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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.

AEROSPACE CORPORATION COS-2
07246 GETTING HTS

Review DateStatusComment(s)
4/30/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) REVISION/SPLICE: Scope of Revision: added card readers to doors; relocate FDC from West side of existing building to East side of new building Date of Revision: 3/.18.2021 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.
3/22/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) REVISION/SPLICE: Scope of Revision:identify revisions for this specific splice to make scope of work clear. Date of Revision: 3/18/2021 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.
10/23/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: The Aerospace Corporation COS-2 Expansion, 7246 Getting Hts, New Addition, 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) IMPACT TO EGRESS AND/OR FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS Egress components and fire protection systems that may be negatively impacted by your scope of work will be required to comply with the currently adopted fire code. As an example, if your work increases the occupant load of a space, the existing egress components will be required to comply with the requirements of the new occupant load.
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) 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 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.
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) KNOX (TM) ENTRY FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS Existing KNOX (TM) Box shall be updated to provide a minimum of 2 sets of labeled keys for all doors and tenants.
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. NOTE: FREE EGRESS NOTED ON SECURED DOORS, PER HARDWARE SPEC.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS The following systems are present or required in this facility: -XXX----Fire Alarm System -XXX----Water-Based Suppression System (fire sprinklers, standpipes, etc) -XXX----Elevator Recall -XXX----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) TEMPORARY STANDPIPES: 2015 IFC 3313 This building requires standpipes due to height. A minimum of one temporary standpipe shall be provided for use during construction. Said temporary standpipe shall be installed when the progress of construction is not more than 40 feet in height above the lowest level of fire deparment access. Hose connections shall be provided at accessible locations, adjacent to usable stairs. The standipipe shall be extended as construction progresses to within one floor of the highest point of construction having secured deck/flooring.
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) 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.
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.
9/29/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: The Aerospace Corporation COS-2 Expansion, 7246 Getting Hts, New Addition, Electronic Plan Review Rapid Response Date of Plans: 9/21/20 Phased Bldg 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.
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. Correct code references to reflect 2015 IFC 2. Clarrify scope of work and if COS1 remodel is included in this scope of work. 3. Provide updated occupany load for COS1 and COS2. 4. Provide door hardware specifications 5. Provide door tags on plans for all doors 6. Floor plan for COS-2 1st Floor Area B missing along with 1st Floor Area A RCP 7. COS-2 2nd Floor Area A & B Floor Plan and RCP missing 8. COS-2 3rd Floor Area A & B Floor Plan and RCP missing Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CORRECTIONS All corrections and comments are to be submitted back to RBD. 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) 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 wtaylor@springsgov.com
 



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