Interior core building and regulatory signs are the signs necessary for a certificate of occupancy upon final building inspections. Think of these signs as those related to ADA, fire, life and safety. Not all signage will be applicable on all projects. The types of signs required may include accessibility, electrical rooms, elevator emergency signs, exits, fire protection equipment, floor identification, etc.
California Title 24 Restroom Signs
As of March 1, 2017 CAAB 1732 requires all public single-user toilet facilities to be identified as all gender toilet facilities with compliant Title 24 gender neutral signage.
Why Two Signs?
California Title 24 lists two ways to identify restrooms, both on the door and mounted to the wall. This dual signage was caused by the state adopting accessible restroom requirements even before the Federal Government set its own sign standards in 1990. The symbols had become quite established and the state decided to keep them along with the new ADA requirements.
Text, braille, and gender pictograms or the international symbol of accessibility are NOT required on the geometric symbols. They are often permitted and included, but they are considered only as additional features and are not necessary for the signs to be compliant. Their inclusion is oftentimes determined by local code officials; hence, Title 24 restroom signs vary from one place to another. Signs are any kind of visual graphics created to display information to a particular audience. This is typically manifested in the form of wayfinding information on the inside and outside buildings. Signs vary in form and size based on location and intent.
California Title 24 Restroom Sign PDF California Title 24
Two ways to identify restrooms, both on the door and mounted to the wall. This dual signage was caused by the state adopting accessible restroom requirements even before the Federal Government set its own sign standards in 1990.
NYC Local Law 26 Photoluminescent Signs PDF
Photoluminescent sign markers are required in office buildings, hotels, schools and universities — over 75 feet in height — in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island.
Stairwell Signage 2012 NFPA Guidelines
The 2012 National Fire Protection Association requires identification signs in new stairwells of three stories or more, where they were previously only required in five stories or more. New stairwell identification signs will need to be illuminated with emergency power, and the characters on the sign must meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1. The floor level designation character must be tactile in addition to other requirements.