Fire and Life Safety Inspection
02/14/2014

Physical Address:  13700 BEECHNUT HOUSTON, TX 77083
Occupancy:  NEW FUNPLEX
Property Type:  Amusement arcade A-3
Key Map®:  528K
Inspections ID:  _D581C4D449654EE


28 deficiencies were found on 02/14/2014 and are listed below:


06 1006.1 The means of egress, including the exit discharge, shall be illuminated at all times the building space served by the means of egress is occupied.
06 605.6 Open junction boxes and open-wiring splices shall be prohibited. Approved covers shall be provided for all switch and electrical outlet boxes.
06 406.1 Employees in the occupancies listed in Section 404.2 shall be trained in the fire emergency procedures described in their fire evacuation and fire safety plans. Training shall be based on these plans and as described in Section 404.3.
06 906.1 Portable fire extinguishers shall be installed in the following locations. 1. In new and existing Group A, B, E, F, H, I , M, R-1, R-2, R-4 and S occupancies. Exception: In new and existing Group A, B and E occupancies equipped throughout with quickresponse sprinklers, portable fire extinguishers shall be required only in locations specified in Items 2 through 6. 2. Within 30 feet (9144 mm) of commercial cooking equipment. 3. In areas where flammable or combustible liquids are stored, used or dispensed. 4. On each floor of structures under construction, except Group R-3 occupancies, in accordance with Section 1415.1. 5. Where required by the sections indicated in Table 906.1. 6. Special-hazard areas, including but not limited to laboratories, computer rooms and generator rooms, where required by the fire code official.
06 315.2.1 Storage shall be maintained 2 feet (610 mm) or more below the ceiling in nonsprinklered areas of buildings or a minimum of 18 inches (457 mm) below sprinkler head deflectors in sprinklered areas of buildings.
06 405.1 Emergency evacuation drills complying with the provisions of this section shall be conducted at least annually in the occupancies listed in Section 404.2 or when required by the fire code official. Drills shall be designed in cooperation with the local authorities.
06 304.1.1 Accumulations of wastepaper, wood, hay, straw, weeds, litter or combustible or flammable waste or rubbish of any type shall not be permitted to remain on a roof or in any court, yard, vacant lot, alley, parking lot, open space, or beneath a grandstand, bleacher, pier, wharf, manufactured home, recreational vehicle or other similar structure.
06 903.3.1.1 Where the provisions of this code require that a building or portion thereof be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with this section, sprinklers shall be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13 except as provided in Section 903.3.1.1.1.
06 404.3 Fire safety and evacuation plan contents shall be in accordance with Sections 404.3.1 and 404.3.2.
Permits required No person shall perform or authorize Construction or Substantial Improvement within the unincorporated areas of Harris County without first securing a permit under this Code, and no person shall occupy or allow occupancy of a structure for which such permit is required unless and until a Certificate of Compliance has been issued under this Code for such Construction or Substantial Improvement.
06 605.9 Temporary wiring for electrical power and lighting installations is allowed for a period not to exceed 90 days. Temporary wiring methods shall meet the applicable provisions of the ICC Electrical Code.
06 906.3 For occupancies that involve primarily Class A fire hazards, the minimum sizes and distribution shall comply with Table 906.3(1). Fire extinguishers for occupancies involving flammable or combustible liquids with depths of less than or equal to 0.25-inch (6.35 mm) shall be selected and placed in accordance with Table 906.3(2). Fire extinguishers for occupancies involving flammable or combustible liquids with a depth of greater than 0.25-inch (6.35 mm) or involving combustible metals shall be selected and placed in accordance with NFPA 10. Extinguishers for Class C fire hazards shall be selected and placed on the basis of the anticipated Class A or Class B hazard.
06 1003.6 The path of egress travel along a means of egress shall not be interrupted by any building element other than a means of egress component as specified in this chapter. Obstructions shall not be placed in the required width of a means of egress except projections permitted by this chapter. The required capacity of a means of egress system shall not be diminished along the path of egress travel.
06 605.1 Identified electrical hazards shall be abated. Identified hazardous electrical conditions in permanent wiring shall be brought to the attention of the code official responsible for enforcement of the ICC Electrical Code. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances and other equipment that is modified or damaged and constitutes an electrical shock or fire hazard shall not be used.
06 607.1 Existing elevators with a travel distance of 25 feet (7620 mm) or more above or below the main floor or other level of a building and intended to serve the needs of emergency personnel for fire-fighting or rescue purposes shall be provided with emergency operation in accordance with ASME A17.3. New elevators shall be provided with Phase I emergency recall operation and Phase II emergency in-car operation in accordance with ASME A17.1.
Inspections (a) The permittee shall ensure their Engineer, Architect, or International Code Council Certified Building Official (ICC-CBO) has made sufficient inspections so that they can complete the as-built certificate as outlined below. (b) When the Construction or Substantial Improvement is complete and ready for occupancy, an as-built certification form supplied by the County Building Official must be completed, signed and sealed by a licensed engineer authorized to practice in the State of Texas, a registered architect authorized to practice in the State of Texas, or an ICC-CBO, indicating that, to the best of his or her knowledge, all the minimum requirements of this Code have been met. (c) Once a completed, signed and sealed as-built certificate has been turned into the County Building Official, and the County Building Official determines, after a final occupancy inspection is conducted, that the Construction or Substantial Improvement complies with this Code, the County Building Official will issue a Certificate of Compliance No person shall occupy a public building, a commercial establishment, or a multifamily residential dwelling consisting of four or more units that the County Engineer determines, after inspection, not to be in compliance with this Code unless and until a Certificate of Compliance is subsequently issued for such building, establishment or dwelling. (d) Should the County Building Official have to make additional inspections due to non-compliance with this Code, additional fees may be assessed as outlined in Section 108.3 hereof.
06 1006.3 The power supply for means of egress illumination shall normally be provided by the premises’ electrical supply. In the event of power supply failure, an emergency electrical system shall automatically illuminate the following areas: 1. Aisles and unenclosed egress stairways in rooms and spaces that require two or more means of egress. 2. Corridors, exit enclosures and exit passageways in buildings required to have two or more exits. 3. Exterior egress components at other than the level of exit discharge until exit discharge is accomplished for buildings required to have two or more exits. 4. Interior exit discharge elements, as permitted in Section 1024.1, in buildings required to have two or more exits. 5. Exterior landings, as required by Section 1008.1.5, for exit discharge doorways in buildings required to have two or more exits. The emergency power system shall provide power for a duration of not less than 90 minutes and shall consist of storage batteries, unit equipment or an on-site generator. The installation of the emergency power system shall be in accordance with Section 2702 of the International Building Code.
06 605.5 Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be a substitute for permanent wiring. Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be affixed to structures, extended through walls, ceilings or floors, or under doors or floor coverings, nor shall such cords be subject to environmental damage or physical impact. Extension cords shall be used only with portable appliances.
06 1404.2 Combustible debris shall not be accumulated within buildings. Combustible debris, rubbish and waste material shall be removed from buildings at the end of each shift of work. Combustible debris, rubbish and waste material shall not be disposed of by burning on the site unless approved.
06 503.4 Fire apparatus access roads shall not be obstructed in any manner, including the parking of vehicles. The minimum widths and clearances established in Section 503.2.1 shall be maintained at all times.
06 605.4 Multiplug adapters, such as cube adapters, unfused plug strips or any other device not complying with the ICC Electrical Code shall be prohibited.
06 315.2.2 Combustible materials shall not be stored in exits or exit enclosures.
06 901.6 Fire detection, alarm and extinguishing systems shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times, and shall be replaced or repaired where defective. Nonrequired fire protection systems and equipment shall be inspected, tested and maintained or removed.
06 609.2 A Type I hood shall be installed at or above all commercial cooking appliances and domestic cooking appliances used for commercial purposes that produce grease vapors.
06 405.5 Records shall be maintained of required emergency evacuation drills and include the following information: 1.Identity of the person conducting the drill. 2.Date and time of the drill. 3.Notification method used. 4.Staff members on duty and participating. 5.Number of occupants evacuated. 6.Special conditions simulated. 7.Problems encountered. 8.Weather conditions when occupants were evacuated. 9.Time required to accomplish complete evacuation.
06 605.3 A working space of not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in width, 36 inches (914 mm) in depth and 78 inches (1981 mm) in height shall be provided in front of electrical service equipment. Where the electrical service equipment is wider than 30 inches (762 mm), the working space shall not be less than the width of the equipment. No storage of any materials shall be located within the designated working space.
06 907.2.1.1 Activation of the fire alarm in Group A occupancies with an occupant load of 1,000 or more shall initiate a signal using an emergency voice/alarm communications system in accordance with NFPA 72.
06 404.2 An approved fire safety and evacuation plan shall be prepared and maintained for the following occupancies and buildings.


The following FMOs have not been cleared at this occupancy:

FMO NumberDate IssuedDetails
11 1607/31/2011SEE FMO ATTACHMENT AND ONE STEP LETTER
11 1667/06/2011see fmo attachements and one step for details
2011-30712/30/2011 Issued FMO 2011-307 to Ms Hernandez for Voice Communication, Fire alarm system and Occupancy Load requirements.
2011-30812/30/2011Issued FMO 2011-308 to Ms Crawford - Event Promoter to keep occupant load at or below 999 occupants.
2013-144, 1459/28/2013FMO issued due to Red Tagged and Yellow Tagged Fire alarm system, System was in trouble at the time of the inspection. Fire watch is required
2013-15412/23/2013Fire detection and suppression systems not maintained Occupancy load lowered to 299 due to extensive fire & life safety hazards and inadequate fire protection systems. No occupancy of the second and third floors No final inspection for permitted areas
2013-15412/23/2013Fire protection systems are out of service. Fire Watch required.


This document is not official unless signed and sealed by a licensed HCFMO representative.