The sites were surveyed by Signs Express from the end of July and continuing through August. Each site had various types and quantities of both internal and external signage, some of which was illuminated. Signs Express were asked to remove the existing signage and repair any fixing holes ready for repainting by a team of decorators. The surveys included identifying the access needs and the suitability of the building structure at the intended locations for the new signage. Some of the external signage required the installation team to utilise either aluminium access towers or in some cases, powered access equipment.Signage
The sign requirements included a mixture of signage across each site:
White vinyl applied to glazed window panels
Foamex panels with prints to the face
Clear acrylic panels with prints to rear mounted on stand-off locators
Prints mounted on aluminium composite panels, with some external signage being up to 6000mm x 6000mm
Folded aluminium trays powder coated white with printed and cut vinyl to the face
Internally illuminated trays with white LED illumination through opal acrylic and a red top tray with stencil cut details arranged as shown on the sketch below
Altrad had a target project completion date of the end of October and were keen to start asap. The lead time between the first sign being signed off and the installation date was only two weeks.
Altrad wanted all installations to be carried out at weekends to generate a dramatic impact for the employees and customers who would see a completed installation on Monday morning. In view of the tight timescales, the work was completed sequentially at weekends through to completion, requiring a tight management and coordination between all the activities and companies on each site.