem for 1st floor remodel
EXISTING CONDITIONS AS DECLARED:
building is provided with PBX phone system
DACT communications - pre-2013 with 2 phone lines
temporal evac tones - synchronized (2008 remodel)
Auxiliary functions of: elevator recall, DD monitoring, suppression monitoring
NOTE: Due to this building being only partially sprinklered, a manual fire alarm system is required.
The Simplex 4100U addressable panel is the "slave panel," which will report signals to the existing panel. |
|Approved/Corrected||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection:
1. Open office 134 - verify wall noted is either a lintel or a pony/half wall for notificatin purposes as there are no doors noted for this space.
2. Open office 103 and Files 110 - if these are open to the corridor (no doors provided) then smoke detection will need to be extended into these areas for consistency purposes.
3. Break rooms 106 and 115 shall be provided with heat detection for consistency purposes with the existing break room 150.
4. Open office 117 and Break ARea 117A - if this area is to be provided with a microwave, then smoke detection will not be permitted.
5. Unassigned areas - depending on use, notification may be required.
6. Mechanical Room - verify audible levels per IFC are met, or provide visual notification if ambient noise levels are too loud to safely provide audible notification.
|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) 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.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT 11) ROUGH-IN PERMIT AND INSPECTIONS:
All Fire Alarm systems wiring installed within the City of Colorado Springs must be inspected by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department PRIOR TO the Fire Final on the system. This will require the installing contractor to obtain a Rough-In Permit issued by the Regional Building Department. Please call RBD at 327-2880 for additional information on how to obtain this permit.|
|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.
Please call 719-385-5982 Extension 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.
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 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