ADA Sign Specifications

Exterior Accessible Route Maps

	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
	B.	This subcontractor shall review, in detail, all other
		sections of the construction specifications affecting the work
		of this section of the Specifications.

	A.	ANSI A117.1 - 1992 Accessible Signage Standards(4.28 Signage).
	B.	Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
            C.         ANSI A117.1 - 1998 Accessible Signage Standards.
            D.         521 CMR Commonwealth of Massachusetts Architectural Access Board.
	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.  Exterior directional signs.
	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.	
	A.	ADA compliant signs where shown on the drawings or otherwise
		indicated shall be manufactured by  MEMCO Merrimack Engraving
		& Marking Co. of Methuen, MA 1-800-726-1719.
	B.	Anodized aluminum sheet with 1/8" acrylic baseplate.
		The aluminum must have a matte, non-glare surface. The
		aluminum color shall be natural.
	C.	Lettering must be flush with the surface and produced by
		photographic means so as to be made part of the aluminum. 
		Etched or applied lettering is not acceptable.  Lettering
		shall be black.
	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.	Graphics must be produced from camera ready artwork.  
		Graphic colors shall be black.

	A.	Materials used shall have an outdoor durability of 15 years.

	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.

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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