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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.

PROJECT ACADEMY
00715 ACADEMY BLVD

Review DateStatusComment(s)
4/30/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Project Academy, 715 S Academy Blvd: interior remodel, change of use 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) CHANGE OF USE/OCCUPANCY 2015 IFC 102.3 It appears this project is a change of use or occupancy for this building. As such, the scope of work must meet the current adopted fire code for its new use/occupancy.
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) 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.
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) 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) OCCUPANT LOAD THE OCCUPANT LOAD FOR THIS FACILITY IS: 706 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. Doors shall be provided with single action hardware unless otherwise required or specified. The following special door hardware has been noted as provided or required on this project: EXISTING, NO CHANGE
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. NO STACKING WAIVER PROVIDED WITH HP QUESTIONNAIRE
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) Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.
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 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.
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.
4/7/2021 Disapproved*****(DISAPPROVED) SITE PLANS: To help us ensure adequate access has been provided to this proposed structure, please provide the following: --XXX--- CSFD Approved Development Plan
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 PER RESPONSE LETTER: PENDING FORMS FROM TENANT
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. RESPONSE LETTER STATES THERE WILL BE NO HAZMAT
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.
3/18/2021 DisapprovedPREVIOUS COMMENTS NOT ADDRESSED
3/3/2021 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Project Academy, 715 S Academy Blvd: interior remodel, Date of Plans: 2.23.2021 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*****(DISAPPROVED) SITE PLANS: To help us ensure adequate access has been provided to this proposed structure, please provide the following: ----XXX- Approved Development Plan
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
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.
 



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