Health & Safety

Music Building

 Music Building

Building #1981M
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Built: 1962
Space: 85,709 gsf
Four stories plus basement and penthouse


  • See DOA-DFD WALMS inspection for room-by-room building survey (March 2003).
  • All thermal system insulation (TSI) which isn't fiberglass or Armaflex is asbestos containing material (ACM). Project DOA-DSF #03H3F (Summer 2005) required abatement and replacement on nearly all heating and chilling systems. Most domestic hot and cold insulation was also abated, however, these systems were not replaced. Mudded TSI and penetration packing may still exist, particularly on those systems embedded in walls and chases. Summary: Any remaining mudded insulation is PACM.
  • Some fire-stop material in wall and floor penetrations is ACM; other fire-stop is simply mortar mix or asbestos-free material. See photo. Most penetration packing was removed during the ventilation upgrade (DSF #03H3F, Summer 2005). Any remaining penetration packing which was not removed for #03H3F shall be tested prior to disturbance or treated as PACM.
  • All nine-inch floor tile and associated black cutback adhesive (mastic) is ACM. Twelve inch tile may or may not be ACM; this and other flooring material (e.g., sheet flooring) must be analyzed before disturbance. Please see EHSRM and PPS building files for information on which rooms have already been abated.
  • Many practice rooms, offices and classrooms have acoustical transite panels. These panels are painted and non-friable unless disturbed. See photo.
  • Nearly all original HVAC ductwork was replaced during the ventilation system upgrade, Summer 2005 (DSF #03H3F). The building's original HVAC ductwork was insulated with an exterior layer of fiberglass which was covered with a skim-coat of friable asbestos and covered by woven cloth. Other HVAC ductwork has an exterior layer of fiberglass covered by brown paper and black non-friable ACM adhesive at the seams. See photo.
  • Fire-rated doors have not been investigated, however we presume these are asbestos-core doors.
  • There have been limited plaster samples; all samples to date have been negative. Please request analysis before disturbance of wall and ceiling plaster.
  • There have been limited ceiling tile samples; most tiles in building are 2-foot square fiberglass tiles. See photo. Please Note: Room B12 had asbestos ceiling tiles; a comprehensive room-by-room survey will be scheduled to determine types of ceiling material throughout this building. Please request investigation and analysis before disturbance of non-fiberglass ceiling or acoustical tiles.
  • Room MB60: Theatrical lamps in MB60 have ACM electrical wiring, acoustical panels are transite.
  • The roof was replaced 1999; the new roof is assumed to be asbestos-free. The abandoned roof-mounted chilled water system cooling tower, with asbestos transite drip panels, was removed 1998.
  • We are not aware of any asbestos spray-on decking or beam insulation in this building. However, there is some spray-on decking/beam insulation in hallway M100A, directly outside of M180. We believe this was applied during the ADA upgrade in 2001 (DSF #00C3U). A sample was obtained (March 2003), please check the inventory for the result.
  • Please see the Music Project Log for additional information on significant abatement projects in this building.
  • Please see the UWM Asbestos Inventory for additional information.

Lead-based Paint:

  • No samples to date. The building is well maintained and has been repainted since original construction.


  • There are no underground storage tanks (USTs) associated with this building.