DePaul University Emergency Plan > Facility Emergency > Structural Failure

Structural Failure

In the event of structural damage to a University-owned building, the entrances to the floor/area containing the damage are to be blocked off to prevent any pedestrian traffic, and the area should be secured to prevent theft of University or personal property.

Facility Operations will coordinate a structural inspection of the damaged building. Because of the unknown condition of many structural elements, no one shall be allowed in the damaged area for any reason until the facility is deemed safe by all appropriate authorities.

In the event of injury or entrapment, Public Safety will contact local authorities and call them to the scene, as appropriate.

Facility Operations will coordinate the assessment of how to proceed with the reconstruction process as soon as possible.

‚Äč