Campus Signage Manual

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C A MP U S S I GNAGE MA N UA LPrepared by the Facilities Management Unit1Contents Introduction pg 3 Section 1 Purpose pg 4 Using the campus signage manual pg 5 Signage Design pg 6 Signage rules pg 7 Campus Signage Statement pg 8 Glossary of terms pg 9 Procedures pg 10 Section 2 Signage Request Procedure pg 11 Requesting Commercial Signage Procedure pg 15 Permanent Standard Campus Signage Technical Specification pg 22 Section 3 Campus Map Signs pg 23 Campus Street Signs pg 26 Directory Board Signs pg 29 Building identification Signs pg 36 Corporate Identification Signs pg 40 Functional Area identification Signs pg 45 Blade Amenity Signs pg 48 Door Signs pg 98 Fire and Safety Signs pg 112 Car Park Entry Signs pg 114 Other Signs of Interest pg 116 Section 4 2I N T R O D U C T I O N3 3Introduction BackgroundThe Facilities Management Unit is responsible for ensuring that corporate standards are maintained in the development and implementation of all signage across the University. The Campus Signage Manual was developed in 2001 using a collaborative approach with key stakeholders across the University. Since then, there has been considerable effort in ensuring consistency in corporate standards is maintained for directional signage whilst ensuring opportunities to promote the University and its stakeholders are achieved. The manual provides clearly defined signage instructions for the design, development and installation of standardised signage on all campuses of the University. This manual will continue to be used as a basis in the development and implementation of improved signage across the University. PurposeThe purpose of the Campus Signage Manual is to provide tools and processes for the development and implementation of all University signage. This has ensured that the delivery of services to our stakeholders is enhanced through the appropriate use of directional and way-finding signage across all campuses. The University has also seen a progressive roll-out of corporate signage across all campuses since the implementation of these standards. Reference to relevant Australian and International Standards, Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations, and relevant Government and University Acts, guidelines and regulations are used to ensure compliance levels are maintained. Developing signage specificationsThe following way-finding principles are used in the development of new signage specifications: v Signage designs shall be developed to complement existing signage and be sympathetic with and contribute to the promotion of the Universitys corporate image and market positioning. v Australian and International Standards shall guide the technical and physical aspects of all signage including compliance to regulatory signage. v Signage design shall overcome language and communication barriers where appropriate and instil the principals of way-finding. v Identification and location of buildings, facilities and services shall be quick and easy for internal and external customers of the University. 44About The ManualThe manual is presented in 5 sections Section 1Introduction Campus Signage Statement Glossary of Terms Section 2Standard Operating Procedures and Forms Section 3Signage Design Specifications Section 4Other Signs of Interest Using the Campus Signage ManualStakeholders (including external contractors and consultants) are able to use the information contained in the Campus Signage Manual to assist in determining their specific signage requirements: v Section 2 includes standard operating procedures and request forms that provide information on how to order your signage requirements. v Section 3 includes technical specifications for all corporate signage designs currently available. The technical specifications are sorted by relevant signage type to assist in identification of signage designs. v Section 4 provides a visual display of additional signage that has been developed using elements of existing corporate standards and modified to suit the needs of stakeholders and or building design. In all cases, modification has occurred with due consideration given to approved use of University logo and co-branding logos and is subject to change depending on the needs of individual stakeholder groups. Distribution of the ManualThe Campus Signage Manual is available online at the following address: http://www.unisa.edu.au/facilities/contractors/signage.asp Copies of the manual are also available on request by contacting the Facilities Management Unit. 55Quality ManagementThe Campus Signage Manual is a quality document and as such shall be evaluated and updated at regular intervals. This includes formal auditing processes for all new and existing signage on campus to ensure: v Integrity of UniSA logo and style guide is maintained v Compliance to legislative and corporate signage standards v Maintenance of existing signage; and v Implementation of new signage as required. Signage DesignA coordinated and consistent approach in the format, construction, and use of text, graphics, materials, and colour has been used in the design of corporate signage documented in the Campus Signage Manual. To facilitate global understanding, the design of campus signage draws on three different forms of communication; written word, graphics and colour. Consultation regarding signage also occurred with staff, students and the RSB throughout the design phase in 2001 and again with signage consultants, internal stakeholders and the Royal Society for the Blind as part of the review phase in 2008/2009. There is an emphasis on ease of identification, which has been promoted through the placement of signage, use of colour and easily identified graphics. The use of colour also enables the grouping of particular amenities for easy identification. Classification, Types and Styles of Signage The Campus Signage Manual documents classification, types and styles of corporate signage. Signage across the University is sorted in the following manner: v Classification of Signage v Types of Signage v Styles of Signage Images are also provided of other signs of interest including major signage for new building programs that may be suitable for further use or adaption depending on the needs of the stakeholder group. Types of SignageEleven main types of signage are identified in the Campus Signage Manual: v Campus Signature v Campus Maps v Directory Boards v Building Identification v Functional Area Identification v Corporate Identification v Blade Amenity Identification v Door / Pigeon Hole Plates v Evacuation v Parking 66 Manufacturing and InstallationTo assist with standardisation, cost effectiveness and quality of work, the manufacture and installation of signage is undertaken by the Facilities Management Unit with the use of appropriate external contractors and suppliers nominated on the relevant Contractors Register(s). Signage RulesA number of rules apply to the design and implementation of corporate signage to ensure consistency in placement, content and format of information: Examples of such rules include: v Standard font and size applied to all text using frutiger. v Standard text used on door plates may include professional titles ie Dr, Prof, and Associate Professor but do not include personal titles such as Ms, Mr, Miss. v Two metre clear space to be applied in surrounding area for directory boards v Staff names shall not be included on building and floor directory boards and information shall be alphabetised for consistency and ease of use v Use of University and co-branding logos shall comply with University style guide v Implementation of legislative signage standards in areas such Evacuation Plans, Fire & Safety and Hazardous Signage shall be consistent in size and placement: o External - 250mm metal plate with vinyl attached or vinyl on glass if appropriate o Internal - 150 mm using vinyl Approvals and Timelines Requests for new signage designs that do not form part of existing corporate signage standards must be approved by Facilities Management Unit to ensure design and intended use meet corporate guidelines relating to University logo, content and placement of signage design. Installation of all signage occurs on a rotational basis across all campuses and it is intended that any door signage is installed within 10 working days from placement of your initial signage request. Approvals and timelines for all other standard corporate signage will be negotiated with the customer, with consideration given to the urgency and type of signage required. 77Campus Signage Statement The University of South Australia is committed to providing suitable directional signage that meets the needs of our staff, students and general public. This statement reflects the processes documented in the Campus Signage Manual which have been established to ensure a standardised approach to the development and implementations of all signage across the University. The design and implementation of all signage shall reflect the standard technical specifications for individual signs documented in the Campus Signage Manual in terms of visual display, quality of work, and use of materials. Signage requirements that are extraordinary in nature and are not specified in the Campus Signage Manual shall be reviewed by the Business & Administration Coordinator, Facilities Management Unit for development and approval to ensure consistency in signage design and placement. All signage shall conform to the Campus Signage Manual and the University Branding and Style Guide which shall be developed in