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The Construction Industry Is Booming in Kansas City: You’ll Need Signs!

If you work in the construction industry you know that summer is right around the corner and so is the busiest time for construction projects.  Have you thought about all of the construction signage you will need for your projects? Pathway Signs and Graphics can help with all your signage needs.

Who Needs Construction Signs?

If you drive a vehicle or have a fleet of vehicles for your construction business you can use your white work truck or van to advertise your business.  Also for the general contractor who manages a construction site, there are ample safety and wayfinding markers that you need for every location.

Architect signage for Kansas City projects communicates your vision for the completed complex or building while also branding and marketing your company’s name. Anyone involved in the construction trade cannot afford to let the summer boom in business start without being prepared with the construction signage you will need.


What Are Your Signage Options?

  • Car magnets. One of the easiest and highly effective sign for skilled contractors, car magnets attach to the sides of your work truck or van to identify your trade and company. Display your company’s name and logo to increase name recognition.
  • Parking signs. The general contractor in charge of construction site management must think beyond the roped off work area and also handle the traffic problems that can ensue when laborers, contractors, architects and heavy equipment all come to the site at the same time. Curtail parking by the general public to free up spaces for workers. Define access points where only authorized personnel may enter or exit the site by vehicle.

  • Post and panel signs. For the architect who sees beyond the hole in the ground to visualize an attractive shopping center, public access building or condominium community, it is a great marketing idea to display architect renderings of the proposed finished project. This will also help the future leasing agent generate interest in the project by retail and residential clients.
  • Safety signs. If you are the site manager you will have to think through the hazardous areas and post OSHA-required as well as ADA-compliant signs. Identify emergency eye-washing stations, hard hat areas and the locations for first aid kits.
  • Wayfinding signage. Once the project gets close to completion, sales and leasing agents may set up an office and open for business. With models of finished storefronts or apartment units completed, these agents show the models and sell or lease similar properties on different floors. Ensuring that the interested buyer or renter can find the agent is of vital importance. Yet since there is still ongoing construction, it is important to map out a way that is not only clearly marked but also far away from potential hazards.If you are not certain that your business is ready for the summer construction boom with respect to adequate signage, contact Pathway Signs and Graphics and we will gladly sit down with you to discuss post and panel markers, banners, aluminum signs and also graffiti-repellent signage for posting on project fences.

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Where to Find Construction Signs in Kansas City

Finding temporary construction signs or retail leasing signs is as easy as calling Pathway Signs and Graphics. There are many different types of construction site signs that are available and can make sites safer for workers. Our other construction signage products make it easier for leasing offices to sell or lease units and our ADA signage makes it much more convenient to navigate properties. Do you ever wonder what types of signs you might need and who would benefit from them the most?

Who Benefits from Temporary Site Signage?

  • Workers. By highlighting areas where dangerous work occurs, workers know when to be on the lookout for falling tools or materials. Workplace safety is a big deal and an unhurt worker is a productive one.
  • General contractor. When there are no safety incidents the project stays on time and on budget. Safety signs in particular help keep accidents to a minimum.

  • Sales office. Do luxury condominiums or town homes make up the bulk of the construction? If so, the sales office staff will appreciate some well-placed signs advertising the future availability of high-end living spaces in the city. If there are retail spaces as well, getting commitments to lease them early on establishes anchor businesses and makes it so much easier to rent the remaining properties.
  • Passersby and motorists. Even the folks who are neither interested in buying nor selling benefit from the signs on the outside of the fence. Knowing what is being built in the neighborhood has informational value and affects property values all around.

Sign Examples

There are a wide variety of signage options for construction sites of all sizes.

  1. Reminders. Do visitors and workers know that they need to wear their hard hats in certain areas? These reminders are excellent for encouraging desirable safety behavior around the site.
  2. Advertisements. Whether it is the advertisement for the new homes and storefronts that are being built or the ad for an open job that needs to be filled as soon as possible by a qualified worker, these signs help meet the needs of contractors and leasing managers.
  3. Warnings. Usually written in white on red backgrounds, these signs caution against dangerous habits and behaviors that could have serious consequences at a construction site. Examples include the do not operate heavy equipment without safety gear or the caution not to walk across the main thoroughfare of the site without caution.

Choosing the Right Materials and Typeface

Just like the messages of the signs vary, so do the materials. The most common material for a temporary sign is acrylic, foam or aluminum. Durable and long lasting, the materials are excellent for withstanding the hot Kansas City sunshine or the cold winter days. Include a material that displays the colors you choose to their fullest advantage. When you add typeface, it is always a good idea to pick a color that differs from the hues chosen in the graphic. Whether you are an architect, general contractor or leasing agent, you can find all of your signage solutions at Pathway Signs and Graphics for your current and future projects.   Contact Us

Temporary Constructions Signs in the Kansas City Area

construction_bannerThe Kansas City is fortunately experiencing a period of construction and remodeling as new residences and businesses open throughout the area. Not a week passes by where we don’t see news of a new restaurant, retail store, or other business opening in the next couple months or in the new year. Often, the locations go through major renovations or completely new construction. To inform the public and encourage workplace safety as well as advertising the future opening of a business, temporary construction signs are needed. Pathway Signs and Graphics can help expanding or new Kansas City area businesses choose the best materials, the sign messaging, and design for your construction or renovation site. Along with our expertise with real estate signs to help sell new condos or houses and directional signs to keep pedestrians and other workers safe,  temporary construction signs are an important part of the construction process.

Why Are Temporary Construction Signs Important?

  • Safety – Workplace safety is always paramount at any construction site. Signs can highlight safe pathways or hazardous areas where hard hats are required. Best keep workers on the lookout for possible falling tools or other building materials. These signs also keep the general contractors happy as they help keep workplace accidents to a minimum, which helps keep the projects on schedule.
  • Sales – For residential or commercial sites, help drive lease inquiries with well placed signs in the area. Include contact information as well as company URLs for potential leads.
  • Advertising – Don’t keep pedestrians and motorist guessing about the construction or renovation. Temporary construction signs can help advertise your brand, the type of business, lease or buying opportunities and your projected opening.

ext_skidsignTypes of Available Construction Signs

  • Site Signs – There are a few different types of materials available for construction site signs. Often the signs are made with MDO (medium density overlay, an engineered plywood with a resin treated fiber applied to both faces). A less expensive alternative is large coroplast (corrugated plastic) sign mounted to plywood. This versatile and durable option is easy to customize and can be printed in full color. Pathway Signs and Graphics can help you determine which type of material will work best for your temporary construction sign needs.
  • Safety Signs – As mentioned previously, safety signs are not only important but a requirement at construction sites. Popular aluminum safety signs are Caution, Restriction Area, Hard Hat Area, Danger, Detour, No Trespassing and Private Property. Have a particular sign in mind? Pathway Signs and Graphics can customize your aluminum sign to your specifications.
  • Banners – Banners are an easy and inexpensive temporary sign solution to help advertise the opening of the business, Under Construction, Coming Soon, new location or a specific sponsor. Banners are available in different sizes and custom colors.

Pathways Signs and Graphics are helping businesses, organizations and institutions throughout the Kansas City area including, Weston, Overland Park, Liberty, Gladstone, Lee’s Summit and Platte City. Are you located in or near one of these areas and have questions about temporary construction signs? Our team is happy to walk you through your options.


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