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Building Management Signs

Residences in New York City — which are either multi-unit or in which the owner does not live on the premises — that are required to register as HPD buildings must also have specific signage. These notices, known as HPD signs, must be displayed in the certain specified locations according to the Housing Maintenance Code.
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Signs are a critical tool for managing a building. Signs are what help keep people safe, direct people to their next destination, and know exactly where they are and where they are going at all times. Every building, in nearly every room, uses signs to share information, warnings, and more to those nearby. Some of these signs may even be legally required by the NYC DOB, the fire department, and more.

Types of Building Management Signs

Every building requires specific signs to manage the flow of people and ensure that those in or near the property are kept safe. Some of these signs are required, while others are optional and, in some cases, a part of the charm of the building. Examples include:

What Are Building Management Signs?

Some residential and commercial facilities like co-op and condo buildings require Building Management signage mandated by the DOB, and the fire department of New York ( FDNY), HPD or ADA, to show who owns or is responsible for a building, the fire safety plan, and other necessary information.

This sort of signage can be customized according to the building interiors and generally display the apartment number on the doorframe, the floor numbers, emergency exits, warnings, and dangers. These are only a few examples of the signs that are mandated by the Housing Preservation Department.

They are also helpful in navigating people through the facility, they can easily brand a company/builder, and keep people safe by displaying the precautionary signs. Signs NYC can manufacture all popular building management signs required in New York City.

Material Options

Signs can be made from all kinds of materials, making them one of the most customizable and distinctive looking signs you can use in your buildings or other place of business. All that needs to occur is that the sign is placed off of the wall in some way.



Acrylic material is durable and can have the same clear, smooth surface as glass while being considerably lighter, perfect for apartment/floor number signs.

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Aluminum is the most durable signage material to create customized and high-quality HPD signs and safety signs that look very professional.

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Aluminum composite material for indoor signs provides the benefits of both aluminum and stable polyethylene cores that give additional rigidity and lightness.



Styrene material is a lightweight plastic that can be both flexible and stable, it is perfect for indoor and outdoor DOB compliance signs.

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Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a strong and long-lasting sign material that is ideal for permanent interior building signs, nameplates, information panels, and notice boards.


To guide the residents and audiences in a building to follow the mandated rules, and make their wayfinding easier, an organization incorporates building management signs from the start of its building design to the end. Some of the many benefits of having these signs are as follows:

A well-designed building management signage from Signs NYC will provide an efficient residential or workplace for both visitors and residents/workers.
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The signs represent only a small sample of the signs that buildings are either required to have according to the Housing Preservation Department, or they may be useful to have in order to direct traffic, brand a business, or keep people safe. Other common NYC building management signs include: Other common NYC building management signs include:

Contact Us Today for Building Management Signs

Signs New York is a full service sign company, capable of fabricating signs for essentially any type of material, in nearly any shape, in nearly every style. Many building management signs have technical requirements that need to be considered before fabricating the sign.

We encourage you to contact us about the sign you need, and we’ll provide you with a list of both the requirements of the sign and our abilities or any limitations that we may face. Rarely will there be a sign that we cannot create, so it is always a good idea to contact us with a quote.