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NOTE - THE NOTED DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. THE DESIGNER IS TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE RE-REVIEW OF THE PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARD COMMENTS AND INCORRECT INFORMATION PRIOR TO RESUBMITTING.

 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.

CSU CLEAR SPRINGS RANCH NIXON POWER PLANT BLDG 521
06598 RAY NIXON RD

Review DateStatusComment(s)
11/7/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Ray Nixon Power Plant, 6598 Ray Nixon Rd: 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: DYNALECTRIC
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) Scope of Work: System replacement - 2 systems within 3 buildings. EXISTING CONDITIONS AS DECLARED: new control panels are slaved to a master control unit dact communications
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Verify signals are sent to a listed/approved monitoring company and not just within the CSU system. 2. Work room and chemical storage areas - smoke detection is recommended unless environment is unsuitable - fire inspector to field verify.
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) ACCEPTANCE TESTING: 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. 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. Acceptance testing shall be completed in accordance with Chapter 14 of NFPA 72
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. (105.4.4)
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 dwithee@springsgov.com
10/14/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Ray Nixon Power Plant 6598 Ray Nixon Rd Alarm upgrade 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.
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 19) DISAPPROVED COMMENTS The following information and/or corrections are needed prior to completing a full plan review. Please respond, in writing on letterhead, to each of the following comments: 1. No RME signatures for designer or installer 2. General Notes states smoke detectors installed before building is cleaned will have dust covers. THIS IS NOT ALLOWED. Remove from notes. 3. Provide statement regarding the AC power loss delay time. 4. What is "Actuate Appropriate Location Indicator" in the Matrix? 5. Outside horn/strobes are only allowed in waterflow conditions. Please get with reviewer to discuss reasoning, alternatives or just delete. 6. Unable to verify spacing as "Scale" is not indicated. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 19) DISAPPROVED COMMENTS The following information and/or corrections are needed prior to completing a full plan review. Please respond, in writing on letterhead, to each of the following comments: 1. I do not see any statement of how these systems will interface with the main FACP on this site if at all. Please state. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT 20) CORRECTIONS All corrections and comments are to be submitted back to CSFD in writing, or provid submittal sheets/drawings, etc as requested, to complete the review. Corrections are not accepted over the phone, via fax, email or verbally.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT 26) THE DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSITITUE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. It is the responsibility of the design professional to conduct a complete re-review of the plans for additional violations of the adopted codes/standards and incorrect information prior to resubmitting.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 27) DISAPPROVED ITEMS ADDRESSED The plans have been resubmitted and all the disapproved comments have been addressed and/or corrected as follows: 1. Site plan indicated 2. Plans indicate systems will be networked 3. This site will be producing Hydrogen gas. Per Kay Yeager, this building must be monitored and ventilated. She says it is. 4. Pump pit indicated
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) RCE REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Rhonda Embres Fire Plans Examiner/Fire Code Inspector Colorado Springs Fire Department Division of the Fire Marshal 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7369 (F) 719-385-7330 rembres@springsgov.com
9/9/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Ray Nixon Power Plant, 6598 Ray Nixon Rd: fire alarm system replacement in zero discharge process plant and water softener building 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: DYNALECTRIC
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. (105.4.4)
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 19) DISAPPROVED COMMENTS The following information and/or corrections are needed prior to completing a full plan review. Please respond, in writing on letterhead, to each of the following comments: 1. Site plan shall be provided, showing the affected buildings. 2. Are these systems intended to operate independently or as a network? 3. How will these systems interface with the existing fire alarm systems, if at all? 4. Zero discharge process plant indicates chemical storage - what sort of chemicals? Certain chemical require smoke detection when stored above certain quantities. 5. Water softener building - the pump pit is not shown Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
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 dwithee@springsgov.com


 

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