The USSCF Blog
The USSC Foundation is committed to performing on-premise sign research, providing educational resources and staying on the forefront of sign legislation, zoning, electrical codes and land-use planning. The Sign Exchange, an annual convention produced by the Foundation, brings the sign industry together for business improvement opportunities. Our blog delivers the latest on each of these topics and more.
Trying to figure out how to comply with a local sign lighting Code? As a planner, have you been asked to incorporate regulations for sign lighting in a local zoning code? The USSC Foundation has the answers. The USSC Foundation published “A Guide to National Sign Illumination Standards” in April 2017. The report is based…Read More
Code Panel 18 is responsible for Articles 406, 410, 411, 600, and 605. There were 176 public inputs proposed to Code Panel 18 with 30 being directed to Article 600 resulting in 17 First Revisions. I had the distinct pleasure of being asked to Chair a task group to review and propose recommendations for Article…Read More
The Board of Directors of the United States Sign Council (USSC) voted unanimously to merge the USSC and all of its assets into the USSC Foundation. Starting January 1, 2018, the USSC will cease operations, and the USSC Foundation will assume all functions and activities associated with the past organization. The USSC Foundation has been…Read More
The USSC Foundation recently received a member inquiry concerning a proposed new sign in the state of Montana. The Foundation frequently helps supporting members with questions about signs and zoning as a primary member benefit of being a part of the Foundation. The question from Montana: “What exactly is the definition of sign area and…Read More
What keeps sign shop owners awake at night? Near the top of the list is the arduous task of navigating complex municipality codes. It can be a major obstacle to getting effective signs for their customers. Codes are often poorly written or do not address the realities of proper on-premise signage. The Model Code…Read More
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