Task Four:


As your new wayfinding system becomes a reality, Corbin Design will work with the fabricator and installer to ensure faithful implementation of the design and logic. From managing a competitive bid process to the post-installation punch list, our team will be with you every step of the way. 

The final deliverbles for this task are: the final inspection report; and a Wayfinding and Signage Reference Manual that will be used as a guide in maintaining and extending the signage program as designed.

Bid Process

Whether you choose an open bid or to issue a bid to a pre-selected list of fabricators, our team will be with you throughout the bid process. We conduct a pre-bid conference call with all fabricators to answers questions and review the documentation in the bid package. Our team will issue any necessary bid addendums, keeping all fabricators aware of the expectations for the system. Once the bid is closed, we’ll evaluate the bids, organize the pricing information, and rate the sign samples in order to create a bid analysis spreadsheet that provides you with an expert, unbiased review of the bid returns. 

Review Submittals

Once your fabricator is selected, we’ll work with them to review the shop drawing, color sample, and graphic layout submittals. The shop drawings will expand upon the fabrication and installation details in the Design Intent Drawings showing the exact fabrication and installation methods and materials used for each sign type. Graphic layouts will take the sign message schedule and lay out the face of each sign for all sign locations. We’ll review this document for both accuracy of the messaging, but also that the layout of symbols and messages are optimum for wayfinding and easily interpreted to keep people moving towards their destination. Depending on the project, we will also work through any prototyping process and review. 


After the review of the submittals, we’ll consult with the fabricator and installer throughout the process. As questions arise on the design intent and programming, we’re here to field questions and ensure the integrity of the wayfinding system is maintained. 

Frequently, we’ll also consult on or create insert artwork for maps and directories. Our artwork can be prepared for use on either printed materials or in digital signage. We’re experienced in working with various vendors for digital signage to expand the wayfinding design from static signs into the digital realm. 

Final Inspection / Punch List

After the first phase of the new wayfinding signs have been installed, we’ll conduct a site visit to inspect each sign. We’ll note any repairs or changes that need to be made on the installed signs and submit a punch list report to you and the fabricator. This document helps to verify the completion of the project and note any deficiencies that need to be addressed prior to additional phases being implemented. 

Wayfinding and Signage Reference Manual Examples