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.
The USSC Foundation announces the publication of a new study on parallel sign size, titled Parallel-mounted On-premise Letter Height and Sign Size, Garvey & Associates (2019).This research was funded by the USSC Foundation to help bridge a gap in the research on signs between the original parallel sign size study, performed in 2006, and the…Read More
The USSC Foundation announces new Update to the Penn State sign lighting study: Standardized Luminance Levels of On-Premise Signs (2017) The USSCF funded new research on the standardized brightness or “lighting levels” for many different color combinations used in typical on-premise signs – cabinet style signs and channel letters. When the USSCF study was released…Read More
The USSC Foundation announces the publication of a new study on freestanding sign height titled Recommended Mounting Heights for Freestanding On-Premise Signs, Philip M. Garvey and M. Jennifer Klena, Garvey & Associates (2018). This research was funded by the USSC Foundation and in part by Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI), New…Read More
At the USSC Foundation, we take our commitment to the sign industry very seriously. That means we’re dedicated to bringing sign industry professionals the resources they need to run their business. One such resource is USSC Foundation Electrical and Fire Safety Advisor, Randy Wright. Randy is a veteran of the sign industry for over 38…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read 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 Sign Exchange 2022 has been canceled.
The USSC Foundation Board has decided, for a variety of reasons, it is in the best interests of all to cancel the Sign Exchange for 2022.
We wish to thank all loyal Exhibitors and Supporting Members for their participation, and look forward to new opportunities in 2023.
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