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Rejected and Delayed Plans:
Fire Protection or Hazardous Material Systems
What causes these plans to be rejected or delayed?
- Technical data (cut sheets) not submitted which describes in detail the information from the manufacturer concerning equipment utilized in the system.
- Complete scope of work not supplied. What causes the alteration of the existing fire protection or hazardous materials system?
- Calculations not supplied for fire sprinkler water needs, site fire flow from fire hydrants and/or battery needs for fire alarms.
- Not referring to the Public Facilities Manual for detailed information required by the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC).
- Not having a working knowledge of the applicable building and the fire code requirements related to the alteration work being conducted.
- Not requesting required field acceptance testing when necessary to allow the Fire Department to inspect and sign off on the alteration work.
- Inaccurate or incomplete or wrong drawings submitted.
- Lack of coordination and follow through between the general contractor, fire protection system sub-contractor, site engineer and architect identifying the need for a fire protection system.
- Occupancy type (use of the property) changes which trigger increased fire protection.
- Structures are built to the minimum building code requirements and the new use exceeds the minimum building code requirements.
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