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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.


Review DateStatusComment(s)
5/5/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: In N Out Distribution Center, 1935 Interquest Py: new distribution warehouse - upgrade through finish 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: WSFP 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, 5.6K Dry Pend, 16.8K & 25.2K ESFR Pend & Dry Pend; 5.6, 8.0K, 11.2K SSU; 5.6K EC HSW Design Criteria: .1,.15,.2/1,500; See below for HP deisgn criteria Adjustments: 30% Incread fro dry/pre-action systems
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FLEXIBLE SPRINKLER CONNECTIONS AND HEAT TRACE: Flex Connections: YES Brand: Victaulic 48" with maximum 6 bends Equivalent Length: 22' UL 2443/FM 1637 Complaint: Yes Heat Trace:NO
Approved/Corrected*****(STANDARD COMMENT) RED-LINED COMMENTS The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection: 1. Exterior Storage area requires 8.0K heads not 5.6K per NFPA 13, 21.1.3. Revised plans and caculations for this area will be required to be reviewed and approved by CSFD. 2. Maintenance Shop area requires 11.2K heads not 8.0K per NFPA 13, 21.1.4. Revised plans and caculations for this area will be required to be reviewed and approved by CSFD. 3. Provide correct address on plans for this building (1935 Interquest Pkwy). 4. Move SW FDC to the west, so that it is not under the exterior overhang. 5. Verify that light hazard design is correct for hazard in Cookout 142. 6. Verify that corridors around coolers are not being used for storage. These corridors are not physically seperated from the higher hazard storage areas. The higher hazard storage sprinkler spacing must extend 15' beyond storage area into corridors per NFPA 13, 20.10.1. 7. Produce Cooler ESFR is using 1 1/2" ESFR dry pendants, but these dry pendants were only shown as 1" in the hydraulic calculations.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION: The FDC will have ---8-- 2 1/2" inlets connected to the system by a --8--- pipe. The plans indicate the FDC is being installed --SW & NE Corners--- of the building. Most demading remote area has a required flow exceeding 1500 gpm, so 2 seperate equally sized FDCs must be provided.
FYI(13) HIGH-PILE DATA: Exterior Storage: Class I, 22' storage height, 30' ceiling height on wood pallets and nonencapsulated; .29/2600 (dry), Maintenance Shop: Class III, 20' storage height 30' ceiling height on wood pallets and nonencapsulated .37/2000 Lettuce, Milk, & Potato Coolers: Group A Plastic nonexpanded, 20' storage height, 25' ceiling height, on wood pallets, encapsulated with no open top containers 16.K ESFR Pend requiring minimum 35 psi Warehouse, Shipping, Receiving, & Pick-n-Pack, Class I - IV, 30' storage height with 36' ceiling height, on wood pallets, encapsulated with no open top containers, 25.2K ESFR Pend requiring minimum 25 psi Cooking Oil Rack Storage: non metal containers requiring horizontal barriers per NFPA 30, 16.6.1 Scheme A 11.2K heads with 57 gpm minimum flow.
FYI*****(FIRE PUMP) DESIGN INFORMATION: ---XX--Electric No. of Test Header Outlets: --8--- Location of Test Header: --Pump Room--- Rated --2000--- gpm, at --80--- 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) 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


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