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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.

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CASCADE APARTMENTS
00609 CASCADE AVE

Review DateStatusComment(s)
5/13/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) REVISION: Scope of Revision: bunches of changes over the year Date of Revision: 5/13/2020 review date This review is limited to areas clouded and/or indicated as changed. Permit release for this splice or revision does not include other plan elements even if revised from prior submissions.
12/11/2019 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) REVISION: Scope of Revision: Stair 4 revision and addition of roof patios Date of Revision: 2/4/19 This review is limited to areas clouded and/or indicated as changed. Permit release for this splice or revision does not include other plan elements even if revised from prior submissions.
8/10/2018 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Cascade Apartments 609 S Cascade Ave New 5 Story Apartment Bldg, Rapid Response Project; Note this is podium construction Date of Plans: 4.10.18 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: www.coloradosprings.gov search for Plan and Construction Review.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) MIXED USE OCCUPANCIES: This building is: ---xxx--Separated Mixed Use - chapter 9 requirements apply to the separated areas only. --xxx---Non-Separated Mixed Use - the requirements of Chapter 9 shall apply throughout the building based on the most restrictive occupancy classification.
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.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) 150-FOOT ACCESS: 2015 IFC 503.1.1 Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided for every structure constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction and shall be extended to within 150-feet of all exterior portions of the first story of any building.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ACCESS FOR FIREFIGHTING: 2015 IFC 3310 Approved vehicle access for firefighing shall be provided to all construction/demolition sites. Vehicle access shall be either temporary or permanent roads, capable of supporting vehicle loading under all weather conditions. Vehicle access shall be maintained until permanent fire apparatus access roads are available.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) WATER SUPPLY REQUIRED ON SITE: 2015 IFC 3312 Required water supplies for fire protection, either temporary or permanent, shall be made available as soon as combustible material arrives on the site. It is the responsibility of th owner or their designated representative to ensure an approved water supply is provided.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW TEST RESULTS REQUIRED - EXISTING HYDRANTS: 2015 IFC 3312 Actual hydrant flow test results dated within 5 years shall be provided prior to the arrival of combustible material on the construction site.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CONTACTS FOR FLOW TESTING HYDRANTS PUBLIC/CITY OWNED HYDRANTS: Contact SEAN HIGBEE, CSU at 668-4595 or via email at shigbee@csu.org to schedule an ACTUAL flow test. Be sure to provide them with a CSFD plan review number to include with their flow reports. CSFD need not be present when City Utilities flow tests hydrants as we will accept their reports. PLEASE ALLOW 1-2 WEEKS NOTICE PRIVATE HYDRANTS: Contact your assigned inspector to schedule a flow test of PRIVATE OWNED hydrants. A contractor capable of performing the test will be required as CSFD Inspectors WITNESS only. CSFD will not accept flow test results we have not witnessed.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES OPTION #1 -- Install 2A-10B:C fire extinguishers at a rate of 1 unit per 3000 squre feet, AND a maximum of 75-ft travel distance. These extinguishers are to be located in the common areas of the complex. History shows they are often stolen, therefore option 2 is highly recommend. OPTION #2 -- Install (1) 1A-10B:C ext. in each apartment/town home. It's ok to hang under a kitchen sink, in a closet, or in an ATTACHED garage, just remember to make sure it's accessible Install extinguishers in highly visible and accessible locations, never in a dead-end area, and always try to place them near an exit pathway or at an exit(s). Mount 4" off floor to a maximum of 5 ft. to the top of the fire ext. (HINT: About waist high is perfect.) "FIRE EXTINGUISHER" signs may need to be posted too properly identify where the units are located if they're not highly visible.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS NOT REVIEWED 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) ADDRESSING: 2015 IFC 505.1; 2017 RBC 312 Address shall be posted on street addressed side of structure. Minimum 5" numbers with 1/2" stroke. Contrasting color to background. (2009 IFC 505.1)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) PREMISES IDENTIFICATION DURING CONSTRUCTION: 2017 RBC 312 Temporary address numbers shall be posted at the entrance to the construction site. The numbers shall be legible and visible from the street(s) or road(s) on which the building is addressed. The address numbers shall be at least 12 inches in height. Temporary signs may be made of wood, plastic, or metal. They shall be weather resistant and be maintained until replaced by permanent address numbers.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) KNOX (TM) ENTRY FOR NEW BUILDINGS: 2015 IFC 506 KNOX (TM) ---xxx---Box is required at this location. It is recommended that all KNOX (TM) boxes be placed in a highly accessible location approximately 10 feet off of the ground, and usually placed near the front entrance to the building. KNOX (TM) Security Equipment is the only approved type, and must be ordered directly through the CSFD Division of the Fire Marshal at 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7, or by calling (719) 385-5982. ***************ALLOW AT LEAST 4 WEEKS DELIVERY TIME ************************* YOUR FINAL WILL NOT BE APPROVED WITHOUT THE KNOX SECURITY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED! YOU MUST ALSO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR REQUEST FOR FIRE FINALS TO ARRANGE FOR A CSFD FIRE INSPECTOR TO MEET YOU AT THE SITE TO INSTALL PROPER KEYS FOR THE BUILDING INTO THE KNOX SECURITY UNIT.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND EXIT SIGNS: 2015 IFC 1008, 1013 Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting shall be in compliance with the adopted building and fire code. Paths of egress will be verified to be compliant, even if they are beyond the scope of work. If your scope of work impacts the means of egress, i.e. a new conference room - the path of egress beyond that scope of work will be verified to make sure occupants can safely egress the building.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) LOCKING HARDWARE: 2015 IFC 1010 All locking and latching devices shall comply with the requirements of the adopted building and fire code.
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) --xxx---Elevator Recall --xxx---2-Way Communications for Elevators Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) TEMPORARY STANDPIPES: 2015 IFC 3313 This building requires standpipes due to height. A minimum of one temporary standpipe shall be provided for use during construction. Said temporary standpipe shall be installed when the progress of construction is not more than 40 feet in height above the lowest level of fire deparment access. Hose connections shall be provided at accessible locations, adjacent to usable stairs. The standipipe shall be extended as construction progresses to within one floor of the highest point of construction having secured deck/flooring.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ELEVATOR RECALL: 2015 IFC 607 Elevator recall is required to be provided, and it must be tied into the fire alarm systems as per adopted code requirements. In facilties without a building fire alarm system, the smoke detectors for elevator recall shall be connected to a dedicated fire alarm system control unit that shall be designated as "Elevator Recall Control and Supervisory Panel" and this panel shall be located in a normally occupied location.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ELEVATOR LOBBY 2-WAY COMMUNICATION: 2015 IFC 1009.8 Per the adopted fire and building codes, 2-way communication is required to be provided at the elevator landings above and/or below the level of exit disharge.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS -----2017 Fee Schedule, --2--- inspections/ --2--- hours (Note: Inspection time is not transferrable) Please call 719-385-5982 Extension 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities. Due to the dynamic nature of inspectors schedules, PLEASE call your inspection requests in with ample time to allow scheduling. When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request. ( i.e. 2013-1234 - HS-1) The CSFD Approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) HAZMAT AND HIGHPILE INSPECTIONS All HazMat and High Pile Inspections must be completed prior to the Construction Final inspection
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, PE Fire Protection Engineer II, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7361 / dwithee@springsgov.com
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS: 2015 IFC 105.4.4 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.
8/8/2018 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Cascade Apartments 601 S Cascade Ave New 5 Story Apartment Bldg, Rapid Response Project; Note this is podium construction You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: www.coloradosprings.gov search for Plan and Construction Review.
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED) TEMPORARY ADDRESS A temporary address has been assigned to these plans. CSFD will not approve the construction plans until the Regional Building Department Enumerations Office has assigned a permanent address to this facility, and has approved the construction plans.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CORRECTIONS All corrections and comments are to be submitted back to CSFD in writing, or provide submittal sheets/drawings, etc as requested, to complete the review. Corrections are not accepted over the phone, via fax or verbally.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) RESUBMITTALS Re-reviews may be submitted back to the CSFD by direct submittal at the Construction Services counter, or through the Regional Building Department's routing system.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) DISAPPROVED ITEMS ADDRESSED The plans have been resubmitted and all the disapproved comments have been addressed and/or corrected as follows: 1. EM lighting indicated on architectural sheets. Exit signs per electrical sheets 2. 2-way communications for elevator landings deferred submittal on fire alarm drawings per response letter.
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, PE Fire Protection Engineer II, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7361 / dwithee@springsgov.com
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS: 2015 IFC 105.4.4 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.
4/20/2018 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Cascade Apartments 601 S Cascade Ave New 5 Story Apartment Bldg, Date of Plans: 4.10.18 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: www.coloradosprings.gov search for Plan and Construction Review.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) HAZ-MAT REVIEW REQUIRED Based upon the information provided, a hazardous materials review is required. Your plans have been forwarded to the HazMat reviewer.
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. While I noted the exit signs, I did not see the required emergency lighting. Are all lighting circuits on the emergency generatory? 2. I did not see the required 2-way communications required at the elevator landings above/below 1st floor/grade. Please reference section 1007.8 of the 2009 IFC/IBC for the requirement and note the location for the communication panel on the plans. 3. Thank you for submitting the HM triage form. You noted 90 gallons of diesel on the form, while the general code study sheets indicate the generator has 150 gallons. Please clarify the size of the fuel tanks. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED) TEMPORARY ADDRESS A temporary address has been assigned to these plans. CSFD will not approve the construction plans until the Regional Building Department Enumerations Office has assigned a permanent address to this facility, and has approved the construction plans.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CORRECTIONS All corrections and comments are to be submitted back to CSFD in writing, or provide submittal sheets/drawings, etc as requested, to complete the review. Corrections are not accepted over the phone, via fax or verbally.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) RESUBMITTALS Re-reviews may be submitted back to the CSFD by direct submittal at the Construction Services counter, or through the Regional Building Department's routing system.
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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