The Chancellor's Cabinet approved using the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Wayfinding and Signage Standards Manual, January 9, 2009. The current interior signage information is as follows:

  1. All signage will comply with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wayfinding and Signage Standards Manual
  2. All buildings will use the approved UNL standard signage design as shown in the UNL Wayfinding & Signage Standards Manual.
  3. All signage must comply with ADA regulations.
  4. All buildings shall have directories. If there is an existing directory, an analysis will be made whether to retain or purchase a new directory.
  5. In a suite of rooms off the main corridor where no receptionist is present, the rooms within the suite will have the standard signage.
  6. In a suite of rooms off the main corridor where a receptionist is present, signage is not required. However, when names are wanted to designate office occupants, the UNL standard signage design will be used.
  7. If there is no door and a sign is needed, the sign will be placed on the right side of the opening.
  8. All rooms along the main corridors of a building shall have signs.
  9. All signs are to be located on the latch side of the door at 5'0" on center above the floor and 4" away from the doorframe.
  10. All new construction or construction renovation projects shall include the standardized signage design and must be coordinated by the UNL Facilities Planning and Construction project manager and UNL Facilities Planning and Construction signage coordinator. Signs must be installed by Building Systems Maintenance (BSM).
  11. Rooms that contain hazardous materials must be labeled in one of three ways.
    • Hazardous Chemical
    • Biohazardous Material
    • Radioactive Material

UNL Interior Signage Procedure

  1. Interior Signage Not Related to a Construction Project
    • The department representative authorized to procure interior signage shall:
      • Review the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wayfinding and Signage Standards Manual.
      • Contact the Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) signage coordinator:
        Robert Eschliman
        Office: 402-472-4214
        Email: robert.eschliman@unl.edu
      • Meet/discuss with signage coordinator signage needs, review sign options and cost.
      • Submit a Work Request to Building Systems Maintenance (BSM) for installation.
      • If custom signs are required, they must be compatible with the UNL standard signage design and the same color scheme as the rest of the signs in the building; a waiver must be obtained.
      • If planning services are needed contact the FPC Signage Coordinator for an estimate of costs.
      • Questions? Contact the FPC signage coordinator.
  2. Interior Signage Related to a Construction Project.
    • The Project Manager (PM) will:
      • Review any proposed new or revised room numbering with the FPC signage coordinator for approval and coordination. The door/room numbering should be done at the end of the approved schematic design phase so that these numbers are the only door/room numbers used on the floor plans by the architects/engineers.
      • Meet/discuss with the FPC signage coordinator the project signage options/requirements, including but not limited to: timeline, budget, wayfinding and building directories.
    • The FPC Signage Coordinator will:
      • Review any proposed new or revised room numbering with the PM for approval and coordination in all phases of the signage project.
      • Review the project signage needs, provide the PM with a signage schedule for review and approval. Any issues or concerns the PM has will be discussed and solutions offered. Once the signage schedule has been approved, the order will be placed. Changes to the approved schedule may have additional cost.
      • Receive approval from the PM for costs related to the project signage.
      • Provide the PM with the status and progress of the project signage.

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