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Commercial Construction Permit

The Pleasant View Metropolitan District provides the following information to assist in understanding the plan submittal and inspection policies for fire protection systems. To expedite the plan review and inspection processes. Pleasant View Metropolitan District enforces the 2012 International Fire Code.

Submittals

All fire protection submittals must be made to:

Pleasant View Fire Department
955 Moss Street
Golden, CO 80401

All submittals must include a Permit Application from the Pleasant View Metropolitan District. A copy of the application can be obtained at the District office located at:

955 Moss Street
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 279-4361 (main line)

The permit fee shall be paid at the time of application.

Submit at least three (3) complete sets of the fire protection submittal documents. One set of documents will be retained by Fire Department and one set will be returned to the applicant. The approved set of documents shall be available on-site at all times during construction or installation. If desired, additional sets of plans will be stamped and returned to the applicant when requested.

Inspection request should be scheduled at least two (2) days prior to the desired inspection date. See the SYSTEM INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS sheet for additional inspection information.

All installations shall be in accordance with the approved plans. Any deviations from the plans should be discussed with the Fire Marshal for your project prior to making changes. Some changes will require a re-submittal to the Fire District for review.

System installation shall not begin without a permit. Final approvals are subject to field inspections. Any approval issued by the Fire Marshal does not release the contractor or property owner from the responsibility of full compliance with all applicable codes.

Fire Alarm System Submittals

  • Installation of a new Fire Alarm system.
  • Replacement of a Fire Alarm Control Panel.
  • Addition of fire alarm initiating devices at the discretion of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
  • Addition of fire alarm indicating devices, including horns and strobes at the discretion of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
  • At the discretion of the Fire Code Official.

Sprinkler System Requirements

It is the responsibility of the sprinkler or standpipe system installer of record to assure that all applicable code requirements are adhered to. The currently adopted edition of the International Fire Code, as amended and the most current edition of NFPA Standard 13 shall be the primary, but not all inclusive, resource documents.

Contractor’s License: Fire sprinkler contractors shall be licensed with the Building Inspection Division of the State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

Sprinkler System Submittals shall include the following:

  • One set of approved plans shall remain on the job site at all times.
  • A minimum of 3 (three) complete sets of fire sprinkler system and or standpipe system plans shall be provided for review and three (3) sets of supporting documentation including but not limited to copy of owner’s certificate, cut sheets on equipment to be installed, product information, and hydraulic calculations.

When plans have been reviewed and approved; one set of stamped Plans with the notation, shall be maintained on file with the Fire Department and the remaining sets will be available for pick-up by the submitting contractor. One set of stamped plans with the notation, (THIS SET OF PLANS IS TO REMAIN AT THE JOB SITE) is required to be at the site at all times for inspections.

Sprinkler plans shall be stamped by a minimum level NICET III designer for fire sprinkler systems.

Plans must be of a fire sprinkler and/or standpipe system only. No combination drawings using reflected ceiling plans, mechanical, electrical etc. will be accepted.

Plans shall be provided and conform to a consistent scale (minimum acceptable scale is 1/8” = 1’-0”) except site plan.

Plans shall include at a minimum:

  • Sprinkler head locations
  • Type of sprinkler heads
  • Pipe sizes
  • Hanger locations
  • Sprinkler riser design
  • Indication of remote areas and heads identified as calculated heads
  • Indication of any non-sprinklered areas and code reference deleting sprinklers
  • Other plan submittal requirements as specified in the most current edition of NFPA Standard 13

All symbols appearing on the plans shall be indicated in a complete legend located on the plans.

Ceiling heights shall be identified on the plans.

Ceiling construction features such as flat, sloped, smooth, metal bar joist, trust joist, etc. must be identified on the plans.

All pertinent information regarding the proposed equipment to be installed as a part of the sprinkler system shall be specified or designated on product data sheets or cut sheets.

Sprinkler System Submittals

  • Installation of a new Fire Sprinkler system.
  • Relocation of sprinkler heads in an existing fire sprinkler system at the discretion of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
  • Replacement of conventional sprinklers and piping with flexible piping and sprinklers.
  • Changes that modify an area considered to be the most demanding design density flow area.
  • Increase in building area or increase of the system design density.
  • At the discretion of the Fire Code Official.

Fire Sprinkler Final Inspection

No acceptance testing will be conducted by the Fire Prevention Inspector prior to the completion of construction within the building or unit(s).

Re-inspection fees will be charged for re-inspections needed due to incomplete sprinkler systems, failure of hydrostatic tests, and conditions that should be corrected prior to inspection such as painted heads, missing heads, mud caps in place.

A minimum of twenty-four hours notice is required for all sprinkler system and standpipe system inspections.

No work is to be concealed until rough inspections are conducted and necessary corrections have been completed and re-inspected.

Fire Hose Threads & F.D.C. Requirements

Hose thread connections to sprinkler systems, standpipes or any other fire appliances shall be as follows:

  • 2 ½ Inch Connections – National Standard Thread (NST)
  • 1 ½ Inch Connections – National Standard Thread (NST)

Approved Knox Caps are required on all FDC’s

  • New work conducted on existing fire sprinkler or standpipe systems will require the installation of approved Knox caps

Freestanding FDC installed must be pre-approved by the Fire Prevention Inspector.

The FDC must be located on the front main entry side of the structure and within 100 ft. of an on-site fire hydrant.

The FDC must be fully visible and recognizable from the street or nearest point of fire department apparatus accessibility, and shall be located and arranged so that hose lines can be attached to the inlets without interference from nearby objects, including buildings, fences, posts, or other fire department connections

An exterior silenceable horn/strobe for waterflow only shall be required above the FDC and shall be active during waterflow only.

Fire Alarm Submittals

Shall include the following:

  • One set of approved plans shall remain on the job site at all times.
  • A minimum of 3 (three) complete sets of fire alarm system plans (including voltage drop calculations) shall be provided for review and three (3) sets of cut/sheet product information on equipment to be installed, product information, and voltage drop calculations.

When plans have been reviewed and approved; one set of stamped Plans with the notation, shall be maintained on file with the Fire Department and the remaining sets will be available for pick-up by the submitting contractor. One set of stamped plans with the notation, (THIS SET OF PLANS IS TO REMAIN AT THE JOB SITE) is required to be at the site at all times for inspections.

A minimum level NICET III designer for fire alarm systems must stamp the plans.

Plans need to be clear and understandable. Plans must be of the fire alarm design only. NO combination drawings using reflected ceiling plans, mechanical, etc. will be accepted.

Plans shall be provided and conform to a consistent scale (minimum acceptable scale is 1/8” = 1’-0”) except site plan.

Plans shall include one line and riser diagrams for all devices, notification circuits, auxiliary circuits, initiating circuits, circuit designation and central station connect.

Fire alarm panels shall be provided on a dedicated circuit. The circuit breaker for the fire alarm panel shall be red and identified as “Fire Alarm Panel”. A circuit breaker lock shall be placed on fire alarm circuit.

All symbols appearing on the plans shall be indicated in a complete legend located on the plans.

Ceiling heights must be identified on the plans.

Ceiling construction features such as flat, sloped, smooth, metal bar joist, trust joist, etc. must be identified on the plans.

All pertinent information regarding the proposed equipment and devices to be installed as a part of the alarm system shall be specified or designated on product data sheets or cut sheets.

All detectors, pull stations, control valves, extinguishing systems, etc. shall be identified with the corresponding address number noted on the panel and/or graphic map.

Fire Alarm Final Inspection

Audibility tests shall be conducted by the installer/designer prior to final inspection and a copy of the test results shall be provided to the Fire Prevention Inspector at the time of the final inspection.

Rough wiring and location inspections will need to be conducted by the Fire Prevention Inspector. Any necessary corrections shall be completed and re-inspected prior to the concealment of work.

Prior to calling for final acceptance test:

  • Make sure all paperwork and permits are on-site and available to the inspector.
  • Have readily available all appropriate tools and equipment necessary to fully test all devices and circuits.
  • Have sufficient personnel available to perform system testing. Any required communications (i.e. radios) shall be provided by the permit holder.
  • Notify all appropriate building personnel and occupants of the time period during which fire alarm testing will be conducted. Post signage at entry points if necessary.
  • All detection and notification devices must be pre-tested prior to requesting a final inspection.
  • The fire alarm communicator must be connected to two (2) active phone lines and the detection system on-line with the monitoring station.
  • A Knox Box brand key box shall be on order or installed at the time of final inspection.

The permit holder is responsible for the proper installation and operation of the permitted system. Failure of a final acceptance test requires will require a re-inspection. Consult with the appropriate fire district to determine what re-inspection fees may be assessed.

Kitchen Hood / Other Suppression System Submittals (clean agents, carbon dioxide)

  • Suppression system submittals shall include a design manual or summary sheet of nozzle applications for the specific pre-engineered system to be installed. Also include the flow point calculations, dimensions of the appliances, nozzle specifications for each appliance, duct, or plenum protected, and the number of flow points protected by each bottle.
  • The plans, calculations, specifications, and other required information shall be reviewed and signed by a design professional certified by the system manufacturer, a Professional Engineer, or other approved certification or equivalent training.

Drawings need to be clear and understandable and should be of the suppression system only.