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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.

MELODY LIVING INDEPENDENT LIVING
07570 TUTT BLVD

Review DateStatusComment(s)
3/9/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Melody Independent Living. 7570 Tutt Blvd: new independent senior living apartments 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) The fire sprinkler system is being installed by: Frontier Fire Protection CSFD does not allow any combustibles into a building until a sprinkler system has passed it's final acceptance test performed by CSFD Inspector's.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN CRITERIA: Type of System: wet Type of head (s):K5.6 and K4.9 Design Criteria: 7 heads Adjustments:corridor calc
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FLEXIBLE SPRINKLER CONNECTIONS AND HEAT TRACE: Flex Connections: YES Brand:Victaulic Equivalent Length:32' for 48" UL 2443/FM 1637 Complaint:YES Heat Trace: NO
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION: The FDC will have -4---- 2 1/2" inlets connected to the system by a --6"--- pipe. The plans indicate the FDC is being installed --NE CORNER--- of the building.
FYI*****(STANDPIPES) DESIGN INFORMATION: -----Automatic ---X--Manual --X---Wet -----Dry Hose Connection Location: --X---Intermediate Floor Landing Number of Standpipes: --2--- Demand of -1000---- gpm, at -182---- psi is needed at the SYSTEM GAGE; --182--- psi is needed at the CITY GAGE/FDC.
FYI*****(FIRE PUMP) DESIGN INFORMATION: --X---Electric -----Diesel No. of Test Header Outlets: --3--- Location of Test Header: --NE CORNER--- Rated ---400-- gpm, at -85---- psi
FYI(FIRE PUMP) CERTIFICATES OF FLUSH AND HYDROSTATIC TESTING The installing contractor shall furnish certificates for flushing and hydrostatic testing prior to the start of acceptance testing. (2013 NFPA 20:14)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) LICENSED INSTALLER/SERVICE TECHNICIAN An On-Site Installer/Service TechniciaN 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) PRESSURE-REDUCING DEVICE: The system pressure is over 175 psi therefore a pressure-reducing device and a pressure relief device is required by NFPA 13: 8.16.1.2. The PRV set to --165--- psi outlet pressure. Insure the related pressure gages and valves required by this section are also provided.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CPVC ROUGH INSPECTIONS: Sprinkler Heads shall not be installed on CPVC piping until CSFD has witnessed a visual rough-inspection of all piping and granted permission to install sprinklers.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CONCEALED SPACES - This plan did not provide any information on combustible concealed spaces. NFPA 13 requires that "All concealed spaces enclosed wholly or partially by exposed combustible construction shall be protected by sprinklers". There are several specific allowances to this section that allow for the omission of sprinklers. If there are combustible concealed areas found during the installation of the system that do not meet the requirements of the NFPA 13, then these areas will be required to be sprinkled. (NFPA 13:8.15.1) IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SYSTEM IS INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARD.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FREEZING CONDITIONS It is the designer's responsibility to provide the building owner with a system design that will continue to function reliably even under adverse temperature conditions. The sprinkler contractor must be conscious of field conditions that may affect the performance of their system, such as drafts, disturbed insulation, installation along exterior walls, etc. and incorporate such conditions into a reliable design.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION: It is the installer's responsibility to certify through this form (attached to the plans) that the system has been properly installed and tested. NOTE! CSFD will no longer be providing these forms as they are now available online at: https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/inline-images/installer_certificaiton.xlsx The form is to be filled out in its entirety PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRE INSPECTOR conducting the final inspection and/or acceptance test of the system. FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) AS-BUILT PLANS All deviations from approved plans shall be documented and submitted to CSFD for archival. Reviews will not be conducted on as-builts, as these field changes are often verified as compliant by the fire inspectors. All as-built plans shall be conspicuously marked as such. Any changes requiring approval prior to Final shall be submitted as a REVISION.
Attention*****(STANDARD COMMENT) SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS 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) ROUGH VISUAL INSPECTIONS: Rough Visual inspections shall be completed PRIOR TO any bucket tests or final inspections.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CONCEALED WORK: The fire sprinkler piping shall not be covered up by walls, sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... prior to the CSFD visual inspections of the piping. If the piping is covered, and the inspectors cannot inspect it as is required by Fire Code, the walls,sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... will be required to be removed. If this means that finished ceilings will need to be removed, this will be required to be done! (IFC 106.3)
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) 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 2003 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) RTP REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Roland Peterson Senior Fire Inspector, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7369 rpeterson@springsgov.com
3/6/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Melody Independent Living. 7570 Tutt Blvd: new independent senior living apartments 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 2003 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) RTP REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Roland Peterson Senior Fire Inspector, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7369 rpeterson@springsgov.com
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT) 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. Remote Area 5 has heads that are over spaced for the hazard. Small room rule only works for light hazard. The heads in the cooler and refrigerator must be spaced to meet the density listed in the calculations. 2. The flex heads in remote area 8 are given an equivalent length of 24 feet when the highlighted equivalent leng in the cut sheets is 32 feet. Correct this discrepancy. 3. Provide a proof calc for the flex heads as a corridor calculation for the end of the north east 4th floor corridor. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) 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) DISAPPROVED ITEMS ADDRESSED: The plans have been resubmitted and all the disapproved comments have been addressed and/or corrected as follows: 1. See scanned response letter.
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, email or verbally.
2/21/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Melody Independent Living. 7570 Tutt Blvd: new independent senior living apartments 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) CLT REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Wyman "Chip" Taylor II, PE Fire Protection Engineer I 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7303 wtaylor@springsgov.com
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT) 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. Correct NFPA 13 references for details on sheet FP 0.1 to reflect correct reference from the 2019 edition of NFPA 13. 2. Provide editions of NFPA 14 and 20 used for design of system. 3. Revise floor control detail to show a check valve per NFPA 14, 6.3.5.1. 4. Provide CSU Backflow Submittal Form. 5. Provide control valve on supply to hose cabinets per NFPA 14, 6.3.3. 6. Standpipes must be hydraulically calced to deliver 250 gpm at 100 psi at each of the 4th floor hose cabinets and 250 gpm at each of the stairwells per NFPA 14, 7.10.1.6 and associated annex material. 7. Due to the increased standpipe demand, the FDC will need to be upsized to a 4 snoot FDC. 8. Concentric reducer after backflow preventer must be changed to a eccentric reducer per NFPA 20, 4.16.6.4. 9. Darken walls and ceilings on plans so that they are easier to read and so that plans will scan for archiving. 10. Is the area above the basement Staff Lounge 11 ceiling a combustible concealed space requiring sprinkler protection? 11. Provide documentation on the reason basement elevator machine room is being sprinkled. 12. Due to proximity of FDC and Pump Test Connection, permenant signs will need to be provided above each connection identifying each connection. 13. Per the listing of the CC3 heads, areas must be seperated into compartments with full height walls or draft stops with a maximum area of 2,000 sq ft. It appears that some of the compartments on the 1st floor are exceeding the 2,000 sq ft maximum. Additional draft stopping is required. Provide letter from the General Contractor acknowledging that they will install the additional draft stopping required. To help aid in the re-review, provide a seperate 1st floor plan showing compartment locations with additional draft stopping and the square footage of each compartment. 14. Revise code refernce and comment concerning ceiling pockets. Per NFPA 13, A.10.2.9.1, these are not ceiling pockets since the sprinkler are 12" are less from the higher ceiling elevation. 15. Remote area 6 is showing 133 sq ft remote area. Per the listing of the CC3 heads, the remote area must be a minimum of 1,000 sq ft. The cut sheets for this head do not state that the remote area can be reduced to just the sprinkler heads within a compartment. 16. What is the dark black rectangle shown on FP 1.1? 17. Provide documenation that bathrooms shown without sprinklers meet the 15 minute thermal barrier per NFPA 13, 9.2.4.1.1, including behind tubs or showers. 18. Plans show some type of shaft next to the Trash rooms. Is this a trash chute? If so, is sprinkler protection required per NFPA 13, 26.15? 19. Remote area 11 is showing 961 sq ft remote area. Per the listing of the CC3 heads, the remote area must be a minimum of 1,000 sq ft. The cut sheets for this head do not state that the remote area can be reduced to just the sprinkler heads within a compartment. 20. Provide documenation that Remote area 8 meets NFPA 13, 19.3.3.3.3 and 19.3.3.3.5 (3) for fire resistance rating of room and self closing doors. 21. Review Stopped! No review of hydraulic calculations has been performed. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) 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) 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, email or verbally.
12/3/2019 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Melody Independent Living. 7570 Tutt Blvd: new independent senior living apartments 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) WORK AT RISK: On --12/3/19--- approval was granted by --FPE Taylor---- for sprinkler work to begin by --Frontier Fire Protection--- 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.


 

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