Enhance Interior Wayfinding Signage without investing Valuable Billable Hours
3 Easy Steps for Adding Value for your End User Clients
Incorporate corporate wayfinding into your project designs without adding billable project hours.
Corporate wayfinding is a great way to extend your client’s brand identity throughout the office and maintain code compliance.
When initiating the specifications and/ or scope of a signage installation, first consider the overarching project parameters including:
- Project Schedule
- Occupancy Inspection Date
- Furniture Installation Schedule
- “Go Live” Dates/ Phase Move-in
- Project Size
- Total Number of Building Occupants
- Total Number of Workstations
- Total Number of Offices
- FF&E/ Furniture Requirements
- Do you need workstation nameplates? What style of furniture is being used and where within the workstation would you want to mount the nameplate? Options include up mounted glass, tile brackets, top mounting and slotted standards brackets.
Reference our Sign Specification Checklist to quickly determine the entire scope of the project
Building Signage Installation should meet the ADA and Regulatory Requirements for Interior Signs from the new ADA
Consider location of signs, mounting location, mounting height, and topography.
Location of Permanent Room ID Signs
Permanent room signs are to be located at doorways.
This gives the visually impaired a location cue. The safety of the tactile reader is paramount. Signs mount on the strike side of the door most often, but there are exceptions. If there is no room for the sign on the strike side of the door, then it can be placed on the nearest adjacent wall.
Signs can mount to the door itself if:
- The sign is mounted on the latch side of the door (it swings inward).
- If the door automatically closes.
- If the door has no hold open devices.
- Examples include Restrooms, hotel rooms & fire exits.
Mounting height for tactile signs
Mount signs at a height to allow the baselines of tactile raised characters to be located between 48” and 60” above the ground.
What if there are double doors?
- If only one door opens, the sign should mount to inactive door.
- If both doors open, then the sign will mount to the right of the right-hand door.
- If there is no room for the sign on the right side of the door, then it can be placed on the nearest adjacent wall.
What if the door opens outward?
To protect the tactile reader from an outward swinging door, the sign needs to be mounted outside of the arc of the door swing. The raised characters on a permanent room ID are to be centered within an 18” square clear floor space.
- Tactile copy must use an acceptable font, sans serif, not italic. Kj Studios standard font is Helvetica. Special order fonts such Myriad Pro or Arial available, call for additional information.
- Characters must be UPPER CASE and raised 1/32”
- Character height 5/8” minimum, 2” Maximum
- Spacing between characters to be 1/8”
- The letter “I” proportion to be 15% of letter height and “O” to be 55-110% of the height of the uppercase “I”
- Braille to be placed 3/8” below tactile characters
Reference our ADA Signage Standards for a quick Understanding of ADA requirements and compliant mounting locations
Call Kj Studios design experts and let us develop the product applications specifications, quantity take-offs and signage presentation proposal. 888-859-5912
In just 3 quick steps you have become an even more valued designer. You’ve given your client wayfinding and code compliant signage that enhances their brand identity without additional billable hours. Check out all the design options at Kj Studios that can help you further complement your project designs and add to the value you already provide your customers.