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.
US AUTO FORCE
02510 AVIATION WAY
||FYI||This project is: US Auto Force, 2510 Aviation Way. High Pile Storage for tires.
Latest date shown on plans reviewed: NONE.
Plans are reviewed to the 2003 Colorado Springs Fire Code.|
|I||SINCE THE TIRE RACKS ARE MOVEABLE, THE PERIMETER OF ALL TIRE RACK LOCATIONS SHOWN ON THE PLANS MUST BE OUTLINED ON THE FLOOR WITH PAINT OR TAPE TO ENSURE THE RACKING AREAS AND AISLES ARE MAINTAINED. |
|I||SIGNAGE REQUIRED: Approved high pile storage signage is required to be installed at the approved storage height throughout all applicable storage areas. The signage shall be installed in an approved manner per CSFD specifications.|
|Attention||DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF ESFR SPRINKKLERS, SMOKE/HEAT VENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED.|
|FYI||INSPECTION SCHEDULING. A minimum of 48-hour notice is recommended for all inspections (subject to change). Due to work loads, holidays, meetings, vacations, etc., CSFD cannot guarantee a 48-hour turnaround on all inspections. Call inspections in with ample time to allow adequate scheduling.
Call (719) 385-5978 to request all inspections. When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request. (i.e. 20001234-HP-2) The CSFD approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections. Inspection requests over the fax or answering machines are not accepted.|
|FYI||RESPONSIBILITY: Our reviews are based upon and limited to the information presented on the drawings and/or the specific materials submitted. Matters not presented within the construction documents submitted, nor items not requested for review, which are required for the granting of permits by the CSFD, are assumed to be reviewed and inspected by others, and not to be considered as part of this review unless noted otherwise herein. No responsibility or duty is accepted, implied, or extended to, for, and/or resulting from construction in any phase, form or manner.
The review of these plans does not relieve the architect, contractor, or building owner from designing and building the structure per nationally recognized good standards, and all code and standard requirements. Code and standard requirements are not necessarily noted on the plans, in the plan review comment sheets, or not noted during inspections are still required to be provided and installed so that the building construction is installed in full compliance with all applicable codes and standards.
We have reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the 2003 International Fire Code, CSFD local amendments, City Code Standards, applicable NFPA Standards, and using good fire protection practices. All plan review comments are subject to final on-site field inspections, and testing by the CSFD.|
|Attention||If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at:
Steve "Smitty" Smith, CFPS, CFPE
Fire Protection Engineer II
Colorado Springs Fire Department
Division of the Fire Marshal
375 Printers Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
|Attention||PERMIT/PLAN REVIEW FEES: The Colorado Springs Fire Department assesses a cost recovery fee to cover the costs associated with fire department plan reviews, fire inspections, and administrative tasks. Fees associated with the CSFD high pile combustible storage review permit process must be paid directly to the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD - 375 Printers Parkway) by cash, check, or credit card. The Regional Building Department will require proof of Fire Department payment before issuing any building permit. It is the responsibility of the owner, builder, architect or designee to ensure that this fee has been paid.
NOTE: This fee is different and separate from those associated with the Regional Building Department or Development Review Enterprise fees.|
|FYI||TABLE 2306.2. Based upon Table 2306.2 and the information submitted, the COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION is HIGH HAZARD and the SIZE OF HIGH-PILED STORAGE AREA is 17248sf. This requires the following provisions:
Automatic Fire Extinguishing System
|FYI||APPROVED STORAGE HEIGHT: This facility is approved for high piled storage of --HIGH HAZARD-- combustible materials up to --25-- feet. All applicable IFC Chapter 23, IBC, NFPA, and approved fire sprinkler/fire alarm/detection requirements shall be met.
***Note: This approved height does not take sprinkler system requirements into account. Sprinkler system design may require modified storage heights. This will be noted during the fire sprinkler plan review.|
Building square footage:
High pile storage square footage: 17248
Sprinkler system: REQUIRED (ESFR PROVIDED)
Smoke/heat detection: NOT REQUIRED
Description of storage: TIRE STORAGE ON MOVEABLE RACKS
Commodity types: HIGH HAZARD
Storage height: 25
Number of storage areas: 1
Storage methods: MOVEABLE RACKS
Longitudinal flue: size: -inches
Transverse flue: size: -inches
Smoke vents: NOT REQUIRED size: number:
Exterior access doors: REQUIRED Exterior locking devices:
Curtain boards (non-spkld bldgs only): NOT REQUIRED
Public accessible storage areas: NO
|FYI||AISLE CLEAR HEIGHT. The required aisle width shall extend from floor to ceiling. Rack structural supports and catwalks are permitted to cross aisles at a minimum 6-feet, 8-inches above the finished floor level provided that such supports do not interfere with fire department hose stream trajectory. (2003 IFC §2306.9.2)|
|FYI||AISLE MAINTENANCE. When restocking is not being conducted, aisles shall be kept clear of storage, waste material and debris. Fire department access doors, aisles and exit doors shall not be obstructed. During restocking operations using manual stocking methods, a minimum unobstructed aisle width of 24 inches shall be maintained in 48-inch or smaller aisles, and a minimum unobstructed aisle width of one-half of the required aisle width shall be maintained in aisles greater than 48 inches. During mechanical stocking operations, a minimum unobstructed aisle width of 44 inches shall be maintained. (2003 IFC §2305.4)|
|FYI||SOLID SHELVING NOT PERMITTED. Solid shelving is not permitted within this facility. The existing sprinkler system is currently not designed for such storage practices. |
|FYI||ACCESS DOORS: Access doors shall be accessible without the use of a ladder. A minimum of one access door shall be provided in each 100 lineal feet (30 480 mm), or fraction thereof, of the exterior walls which face required fire apparatus access roads. Access doors shall not be less than 3 feet (914 mm) in width and 6 feet 8 inches (2032 mm) in height. Roll-up doors shall not be used unless approved. Only approved locking devices shall be used. All access doors leading into high-pile portions of structures must be provided with keyed locks which allow for immediate access into the structures. Master keys to locks are to be provided in the required on-site Knox Box. (TM) (2003 IFC §2306.6.1 as amended)|