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    Architectural Sign Info. — Custom office Signs

    Elevator Signs

    Elevator Signs

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for elevator signage can be found in the ASME Safety Code A17. There are basically two types of sign needed. First is the identification signage on the elevator enclosure (referred to as the ‘hoistway’) and the controls inside the car. On the exterior, Code 17 requires 2” raised and Braille on both door jambs of the hoistway entrances, positioned 60” above the floor level. Similar labeling is mandated on the buttons and other controls on the car’s interior, at a height of no more than 48” from the floor.

    ADA COMPLIANT ELEVATOR SIGNS FOR BUILDINGS

    The second type of elevator signs are directional signage pointing toward the locations of elevators on each floor. Multi-storey public buildings must have directional and wayfinding signage to guide people to the elevators, escalators and stairs. Like all compliant ADA signs, these are specified to be highly visible with non-glare high-contrast lettering and standard international symbology for sighted individuals, complemented with raised tactile lettering and Braille for those with visual disabilities. Each sign must be placed at a height that can be reached by someone sitting in a wheelchair.

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    To accommodate visually impaired persons, elevator signage must also have Braille and raised tactile lettering and symbols. Those that can accommodate wheelchairs must display the raised tactile symbol for wheelchair accessibility. And, of course, the lobby and corridors should have ADA directional signs with arrows pointing in the direction of the elevators.

    In government facilities and commercial buildings used by the public, all elevators must have prominent signage describing their suitability (or unsuitability) for use during a fire or other emergency. An elevator or escalator requires electrical power that may be curtailed in these situations. So most multi-level edifices have elevator signs prohibiting their use in the event of fire, flooding or other circumstances in which power may be cut off. To facilitate safe and rapid egress, there will be nearby informational signs advising people NOT to use the elevator, and providing directions to evacuate using the nearest stairway.

    FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL ELEVATOR SIGN REQUIREMENTS

    At the Federal level, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) manages the regulations that govern the design, construction and maintenance of elevators used by employees in the workplace. These OSHA requirements encompass the Car ID and capacity, inspection plates, warning notices for In Case of Fire and Elevator Out of Order. They also mandate signs for any open elevator shafts or pits, and exposure to potentially dangerous electrical and mechanical components. OSHA regulations also require distinctions between freight elevators those intended for people.

    Many states and cities with high-rise office and residential structures have additional laws regulating the design and operation of escalators and elevators. These address the special safety and accommodation issues attendant with elevator implementations in very tall buildings. Generally the specifications for elevator signs are a part of a more comprehensive set of requirements for building directories, evacuation plans, egress maps and directional signs. These cover both the safety needs for emergency access, as well as the requirement to accommodate people with disabilities. But as far as elevator signage goes, in most cases adherence to the ADA, ASME and OSHA regulations is sufficient for these locales.

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    WeBuildSigns manufactures more than a dozen families of architectural signs that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. These attractive and cost-effective products are available in our online store. We have a sign family for every building style and budget.

    WBS sells individual elevator signs; but most of our customers purchase a complete set of architectural signs – including both identification and navigational/directional products. Identification signs include room name and numbering plaques, lobby signs, conference room labeling, and signs marking the location of elevators, escalators and stairs. Directional signage includes building and level directories and layout maps, egress diagrams, and pointers to exits, restrooms, elevators and stairways.

    BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE ELEVATOR SIGNS

    We have all been in buildings where it was difficult to find your way around. You’re on a business trip, check into a strange hotel, and have to ask the desk clerk how to get to your room. Thoughtful floor plan layouts and proper signage can make this a lot easier. Organizations that care about their employees, customers and visitors make a point of installing effective architectural signs to make it easier to get where you need to go.

    Navigating in an unfamiliar establishment can be even more daunting for someone with a disability. This is especially true for someone with impaired vision or mobility. The most difficult aspects of moving about a building are dealing with doors (hinged, sliding and revolving) and level changes (stairs, elevators, ramps and escalators). Imagine being a blind person trying to locate a wheelchair-accessible elevator in a strange office or residential tower. That’s where ASME and OSHA compliant elevator signs come in – they enable people in wheelchairs to avoid stairways and the frustration of elevators that are not going to work for them.

    STANDARD AND CUSTOM ELEVATOR SIGN DESIGNS

    In addition to the amazing array of standard elevator signs available in our online store, WBS also designs and manufactures custom sign packages. Based on your current or planned building decor, corporate logo and color scheme, we can create a custom sign collection specifically for your organization. This can include office signs, conference room labels, restroom signage, stair and elevator signs -- and matching building directory, level plans and egress maps. A comprehensive custom sign system conveys the impression of substance and high quality to your employees, business partners and customers.

    Customized architectural signs can dramatically enhance the accessibility and appearance of a restaurant, retail store, apartment building or hospital. With one of our custom signage systems your identification and wayfinding badges will have an attractive and consistent design of your choosing. And most of our customers are surprised how inexpensive a complete custom package can be. Call WBS today to learn how we can enhance the safety, accommodation and look of your building.

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    Wayfinding Signs

    Wayfinding Signage

    Well-placed and highly-visible wayfinding signage is a necessity for commercial businesses or government organizations. These directional signboards and emblems give employees and visitors the ability to identify where they are currently, and easily navigate to their desired destination. The need for well positioned and correctly designed custom wayfinding signage begins at a visitor’s point of arrival (typically a parking lot, garage, street curb or main entry) and extends from there to every space in the building an occupant or guest might visit.

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    Effective directional signage systems include readily visible maps of the building’s floor layouts (along with a “You are Here” marker) plus other plaques and labels identifying intermediate milestones, stairs, elevators, individual room names and numbers. Building floor layout maps are a common form of wayfinding sign, providing plan views with identification of hallways, stairs, escalators or elevators. Interior navigational aids also include conspicuous men’s and women’s restroom signs and labeling of emergency exits and directions to parking garages. Most multi-level facilities provide a floor-by-floor building directory listing each level’s tenants, organizational departments or offices by room number. These, along with plaques marking elevators/stairways and directional arrows, are excellent guides for people already familiar with the structure - as well as first-time visitors.

    STANDARDS FOR WAYFINDING SIGNAGE

    The ADA Standards for Accessible Design list the wayfinding sign requirements to accommodate people with disabilities. Restroom, stairway and directional signage need to be designed and positioned to be usable by individuals in wheelchairs and those with visual impairments. These identification and navigational signs must be highly visible with standard international symbols, raised tactile lettering and Braille. ADA-compliant signs must also be mounted on the wall at a height that someone in a wheelchair can easily see (and visually impaired people can touch).

    Being able to find your way in a building is especially important in the event of an emergency or forced evacuation. Even employees familiar with the structure and layout may have challenges navigating in the event of a fire, chemical spill or other emergency. Infrequent visitors will have an even more difficult time. And these problems can be exacerbated by the presence of smoke, loud alarms and the stress of needing to exit quickly. Well-designed and properly positioned wayfinding signage systems enhance safety and simplify movement for building occupants.

    WeBuildSigns makes a wide selection of high visibility ADA directional signs and mounting accessories. These are available in several attractive styles and price ranges, with something for every building décor and budget. In addition, we can design custom architectural signage for wayfinding, restrooms, stairs/elevators and room naming/numbering -- to your specifications.

    WBS ONLINE SIGN STORE

    Our online store features a broad array of standard ADA sign implementations for office doors, restrooms, stairways and direction signage. These products are grouped into families in which all members are made of the same material and have a similar look – an important feature of wayfinding signage that enables people to quickly locate and interpret the facility identifier or directional sign.

    All WBS signs and accessories are high quality and suitable for Class A office buildings, government facilities or commercial structures. All of our indoor wayfinding signage, bathroom, stair/elevator and direction signs meet ADAAD specifications, as well as those of California Title 24. Our on-site CAD systems and manufacturing equipment enable us to quickly produce standard and customized products in high volume at a very low cost. We have very competitive prices and accept most major credit and debit cards.

    CUSTOM WAYFINDING SIGN DESIGN

    If you want a special directional sign package to show off your organization’s brand or meet an important functional requirement, we would be glad to design and manufacture a custom wayfinding signage package to meet your needs. As with our standard products available in our online store, our customized designs are remarkably inexpensive for top quality signage.

    Are you looking for an elegant signage system to impress your customers and business partners? Need an economical ADA-compliant signboard to direct visitors within your offices, factory, restaurant or store? WBS has a solution to meet your requirements and budget.

    Contact WBS today to tell us your requirements and learn about our attractive styles and options.

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    Office Door Signs

    Office Door Signs

    Hallway and Door Signs for Offices

    Attractive and well-positioned office door signs make it easier for employees or visitors to locate rooms in your building. Along with other navigational and directional markings, room name signs and room number signs can be very helpful to people looking for specific offices or spaces. Properly designed interior office identification signage systems are low glare with raised tactile lettering and Braille characters, so they can be read by blind people or those with vision disabilities.


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    Our economical architectural signs are available in a variety of attractive designs to complement your workplace décor. Or we can design a custom collection of ADA compliant office door signs, cubicle signage, restroom labels, stair and elevator plaques to your exact specifications. WBS can manufacture a sign in any Pantene color, and include your logo and corporate graphics. A professionally designed set of directional and office doorway signage makes it easier to find people and spaces, and projects a favorable image to employees, customers and business partners.

    Door Signs with Office Name and Number

    Signs for office doors or the adjacent walls should include the room name and/or room number. In many situations this will be name of the person to whom the office is assigned. In others it will be a room identifier like ‘Break Room’, ‘Electrical Closet’, ‘Teachers Lounge’ or ‘Recording Studio’. In some cases, the building’s numbering scheme will also incorporate the floor number in the office number. So the first floor will have rooms numbered 1001-1999, 2nd floor 2001-2999, etc. WeBuildSigns (WBS) makes several families of ADA compliant office door signage and attractive directional signs in a broad selection of styles, colors and materials. We can customize these to your specifications, with any naming or numbering system you need.

    ADA Compliant Office Door Signs – Room and Cubicle Signage

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has specific requirements for directional and identification signage -- including signs for office doors and cubicles, room numbering and naming. These must be manufactured in contrasting letters and background colors on a glare-free surface. The room number and/or room name must be fashioned in both raised tactile lettering and Braille. Door sign letters must be large enough to be read from a distance.

    All ADA compliant signs must be positioned to provide access to people in wheelchairs. Room name/numbers and office doorway signage must be positioned between 48” and 60” above the floor level to ensure visibility and provide wheelchair access. This creates a challenge for cubicle signs, because some cubicle walls are not 48” tall. As a result, most office cubicle signs are positioned near the top of the cubicles’ half-walls.


    The presence of ADA compatible signage allows people with (and without) disabilities to successfully navigate through a workplace, school or commercial building. This capability becomes extremely valuable during a fire, bomb threat, severe storm or other situation that requires an emergency evacuation. In some of these situations, employees or students may be directed to take refuge in a specific room or common area. The presence of prominent office door signage and room labeling makes this a lot easier. Even personnel familiar with the building may have challenges navigating during a stressful evacuation scenario with smoke, flooding or throngs of people trying to exit. Although these situations are rare, the ability to locate a room or office door placard can be a life-or-death requirement.


    WeBuildSigns designs and manufactures a wide selection of high visibility ADA office door signs and mounting accessories. These are available in several attractive styles and price ranges, with something for every building’s décor and budget. In addition, we can design custom architectural signage – building directories, egress maps, restroom signs, stair/elevator plaques and conference room signs -- to your specifications.

    WBS Online Door Sign Store

    Our online store features a comprehensive selection of standard ADA signs for office doors, bathrooms, stairways and elevators. These products are grouped into collections in which all members are made of the same material and have a similar look. Consistency in appearance is important because it allows people to more readily locate identification and directional markers and reach their destinations.


    All WBS signs and accessories are high quality and suitable signs for office doors in Class A professional buildings, government facilities, residential structures or commercial workplaces. Our building level directories, restroom signs and stair/elevator labeling designs meet ADAAD specifications -- as well as those of California Title 24. We have sophisticated CAD systems and manufacturing equipment onsite to enable us to produce standard and custom products at a very reasonable cost. WBS has very competitive pricing and we accept most major credit and debit cards.

    Custom Office Door Sign Designs

    If you are looking for a unique office door sign package to simplify navigation and create a favorable impression of your headquarters and organization, we would be glad to create a custom collection to meet your needs. New customers are surprised how inexpensive our top quality signs can be.


    Are you looking for an elegant signage system to impress your customers and business partners? Need ADA-compliant office/cubicle signs, restroom and stairway/elevator signage for your place of business? WBS has a variety of designs that will meet your requirements and budget.


    Browse online or contact WBS today to discuss your requirements.

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