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.

Mini Case Study: USSCF Research Works

By USSCF | Nov 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Mini Case Study: USSCF Research Works

When the City of Havre de Grace, located at the top of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, was researching sign codes for a pending sign ordinance revision, they discovered the USSC Foundation Model Sign Code. Although Havre de Grace is a historic town (est. 1785) known for fishing and hunting, it is a growing community in…

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New Supplement to Free Speech Law for On-Premise Signs

By USSCF | Jul 27, 2018 | Comments Off on New Supplement to Free Speech Law for On-Premise Signs

Get the latest update to Professor Dan Mandelker’s Handbook on signs and the 1st Amendment. Professor Mandelker has created a new supplement to his 2012 publication on signs, the courts, and the 1st Amendment. This supplement contains critical information on new caselaw for any person or firm dealing with issues related to the US Supreme…

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USSCF Announces New Legal Fund

By USSCF | Jul 27, 2018 | Comments Off on USSCF Announces New Legal Fund

The USSC Foundation announces the reformation of the USSCF Sign Defense Fund (formerly the LDF Legal Defense Fund). The new Sign Defense Fund is designed to help sign companies and sign owners combat defective and unconstitutional local sign zoning ordinances. While much attention has been given to the US Supreme Court case in Reed v…

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Foundation Announces New Study on Freestanding Sign Height

By USSCF | Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Foundation Announces New Study on Freestanding Sign Height

The USSCF Board of Directors has funded a new research study by the USSCF intended to investigate freestanding sign height from the perspective of sign legibility and traffic safety. This new sign study will be entitled: The Effect of Mounting Height on On-Premise Sign Visibility and Traffic Safety.  The Foundation has retained the services of…

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USSCF Attends APA National Conference

By USSCF | May 9, 2018 | Comments Off on USSCF Attends APA National Conference

The USSC Foundation attended the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Conference in April 2018, held in New Orleans LA.  This annual event has been extremely successful for the Foundation in the past and has provided a unique opportunity for the Foundation to distribute the results of its sign research projects to planners on behalf of…

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Sign Lighting Guidelines for Static and Electronic Signs

By USSCF | Apr 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Sign Lighting Guidelines for Static and Electronic Signs

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…

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2020 National Electric Code – First round of proposed changes in Article 600

By USSCF | Mar 26, 2018 | Comments Off on 2020 National Electric Code – First round of proposed changes in Article 600

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…

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Mini-Case Study: Good Sign Design and Sign Area

By USSCF | Jan 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Mini-Case Study: Good Sign Design and Sign Area

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…

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Traffic Safety

By USSCF | Jan 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Traffic Safety

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…

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