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 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.

00201 KIOWA ST

Review DateStatusComment(s)
2/25/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Hyatt Place, 201 E Kiowa Street: new 7-story hotel, not a high-rise 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: M&M 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: NFPA 13 Wet & Dry Type of head (s): 5.6K QR Pend, UR, HSW, 4.9K Res Pend Design Criteria: .1/1500, .15/1500, .2/1500 Adjustments: 30% Dry System Increase; 4 Head Res Head Calc
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT) RED-LINED COMMENTS The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Ensure hose valve threads are NHT, not Pueblo threads per the cut sheets. 2. PRV hose valves are being provided on 1 - 4 floors, 3" express drain required in both stairwells per NFPA 14, 7.11.1 to be able to fest settings of hose valves. It is recommended that these express drains be extended all the way to 7th floor to allow flow testing of hose valves per NFPA 25. 3. Ensure adequate head is provided in 1st floor vestibule 2 to protect sprinkler pipe in this space from freezing. 4. Ensure a minimum of 10 pipe diameter of pipe (60") is provided between tee and pump suction side OS&Y valve per NFPA 20 Fig A4.16.4.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION: The FDC will have --3--- 2 1/2" inlets connected to the system by a -6---- pipe. The plans indicate the FDC is being installed --North Side--- of the building.
FYI*****(STANDPIPES) DESIGN INFORMATION: --XX---Automatic -XX----Wet Hose Connection Location: ---XX--Intermediate Floor Landing Number of Standpipes: --2--- Demand of --750--- gpm, at ----- psi is needed at the SYSTEM GAGE; ---70.724-- psi is needed at the CITY GAGE/FDC.
FYI*****(FIRE PUMP) DESIGN INFORMATION: --X---Electric No. of Test Header Outlets: --3--- Location of Test Header: --North Side--- Rated --750--- gpm, at --100--- 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: 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) 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: 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) 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
1/3/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Hyatt Place, 201 E Kiowa Street: new 7-story hotel, not a high-rise 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
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. Move FDC to the NE corner of the building per the approved location shown on the water plans. 2. FYI signage will be required above the FDC and Pump Test Connection clearly identifying each connection. 3. Correct code references for project. NFPA 13R is not applicable for buildings over 4 stories. 4. Provide the settings for all PRV valves. 5. Based on the combined pump and city pressures, PRV hose valves will be required. Provide cut sheets on these valves, and the pressure settings for each valve. 6. Provide 3" express drain can connections to be able to flow test PRV hose valves per NFPA 25, 13.5.2. 7. Ensure that all materials used between pump and system PRV valves are listed for the expected pressures. 8. Per the approved construction plans, the elevators are traction with rated belts. No sprinkler are required in the elevator shafts (top or bottom) per NFPA 13, 9. 1st Floor standpipe supply is shown running through the parking garage area. How is this piping being protected from freezing? 10. 1st Floor Standpipe supply and 1st floor wet system supply is shown running through vestibule #2 (Rm #104). Is this vestibule heated to protect the pipe from freezing? 11. Are the stairwells provided with heaters to protect the standpipes from freezing? 12. Provide volume of 1st floor dry system. 13. Provide cut sheets on air compressor and air maintenance device. 14. 1st and 2nd floor plans: walls are too light and the plans are too cluttered. Enlarge the plans for these 2 floors and darken walls. (Unable to review sprinkler layout for these 2 floors) 15. 2nd Floor food prep/kithen is an Ordinary hazard occupancy. Provide proof calc for this area. 16. Show location of stairwell standpipe control valves. 17. 3rd - 7th floors: these floors appear to all have a similiar layout and are utilizing the same pipe sizing. Why are you calculating all floors? You only need to provide calcs for the most demanding floor (7th) if you are going to use the same pipe sizing. 18. NFPA 13, requires the 4 adjacent most demanding residential sprinkler heads be calculated. Based on your layout and the minimum flow required, it would appear that the furthest 2 heads in the 2 ajoining rooms would be the most demanding. 19. Provdie corridor calc for 7th floor. 20. 7th floor housekeeping calculation does not meet the minimum flow for the remote area per NFPA 13, 21. Provide written documentation from the general contractor that the bathrooms meet the thermal barrier requirement of NFPA 13, to allow sprinklers to be eliminated from these rooms (i.e sheet rock is being installed behind the tubs/showers) 22. 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.


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