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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.

U HAUL VALLEY HI
02605 FOUNTAIN BLVD

Review DateStatusComment(s)
4/20/2021 Disapprovedprevious comments not addressed:
3/29/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) REVISION/SPLICE: Scope of Revision: floor plan changes Date of Revision: 3/2/2021 This review is limited to areas clouded and/or indicated as changed. Permit release for this splice or revision does not include other plan elements even if revised from prior submissions.
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED)) HIGH PILE STORAGE Based upon a review of the construction plans, it has been determined that this facility is capable of storing high-pile stock. If you are NOT planning on storing ordinary combustibles over 12-feet (or over 6-ft for high-hazard combustibles) then the owners must complete the NO STACKING AGREEMENT and HIGH PILE STORAGE QUESTIONNAIRE attach it to the construction plans prior to submitting the plans for a fire department re-review. However, if you ARE planning on storing combustibles over the allowable limits, you will need to attach the "CSFD High-Pile Questionnaire" to the plans. All forms and packets are available at https://coloradosprings.gov/fire-department
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: Provide completed Hazarous Materials Operations Triage form for all Use/Dispensing/Storage of Hazardous Materials and Flammable Liquids that will be used within this facility. Provide an inventory list, including their uses and amounts, for all chemicals and/or compressed gases, you indicated Yes to on the HazMat Triage Form. List of chemicals to be categorized according to 2009 IFC Table 105.6.20. PLEASE INSURE YOU ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORMS, AND FILL OUT THE REQUESTED INFORMATION. All forms and packets are available at https://coloradosprings.gov/hazmat?mlid=42381
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED) 'S' OCCUPANCIES Provide a detailed explanation of the exact types of work being done in this facility. Clearly state if there will be welding, or automotive repair within this facility. Will there be any vehicle storaged/overnight parking within the open area?
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW 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 dee.withee@coloradosprings.gov
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.
8/20/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: U Haul Valley Hi, 2605 Fountain Bl: new self storage facility with retail showroom ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL Date of Plans:9/27/2019 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: www.coloradosprings.gov 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) FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD GATES: 2015 IFC 503.1, 506.1.1, D103.5 Gates securing the fire apparatus access roads shall comply with all of the following criteria: 1. Where a single gate is provided, the gate width shall be not less than 16 feet (4877 mm) or as wide as necessary to accommodate fire apparatus turning radius needs. Where a fire apparatus road consists of a divided roadway, the gate width shall be not less than 16 feet (4877 mm) or as wide as necessary to accommodate fire apparatus turning radius needs. 2. Gates shall be of the swinging or sliding type unless otherwise specifically approved. 3. Construction of gates shall be of materials that allow manual operation by one person. 4. Gate components shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times and replaced or repaired when defective. 5. Electric gates shall be equipped with a means of opening the gate by fire department personnel for emergency access. Emergency opening devices shall be approved by the fire code official. 6. Methods of locking shall be submitted for approval by the fire code official. 7. Electric gate operators, where provided, shall be listed in accordance with UL 325. 8. Gates intended for automatic operation shall be designed, constructed and installed to comply with the requirements of ASTM F 2200.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) 150-FOOT ACCESS: 2015 IFC 503.1.1 Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided for every structure constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction and shall be extended to within 150-feet of all exterior portions of the first story of any building.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) TIMING OF INSTALLATION OF ACCESS ROADS: 2015 IFC 501.4 Fire department access roads shall be made serviceable prior to and during the time of construction except when approved alternative methods of protection are provided.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ACCESS FOR FIREFIGHTING: 2015 IFC 3310 Approved vehicle access for firefighing shall be provided to all construction/demolition sites. Vehicle access shall be either temporary or permanent roads, capable of supporting vehicle loading under all weather conditions. Vehicle access shall be maintained until permanent fire apparatus access roads are available.
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 shigbee@csu.org 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. --87255--- sq ft Construction Type ---IIB--- Fire Sprinklers Y--X--- N----- Required GPM: ---3250-- gpm Minimum # of hydrant(s) required: ---3-- Max AVG spacing between hydrants: --400--- ft Max hose lay: --225--- ft
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW/HYDRANT REQUIREMENTS MET: On this site fire flows are3500-- 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) PREMISES IDENTIFICATION DURING CONSTRUCTION: 2017 RBC 312 Temporary address numbers shall be posted at the entrance to the construction site. The numbers shall be legible and visible from the street(s) or road(s) on which the building is addressed. The address numbers shall be at least 12 inches in height. Temporary signs may be made of wood, plastic, or metal. They shall be weather resistant and be maintained until replaced by permanent address numbers.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) KNOX (TM) ENTRY FOR NEW BUILDINGS: 2015 IFC 506 KNOX (TM) ---X---Box ------Switch ------Padlock is required at this location. It is recommended that all KNOX (TM) boxes be placed in a highly accessible location approximately 10 feet off of the ground, and usually placed near the front entrance to the building. KNOX (TM) Security Equipment is the only approved type, and must be ordered online directly from Knox at https://www.knoxbox.com/. To complete the order you will need our local fire department name ("Colorado Springs Fire Dept-NC") or the address where the equipment will be installed. ***************ALLOW AT LEAST 4 WEEKS DELIVERY TIME ************************* YOUR FINAL WILL NOT BE APPROVED WITHOUT THE KNOX SECURITY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED! YOU MUST ALSO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR REQUEST FOR FIRE FINALS TO ARRANGE FOR A CSFD FIRE INSPECTOR TO MEET YOU AT THE SITE TO INSTALL PROPER KEYS FOR THE BUILDING INTO THE KNOX SECURITY UNIT.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) OCCUPANT LOAD THE OCCUPANT LOAD FOR THIS FACILITY IS: 216 The occupant load, as approved by the Regional Building Department shall be posted in a visible location. This determined number shall not be exceeded under any circumstance.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND EXIT SIGNS: 2015 IFC 1008, 1013 Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting shall be in compliance with the adopted building and fire code. Paths of egress will be verified to be compliant, even if they are beyond the scope of work. If your scope of work impacts the means of egress, i.e. a new conference room - the path of egress beyond that scope of work will be verified to make sure occupants can safely egress the building.
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) FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS The following systems are present or required in this facility: --X---Fire Alarm System ---X--Water-Based Suppression System (fire sprinklers, standpipes, etc) -----Commercial Kitchen Hood Suppression System -----Special Hazard Extinguishing System ---X--Elevator Recall ---X--2-Way Communications for Elevators Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ELEVATOR RECALL: 2015 IFC 607 Elevator recall is required to be provided, and it must be tied into the fire alarm systems as per adopted code requirements. In facilties without a building fire alarm system, the smoke detectors for elevator recall shall be connected to a dedicated fire alarm system control unit that shall be designated as "Elevator Recall Control and Supervisory Panel" and this panel shall be located in a normally occupied location.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ELEVATOR LOBBY 2-WAY COMMUNICATION: 2015 IFC 1009.8 Per the adopted fire and building codes, 2-way communication is required to be provided at the elevator landings above and/or below the level of exit disharge.
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) DISAPPROVED ITEMS ADDRESSED The plans have been resubmitted and all the disapproved comments have been addressed and/or corrected as follows: 1. Address has been approved.
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 roland.peterson@coloradosprings.gov
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.
7/14/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: U Haul Valley Hi, 2605 Fountain Bl: new self storage facility with retail showroom You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: www.coloradosprings.gov search for Plan and Construction Review.
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED) TEMPORARY ADDRESS A temporary address has been assigned to these plans. CSFD will not approve the construction plans until the Regional Building Department Enumerations Office has assigned a permanent address to this facility, and has approved the construction plans.
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.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) RESUBMITTALS Re-reviews may be submitted back to the CSFD by direct submittal at the Construction Services counter, or through the Regional Building Department's routing system.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW 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
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.
5/7/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: U Haul Valley Hi, 2605 Fountain Bl: new self storage facility with retail showroom ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL Date of Plans:9/27/2020 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: www.coloradosprings.gov search for Plan and Construction Review.
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 19) 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. Verify whether this is a separated or non-separated mixed occupancy - Code Study indicates separated, but the plans do not support this statement. Reconcile documents. 2. In reviewing the mechanical sheets, I did not see any heat in the fire sprinkler riser room as required. Provide thermostatically contolled heat in the fire sprinkler riser room. 3. Elevator: two way communications per 2015 IFC 1009.8 was not noted on the architectural or electrical drawings. Add the required communications to the elevator landings per noted section. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED) TEMPORARY ADDRESS A temporary address has been assigned to these plans. CSFD will not approve the construction plans until the Regional Building Department Enumerations Office has assigned a permanent address to this facility, and has approved the construction plans.
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.
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) RESUBMITTALS Re-reviews may be submitted back to the CSFD by direct submittal at the Construction Services counter, or through the Regional Building Department's routing system.
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 roland.peterson@coloradosprings.gov
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.
10/18/2019 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: U Haul Valley Hi, 2605 Fountain Bl: new self storage facility with retail showroom You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: www.coloradosprings.gov search for Plan and Construction Review.
Disapproved*****(STANDARD COMMENT 19) 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. Verify whether this is a separated or non-separated mixed occupancy - Code Study indicates separated, but the plans do not support this statement. Reconcile documents. 2. In reviewing the mechanical sheets, I did not see any heat in the fire sprinkler riser room as required. Provide thermostatically contolled heat in the fire sprinkler riser room. 3. Elevator: two way communications per 2015 IFC 1009.8 was not noted on the architectural or electrical drawings. Add the required communications to the elevator landings per noted section. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
Disapproved(DISAPPROVED) TEMPORARY ADDRESS A temporary address has been assigned to these plans. CSFD will not approve the construction plans until the Regional Building Department Enumerations Office has assigned a permanent address to this facility, and has approved the construction plans.
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.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) RESUBMITTALS Re-reviews may be submitted back to the CSFD by direct submittal at the Construction Services counter, or through the Regional Building Department's routing system.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW 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
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.
 



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