Medical School Teaching Facility

10 South Pine Street
(Constructed 1978)
315,735 Square Feet
Fire Box 13-91

The Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF) is an eleven storied with basement fire resistive building. The structure houses offices, laboratories, a media center, conference rooms, and a Class B Place of Assembly. The ground level houses an animal holding facility. Mechanical spaces are located in the basement and eleventh floors. A licensed radiological waste incinerator is located on the tenth floor and roof.

The building is equipped with an interior high-rise package fire alarm system which was installed in 2006 consisting of manual pull stations, smoke detectors, heat detectors (supervisory), duct detectors (supervisory) and voice audible/visual devices which transmits a signal to the Pine Street Police Station.

A Fire Command Center (FCC) is located in the PED Level lobby at the South end. The FCC contains the following equipment:

1) Firefighter phone system with handsets.

2) Building PA System via the voice evacuation alarm system.

3) A dedicated outside telephone line not within the UM system.

4) Main fire alarm control panel.

5) Elevator status panel.

6) Smoke control system panel and controls.

7) Status of emergency generator annunciation display.

8) Building plans.

Firefighter telephone jacks are located within each stairway landing and each elevator lobby.

A combination standpipe/wet pipe sprinkler system protects the entire facility except the loading dock. The loading dock is protected with a dry pipe sprinkler system. Water flow alarms and valve supervisory switches interconnected to the interior fire alarm system. The loading dock on the west side is protected with a dry pipe sprinkler system connected to the building sprinkler system. The sprinkler system is supplied by a 1000 gpm fire pump located in the basement. Fire department 2 1/2 inch standpipe valves are located in each of four stairwell landings. The fire department connection is located on Baltimore Street near the NE corner of the building. Knox FDC caps have been installed on the fire department connection to prevent vandalism.

Portable fire extinguishers are located throughout the facility.

Corridors on levels two through nine are separated with smoke barrier doors held open with electromagnetic hold open devices hooded into the building fire alarm system. These doors close automatically when the fire alarm activates.

Fire department suppression equipment has access on all four sides of the building.

A Knox Box has been installed in the fire command center 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 a Business Occupancy, Place of Assembly, and Industrial Occupancy.