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News Service

News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

7-14-05

Contacts:

John McCarroll, (515) 294-6137

Annette Hacker, (515) 294-3720

Storms Hall and Knapp Hall demolition timeline

Following is the sequence of events that will occur on Tuesday, July 19, prior to the demolition of Knapp and Storms Halls on the Iowa State University campus.

This is based on weather conditions and crowd control. We will have special areas designated for media. If you are interested in filming the implosion, please call Annette Hacker at 294-3720 for more information on these locations.

7:00:00 AM Personnel from Controlled Demolition (CDI) Inc, Phoenix, Md., will visually inspect each level of the buildings to insure that the structure is clear of personnel.
8:00:00 AM Barricades will be set up and police will secure the safety area.
8:30:00 AM CDI will check and perform final hook-ups of electrical circuitry for implosion operations.
8:45:00 AM Seismographs will be set up.
9:00:00 AM Security area will be totally closed.
9:15:00 AM The Command Post will be established at a predetermined location. In attendance at the Command Post will be representatives from CDI, Peterson, Iowa State University, the Police and Fire Departments.
9:45:00 AM Police will check and verify the security area is clear.
9:55:00 AM Confirm that the security area is clear.
9:58:00 AM

Police will pull back to boundary of security area.

After notification that the police are "all clear," two siren blasts will signify the beginning of a two-minute warning.

9:59:00 AM CDI personnel will pull back to the designated areas. Once CDI personnel are in place, a 10-second siren will sound to designate that it is one minute before the implosion.
9:59:45 AM Three, two-second long sirens will indicate that it is 15 seconds prior to detonation.
9:59:50 AM An audible countdown (10, 9, 8 ) over a loudspeaker will be performed.
10:00:00 AM Implosion of Storms and Knapp Halls.
10:15:00 AM CDI and Peterson will inspect the demolition area and sound two short signals to designate an "all clear."
NOTE: At any time following the two-minute warning, if the security area is breached, the countdown will be stopped until the area is clear. Once an "all clear" has been recognized, the countdown will commence again at two minutes.
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