A sign plan is more than an inventory - it is a management tool that evaluates compliance, effectiveness, and is the base for short and long-term decisions impacting signs at your project. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your sign plan.
Forms - Fillable forms for inventory, replacement planning, ordering, and maintenance.
Request A Waiver
Have a unique condition that the requires a sign not otherwise available in the manual? Theres a process for that!
Corps owned Helvetica Font
Ever wanted the sign fonts (Helvetica) for use in MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.? Click link and save them to
C:\windows\fonts. They should then appear in the list of fonts in your various programs.
Know what is consistent and what is not between the Sign Manual and the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways)
This link details a variety of methods to advise the public of fees and collection methods that are both consistent with EC 1130-2-550, Chapter 9 (DRAFT - Recreational Use Fee Program), and compliant with the Sign Manual.
Big Army, your security office, and even Homeland Security have opinions on required signage. We can help you navigate that!
Corps of Engineers Sign Shops
The Corps sign shops (both Truman and New England) are permanently closed as January 2020 and there is no plans for re-opening. Sign managers must utilize UNICOR or other approved sign manufacturers for your production needs.
UNICOR - Federal Prison Industries
UNICOR detailers are familiar with the Corps Sign Manual and can make compliant, quality signs at competitive prices. For purchases greater than $3,000 - UNICOR is the mandated supplier if their price, quality, and time of delivery is comparable to private sector (according to formal Market Research).
Program managers can utilize private industry for sign production, but dont waste valuable money! Make sure the vendor can meet sign standards. Here are some lessons learned!
PowerPoint providing basic how-to on sign production