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Blasting to begin at Cowgill

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 30 - May 2, 1996

A construction test-blasting program was conducted last Saturday at the Cowgill construction site.

Construction production blasting will be tentatively scheduled Monday through Friday between 6 p.m. and dusk, and Saturday between 8 a.m. and dusk for a period of approximately three months.

In the event an unexpected electrical storm occurs in the vicinity Monday through Friday, previously installed explosives will be detonated before 6 p.m. All construction blasting operations shall follow procedures noted below.

BLASTING PROCEDURES: A 15-second siren warning signal will be sounded one minute prior to the actual detonation of explosives. After the blast is completed, a second signal of three-to-five-second siren soundings will signify an "all-clear" condition has been confirmed.

Exterior areas immediate to the fenced construction site (Hancock Hall arcade, sidewalk adjacent to Burruss Hall, Johnston Student Center arcade, and walks and service drive adjacent to Cowgill Hall) will be temporarily barricaded to pedestrian access during blasting.

All persons inside building spaces with windows facing the construction site are requested to step back a minimum of 10 feet clear of windows immediately upon hearing the initial warning siren, and stay back until the all clear signal is sounded.