1.01 GENERAL A. The General Document listed in the Index, including the General Conditions, Supplementary General Conditions and General Requirements are hereby made an integral part of this section. B. This subcontractor shall review, in detail, all other sections of the construction specifications affecting the work of this section of the Specifications. 1.02 REFERENCES A. ANSI A117.1 - 1992 Accessible Signage Standards(4.28 Signage). B. Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). 1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE A. Fabricator shall have manufactured ADA signage for a minimum of four years and have completed work equal to the scope of this project. 1.04 SCOPE A. This section includes: 1. Interior room signs. 2. Interior restroom signs. 3. Interior exit signs. 1.05 SUBMITTALS A. Submit standard color selection chips. B. Submit manufacturer's product information sheet(s). C. Submit scaled or full size mock-ups of each sign type. D. Submit one sign of any sign type. E. Submit sign schedule. 2.01 PRODUCTS A. ADA compliant signs where shown on the drawings or otherwise indicated shall be manufactured by MEMCO Merrimack Engraving & Marking Co. of Methuen, MA. tel: 1-800-726-1719. B. GE Lexan film P/N 8B35, .015" thick with sub-surface printed background color(s) bonded to a baseplate. Background colors are to be chosen from manufacturer's standard color selection. Unless otherwise specified, baseplate will be 1/8" thick plastic. Maximum thickness of baseplate will not exceed 1/4". C. Lettering must be raised 1/32" minimum from the surface of the sign. Edge condition of lettering shall be slightly beveled and not square cut. Lettering colors are to be chosen from manufacturer's standard color selection. D. Grade 2 braille must be embossed to produce domed tops. Grade 2 braille must be an integral part of the sign face and not glued or friction fit to the sign face. E. Pictograms shall be either raised 1/32" minimum or sub-surface printed. 3.01 INSTALLATION A. Signs are to mounted by the manufacturer's recommendations, either adhesive backing or tamper proof screws. B. Install signs in accordance with ADAAG guidelines. C. Assure signs are installed level. END OF SECTION
See our Technical Bulletin explaining the proposed changes to the ADA regarding braille. These proposed changes are nothing new to us, since we have always made our braille to these new requirements.
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