The City and County of Denver
requires that plans and specifications be reviewed by plan review experts prior to approval of building or installation permits. The purpose is to provide safety through ensuring compliance with local ordinances, including the fire code.
The plan review process involves personnel from a number of different agencies, so in most cases you will need to start elsewhere--not directly with the Fire Department--and the appropriate portions of the review will be directed to us.
Here are some general guidelines:
Denver Fire Department Fire Protection Engineers and uniformed firefighters in the plan review unit review:
- Site plans
- Water plans
- Building and life safety system plans and specifications
They are also equipped to prepare recommendations or consult with individuals involved in building construction, remodeling or renovations. They contribute a high level of technical ability to the plan review process, interpretations, consultations, and the preparation of recommendations for a broad range of complex fire protection problems, and their expertise is recognized by architects, engineers, builders, and other professionals involved in the building process.