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Construction Plan Review

All construction/demolition projects in the Town of Danvers shall meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Code 527 CMR 1 Chapter 16.  A Fire Safety Program Manager shall be designated and meet with the Fire Prevention Officer prior to the start of any construction/demolition project.

Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations 527 CMR 1 Chapter 16

Any construction that impacts Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler Systems must be reviewed by the Fire Department before the start of construction.  (1) 11″ x 17 ” set of plans shall be submitted to the Fire Department with a completed  Plan Review Request Form  previous to the application for the building permit.  Upon the completion of the Fire Departments review, the Fire Department stamped set of plans and the Fire Department Plan Review Request Form with Fire Department comments will be emailed back to the applicant.  The applicant must upload both of these documents to the Building Permit application.  See below for submittal requirements;

New Construction Documentation

All submittal documentation shall meet the requirements of the 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code (IBC 2015) with Massachusetts Amendments, specifically Section 107 relating to submittal documents.

Renovation Documentation

IEBC Building Investigation and Evaluation (Required for existing buildings)104.2.2.1

For any proposed work regulated by 780 CMR 34.00 and subject to section 107 of 780 CMR, as a condition of the issuance of a permit, the building owner shall cause the existing building (or portion thereof) to be investigated and evaluated in accordance with the provisions of 780 CMR 34.00. The investigation and evaluation shall be in sufficient detail to ascertain the effects of the proposed work on at least these systems: Structural, means of Egress, Fire Protection, Energy Conservation, Lighting, Hazardous Materials, Accessibility, and Ventilation for the space under consideration and, where necessary, the entire building or structure and its foundation if impacted by the proposed work.  The results of the investigation and evaluation, along with any proposed compliance alternatives, shall be submitted to the building official in written report form.

Prior to permits being issued for installation of fire protection systems, a Fire Department Permit Application and (1) 11″ x 17″ set of (Tier 2) shop drawings, where applicable shall be submitted and shall contain but not be limited to; detailed design layout, equipment specifications, system sequence of operation and analysis to substantiate the design.

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