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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.

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
01515 CASCADE AVE

Review DateStatusComment(s)
4/22/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: First Lutheran Church, 1515 N Cascade Av: interior remodel and addition for new elevator and stairs 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: JCI Fire alarm system is being installed by: LENZ ELECTRIC
FYI***** FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN: ---XXX--Dedicated Funtion: ---ELEVATOR RECALL WITH DOOR RELEASE-- THIS SYSTEM IS NOT MONITORED AND IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE MONITORED
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
3/24/2021 FYIAdditional comments by reviewer: What I can deduce from these drawings is a dedicated function elevator recall system is being installed, as required for the new elevator. Additionally, door holders and smoke detection to release the doors to protect the elevator lobby are being used. However,reviewing the history of this project, I can see where the confusion lies with a partial fire alarm system is being added. There is inconsistent smoke detector coverage - is the noted door on first floor normally closed? It is not provided with a door holder or smoke detection to release the door - but all other doors opening to the lobby are so provided. Additionally, manual pull stations are being added, making this a manual fire alarm system with elevator recall features. A manual fire alarm system cannot be installed in only a portion of a building or occupancy - Reference 2015 IFC 907.2.1. And a manual fire alarm system requires notification throughout the space, which is clearly missing. Elevator recall systems do not mandate notification beyond the indicator and sound on the control panel. Adding items such as pull stations and select notification can create confusion (why isn't a pull station provided at the other exits?) Select notification sets the building up for potential discrimination as not everyone is given notice. Elevator recall systems are not required to be supervised by a remote supervising station if there is no building fire alarm system. A cellular dialer is noted as part of this project. Please clarify. This submittal appears to indicate a clear lack of understanding of dedicated function systems.
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. Plans are disapproved for lack of RME signatures by both designing and installing contractors - no review. Also review the disapproved plans for additional written comments prior to submittal of new plans.
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
3/1/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: First Lutheran Church, 1515 N Cascade Av: interior remodel and addition for new elevator and stairs 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. A partial fire alarm system has been provided. The conversation documented references a dedicated fire alarm system for an elevator. The drawings show a fire alarm system that extends to only part of the rest of the building. Either a full fire alarm system or a dedicated function system shall be provided. 2. The drawing is not signed by the installing contractor and must be for approval. 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.
AttentionTHE 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.
FYIRTP 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 rpeterson@springsgov.com
2/5/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: First Lutheran Church, 1515 N Cascade Av: interior remodel and addition for new elevator and stairs 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) 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. Partial fire alarm systems are not allowed. Design system throughout or come up with alternative design. 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.
AttentionTHE 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.
FYIJAH REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Jeff Hanenberg Senior Fire Code Inspector 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7359 jeff.hanenberg@coloradosprings.gov
 



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