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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.

LEGEND OF FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
02368 RESEARCH PKWY

Review DateStatusComment(s)
3/3/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Legend at Focus on the Family, 2368 Research Pkwy New Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility 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*****DESIGNER/INSTALLER INFORMATION Fire Alarm system was designed by: SYSTEMS GROUP Fire alarm system is being installed by: FOSTER ELECTRIC
FYI***** FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN: --XXX---Manual --XXX---Automatic AUXILIARY FUNCTIONS: --XXX---Elevator Recall --XXX--2-Way Elevator Lobby Communications --XXX---Duct Detector -XXX----Waterflow -XXX----Door Release
Approved/Corrected*****The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. ADVISORY ONLY - it is recommended to have alarmed covers over the pull stations in the memory care wing.
FYI*****(COMMERCIAL) MONITORING Off-site monitoring of this fire alarm system is required and shall be provided by an approved monitoring agency. The phone number to be used to report a fire emergency is (719) 444-7632. Monitoring Method is: -XXX---- Radio
FYILICENSED 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.
FYICOMPLETION DOCUMENTS AND DOCUMENT CABINET: The following documents/records shall be provided in a DOCUMENT CABINET: 1. Owner's manual and manufacturer's published instructions for all system equipment 2. Record/As-Built drawings 3. Completed/Updated Record of Completion 4. For software based systems, record copy of site-specific software 5. Certificate of Installation A DOCUMENT CABINET SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR ALL NEW SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS! NFPA 72: 7.5 and 7.7
FYIPRE-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.
FYIACCEPTANCE TESTING: 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 be a need to isolate the fire alarm system to only the area being tested. 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. Acceptance testing shall be completed in accordance with Chapter 14 of NFPA 72
AttentionROUGH-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*****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.
FYIPLAN 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.
FYIREVIEWS: Colorado Springs Fire Department plan 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. (105.4.4)"
FYIAS-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.
FYIDEW 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
1/30/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Legend at Focus on the Family, 2368 Research Pkwy New Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility 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.
FYIREVIEWS: Colorado Springs Fire Department plan 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. (105.4.4)"
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. Ceiling colors/features cannot be read and they are too light to archive - don't use yellow. 2. Pull Stations: only 1 pull station was found. 2015 IFC 907.2.6 requires a manual fire alarm system. Exception 1 allows pull stations to be located at "care providers' control stations or other constantly attended staff locations, provided such stations are visible and continuously accessible and that the distances of travel [200 ft] required in Section 907.4.2.1 are not exceeded." Additional pull stations will be required - add pull stations to comply with fire code requirements. 3. How are you providing for audible/visible notification within sleeping units - sounder bases are not specified. 4. This is a non-separated mixed use building. Corridors 110 and 118 require smoke detection. 2015 IBC 508.3.1 states "...the most restrictive provisions of Chapter 9 that apply to the nonseparated occupancies shall apply to the total nonseparated occuypancy area." The smoke detection required for I-2 Condition 1 occupancies shall be extended throughout the facility. 5. Shunt Trip: are sprinklers being mandated in elevator machine room by Colorado Department of Public Health? both elevators are listed as hydraulic elevators, mandating only sprinklers and detection within the pit. There are to be no other sprinkler or detection equipment at the top of the shaft. Per construction drawings the machine room is 1-hour rated. 2015 IFC 903.3.1.1.1 Automatic sprinklers shall not be required in the following rooms or areas...#4 Elevator machine rooms provided the enclosure has fire resistive rating as required by the building code, no combustible storage is permitted, system smoke detection is provided and a portable fire extinguisher is provided. Verify provisions and protection of elevators to ensure unnecessary equipment is avoided. NOTE: no further review of the layout was conducted; no review of communications or elevator 2-way communications was performed. No review of security door interface was conducted. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
FYICORRECTIONS 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.
FYIDEW 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


 

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