||Attention||I spoke with Larry Whitaker regarding this project. They would like to occupy a portion of this space with cubicles prior to the completion of all the work. We discussed the need to ensure exiting and life safety was not impacted during the partial occupancy.
Also discussed was the fire alarm testing. I told Larry that we would have to conduct the fire alarm acceptance test for the space once all the work was completed. As this space will already be partially occupied Xerox would need to understand that there would be a brief interruption to their operations while we test the fire alarm system. Xerox will need to accommodate the test during regular business hours as an after hours inspection will not be guaranteed. |
||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Xerox, 2424 W Garden of the Gods Rd, Suite 570: interior remodel
Date of Plans: 7.29.13
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.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) IMPACT TO EXITING AND/OR FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Egress components and fire protection systems that may be negatively impacted by yoru scope of work will be required to comply with the currently adopted fire code. As an example, if your work increases the occupant load of a space, the existing egress components will be required to comply with the requirements of the new occupant load.
NOTE: DOOR SWING ON NEW DOORS SHALL BE CODE COMPLIANT TO SWING IN THE DIRECTION OF EGRESS TRAVEL.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THE EXISTING DOORS BE MODIFIED TO ALSO SWING IN THE DIRECTION OF EGRESS TRAVEL.|
|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.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
PLAN REVIEWS DO NOT INCLUDE REVIEW OF TYPE, SIZE OR PLACEMENT OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
Fire extinguisher type, size and placement shall be in accordance with the requirements of the currently adopted International Fire Code and the current edition of NFPA 10.
The general fire extinguisher requirement for commercial structures is met with a typical dry chemical fire extinguisher with a minimum of 2A10BC rating.
If there are special hazards in this building there may be requirements for specific or different fire extinguishers and this should be discussed with the reviewer at Colorado Springs Fire Department.
If the owner and/or occupant wishes to deviate from the fire extinguisher listed above, please contact your inspector and/or plan reviewer early in the project to avoid delays at the time of final.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) SUITE NUMBERS
Provide suite numbers as per the adopted fire code. In malls or shopping center suites-4" high w/ 1/2" stroke and visible at 50 feet, hotel rooms 2" high w/ 1/4" stroke, and office suites 2" high w/ 1/4" stroke.
Suite numbers shall be provided on the rear doors of multi-tenant strip centers as well.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) KNOX (TM) ENTRY FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS
Existing KNOX (TM) Box shall be updated to provide a minimum of 2 sets of labeled keys for all doors and tenants.
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) OCCUPANT LOAD
THE OCCUPANT LOAD FOR THIS FACILITY IS: 446
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) LOCKING HARDWARE:
All locking and latching devices shall comply with the requirements of the adopted building and fire code.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) OPERATIONAL PERMITS
An Operational Permit is required for the following process(es) indicated on your submittal documents:
-----Aerosol Products -----Amusement Buildings
-----Aviation Facility -----Cellulose Nitrate Film
-----Combustible Dust/Combustible Fibers -----Compressed Gases
-----Covered Mall -----Cyrogenic Fluids
-----Hot Work -----Dry Cleaning Plant
-----Explosives -----Flammable/combustible Liquids
-----Floor finishing -----Fruit/Crop Ripening
-----Fumigation/Insecticidal Fogging -----Hazardous Materials
-----HPM Facilities -----High-Piled Storage
-----Industrial Ovens -----Lumber Yards and Woodworking/Wood Products
-----LP Gas -----Magnesium
-----Combustible Storage -----Open Burning/Flames/Torches/Candles
-----Organic Coatings -----Placed of Assembly
-----Fireworks -----Pyroxylin Plastics
-----Refridgeration -----Rooftop Heliports
-----Spraying/Dipping (Paint Booth) -----Tire Re-building/Storage
-----Waste Handling -----Other Health Issues
Please contact the Division of the Fire Marshal at 719-385-5978 for additional information.|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
The following systems are present or required in this facility:
--XXX---Fire Alarm System
-XXX----Water-Based Suppression System (fire sprinklers, standpipes, etc)
Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.
|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) 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.