||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: 485 Elkton Dr: interior remodel - demo rooms and create open space. Demo paint booth, machine shop and lathe area - processes are removed from building. Notifications appliances are being added and relocated, and 6 smoke detectors are being removed.
Date of Plans: 7/18/13
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 5) DESIGNER/INSTALLER INFORMATION
Fire Alarm system was designed by: SimplexGrinnell
Fire alarm system is being installed by: Matrix 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: This project includes the deletion of six smoke detectors and the addition and relocation of notification applainces.
|FYI||(COMMERCIAL) FIRE ALARM EVACUATION SIGNAL
This three-pulse temporal pattern is the only fire alarm evacuation signal that shall be used.
Only one fire alarm evacuation signal shall be used within a building. The use of different fire alarm evacuation signals in different parts of a building is prohibited by the CSFD. (NFPA 72:18.4.2)
EXCEPTION: Where evacuation is not the desired response.|
Based on the requirements found in the 2013 Edition of NFPA 72 the areas where there are more than two visible appliances in the field of view, they shall flash in synchronization.
Any visible notification appliances can not flash more than twice per second nor less than once per second. (NFPA 72:18.5)
The standard evacuation signal shall be synchronized within a notification zone. (NFPA 72: 22.214.171.124)|
|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 9) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION
It is the installers responsibility to certify, through the use of this form, 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 the acceptance test of the system.
FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
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. This testing method may be needed in such buildings as Hospitals, High Rise office buildings, and Malls to name a few. Regardless of how the fire alarm test is going to be conducted 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.
NOTE - Fire alarm installers shall also complete the "RECORD OF COMPLETION" forms prior to scheduling a fire alarm final. A copy of this form can be found in NFPA 72.|
|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.|