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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.

SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND BLIND BROWN HALL
00033 INSTITUTE ST

Review DateStatusComment(s)
7/17/2014 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, Brown Hall, 33 N Institute St: 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: ELIGHT ELECTRIC
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN: --XXX---Manual --XXX---Automatic AUXILIARY FUNCTIONS: --XXX---Elevator Recall --XXX---Waterflow ---XXX--Door Release
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Smoke detection is not permitted in the kitchen areas 2. detection shall be provided in elevator pit - if using smoke detection, ensure detector is listed for that environment.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) MONITORING 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. COMMUNICATIONS METHOD: CELLULAR
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 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.
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. A list of building provided with Guards Tour will be provided as only certain buildings will have this feature. 2. A list of building having restricted card access (does not drop on fire alarm) will also be provided.
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
6/18/2014 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind 33 N Institute St Brown Bldg 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 2) WORK AT RISK On --6/18/14--- approval was granted by --rce--- for fire alarm work to begin by ---6/19/14-- without approved plans or permits. Any changes or modification required through plan review will be required. No inspections will be conducted without approved plans and permits.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 5) DESIGNER/INSTALLER INFORMATION Fire Alarm system was designed by: Fire alarm system is being installed by: ELight Electric
6/3/2014 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, Brown Hall, 33 N Institute: fire alarm system replacement 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) 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. Plans indicate this is for a dorm, but the permit application shows E-occupancy. Additionally, the permit application is missing several features from this system. 2. Plans indicate there is a new fire pump being installed - is this part of this campus wide renovation of systems? Permits will need to be pulled and the pump will need to be re-acceptance tested. 3. Plans indicate a shunt-trip on the elevator - is this due to fire sprinklers in teh machine room and/or the top of the shaft? Please clarify the rating of the elevator machine room and shaft as well as presence, if any, of fire sprinklers in this areas to determine if shunt trip is a requirement. 4. Why is there a separate control panel for the elevator recall functions? If we are replacing the systems, why not have the fire alarm control panel serve this function? 5. Lines 12 and 13 of the matrix are both for waterflow - what is the difference between these? 6. Guards tour is provided - please clarify as this was not part of the pre-design discussions. 7. Clarify the use of heat detection in the pump/mechanical room 120 as well as the kitchen areas where this is a fully fire sprinklered building. Please keep in mind that heat detectors are not a life safety device. 8. Smoke detection is not permitted in the Janitor's Closets where slop sinks are provided due to the potential for nuisance alarms. 9. Meeting notes indicated the use of card access that does NOT release on activation of the fire alarm system - is this bulding not one to be provided with card access? 10. Is the proposed heat detection (if retained) rate of rise or fixed temperature? 11. Will there be a resident assistant staying in the dorms? What of the use of any tactile notification appliances for sleeping residents? 12. Matrix indicates the dwelling unit smoke detectors sending an alarm signal versus a supervisory signal - please claify the owners intent. 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) 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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