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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)
5/14/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Office/Warehouse, 159 - 163 Winters Dr: new office warehouse building Date of Plans:4/20/2020 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: search for Plan and Construction Review.
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) SHELL BUILDINGS: Due to the lack of an occupancy classifiction, door hardware is reviewed to be passage hardware only. There is no review of exit signs/emergency lighting due to the lack of an occupancy classification. Door hardware may be required to be changed to be compatible with occupancy class and/or occupant load upon tenant finish.
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 TESTING - NEW HYDRANTS: 2015 IFC 3312 All actual hydrant flow tests shall be conducted and witnessed by CSFD prior to the start of construction or the arrival of combustible material on site. It is the responsibility of the 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 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) BUILDING DATA: Size of Bldg. -7800---- sq ft Construction Type --VB---- Fire Sprinklers Y----- N---X-- Required GPM: ---2500-- gpm Minimum # of hydrant(s) required: ---3-- Max AVG spacing between hydrants: --450--- ft Max hose lay: -225--- ft
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW/HYDRANT REQUIREMENTS MET: On this site fire flows are --5061-- gpm, and the numbers of hydrant(s) are -ADEQUATE--- based on a THEORETICAL Report. This site, based upon the provided theoretical modeled fire flows, appear to meet the minimum flow requirements and/or the number of hydrant(s) for this structure.
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) 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) HIGH PILED - NOT APPROVED - ALL HAZARDS This facility will not be permitted to stock over 12 feet Ordinary hazards nor 6-feet for high hazards, and proper "NO STACKING" signs must be posted throughout the warehouse/stock room as per CSFD requirements.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) HAZ-MAT TRIAGE FORM The hazardous materials triage form has been completed, submitted and attached to the building plans. This form states that there WILL NOT be hazardous materials in amounts exceeding permit or maximum allowable quantities at this facility. CSFD Inspectors will verify this when the Fire final inspections of the occupancy are conducted.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) 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) 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
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.


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