In this section we will give a brief description of how to sign the interior of a basic building. Check with your local codes to assure compliance or call our office to discuss any issues with our consultants. Let’s get started....
Architects / Designers
Start with the doors
Egress is next
Follow with Directional’s
and Finally the Directory
1. Door Identification Signs
This is the basis for all legislation. Any permanent room in a public building requires room identification to have both raised text & symbols (tactile) and Braille.
Next step is to identify the room as a number, name, or both.
In addition you can add features that maybe required by special rooms.
3. Restroom Signs
This is straight forward. Determine if the washrooms are to be accessible. Include the international symbol of accessibility if this is the case. Determine the name, Washroom, Toilet, Unisex, Boys, Girls, Men, or Women. Use a projecting Flag Mount or Ceiling mount sign in long open areas to guide to the washrooms.
4. Directionals & Directory
Once inside the building you need to move people from the general (What floor is my destination? When I reach the floor, which direction in the hallway?) to the more specific. (Which room is my destination?). Start with the floor directory and the hall directional. We recommend avoiding using hanging signs when possible so as not to obstruct viewing plains.
2. Egress Signs
Egress refers to the term used to describe the movement of people through a building in case of an emergency.
5. Specialty Applications
Rooms may require special add ons to add functionality to the room. In many cases
certain rooms double in functionality and
may need a paper holder, vacant/Occupied
slider, cork board etc.
6. Custom Built Signs
There are many color options to choose from as we match to most industry charts
and custom colors also. Use our design specification for quick lead time and rush your project to the front of the line.