International Sign Association (ISA) Launches Sign Code Hotspot Database Alexandria, VA - July 19, 2010
The International Sign Association’s new database of code issues, its Sign Code Hotspot Database, provides an important repository of educational and informational materials on some of the common challenges that sign professionals face.
The database contains materials that relate to common regulatory issues challenging the sign industry. By accessing the database, members will find information compiled by ISA that has been used to educate local officials in similar cases.
“Most sign companies only face these challenges every few years,” said ISA Manager of State and Local Government Affairs Kenny Peskin. “It has been difficult to apply that knowledge in other communities. This database helps the sign industry to build on the lessons learned in one community, for use in all areas.”
The online tool, which is accessible to all ISA members at www.signs.org, currently contains issues as diverse as restricting pole signs to municipal failure to process permit applications in a timely manner. Users also may find information on EMC limitations, redevelopment regulations that impact existing businesses, and sign engineering issues, among other topics. The resource can also help members engage in issues in their communities as they arise, in order to have factual data to support their cases.
“We want to provide a way for the research we have gathered to really impact local sign code issues before the opportunity is lost,” Peskin said. He hopes that members will not only use the information there, but also inform ISA of issues they are facing and provide feedback on further growing the database.
Creating the Sign Code Hotspot Database is part of ISA’s role in promoting and improving the worldwide sign industry, through educational, advocacy, and networking initiatives.