Health Sciences Facility I

Health Sciences Facility
685 W. Baltimore Street
(Constructed 1995)
162,619 Square Feet
Fire Box 13-25


The Health Sciences Facility is a six storied protected steel construction building with a block/brick veneer exterior. The facility which sits on two sites spans W. Redwood Street. The north site has a basement housing mechanical, electrical high voltage switchgear and paralleling equipment. The north site is connected to the Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF) with three bridges. The north portion contains a five storied enclosed atrium including walkways with connections to Howard Hall on all floors.

The south site contains a loading dock/receiving area. The entire facility houses offices, research laboratories, teaching areas and conference rooms.

The building is protected through-out with a combination standpipe/wet pipe sprinkler system. fire department 2 1/2 inch hose valves are located in each stair landing. and a 1000 gpm fire pump with its attendant electrical controllers. The three connecting bridges to MSTF are also sprinkled. The atrium and walkways to Howard hall are protected with perimeter sidewall sprinkler heads designed an located to provide a "water curtain" spray pattern on the atrium walls. The fire department connections are located on Redwood and Baltimore Streets. Knox FDC caps have been installed on the fire department connections to prevent vandalism.

Portable fire extinguishers are located throughout the facility.

Two enclosed fire 2 hour fire rated stairways provide sufficient exiting capacity.

An addressable fire alarm system consisting of manual pull stations, audible/visual warning units, smoke, heat & duct detectors (supervisory), sprinkler water flow devices and valve supervisory switches is present through-out the facility. This system transmits a signal to the Pine Street Police Station.

Access for persons with disabilities is via the main entrance and then by elevator to the upper floors.

A Knox Box has been installed next to the fire alarm annunciator with keys for elevators, mechanical areas, electric areas and fire alarm panels to be used by the fire department as needed.

This building is classified as a business Occupancy.

The Health Sciences Facility is a six storied protected steel construction building with a block/brick veneer exterior. The facility which sits on two sites spans W. Redwood Street. The north site has a basement housing mechanical, electrical high voltage switchgear and paralleling equipment. The north site is connected to the Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF) with three bridges. The north portion contains a five storied enclosed atrium including walkways with connections to Howard Hall on all floors.

The south site contains a loading dock/receiving area. The entire facility houses offices, research laboratories, teaching areas and conference rooms.

The building is protected through-out with a combination standpipe/wet pipe sprinkler system. fire department 2 1/2 inch hose valves are located in each stair landing. and a 1000 gpm fire pump with its attendant electrical controllers. The three connecting bridges to MSTF are also sprinkled. The atrium and walkways to Howard hall are protected with perimeter sidewall sprinkler heads designed an located to provide a "water curtain" spray pattern on the atrium walls. The fire department connections are located on Redwood and Baltimore Streets. Knox FDC caps have been installed on the fire department connections to prevent vandalism.

Two enclosed fire 2 hour fire rated stairways provide sufficient exiting capacity.

An addressable fire alarm system consisting of manual pull stations, audible/visual warning units, smoke, heat & duct detectors (supervisory), sprinkler water flow devices and valve supervisory switches is present through-out the facility. This system transmits a signal to the Pine Street Police Station.

Access for persons with disabilities is via the main entrance and then by elevator to the upper floors.

A Knox Box has been installed next to the fire alarm annunciator with keys for elevators, mechanical areas, electric areas and fire alarm panels to be used by the fire department as needed. A key for the Knox FDC caps is also located in the Knox Box.

This building is classified as a business Occupancy.