For Iowa State fans, dodging traffic on the way to the game is a thing of the past. A new open air bridge was built with a perforated panel system and spans about a quarter of a mile over University Boulevard, a main road through campus that leads to athletic venues. Our team worked with our friends at ASI Signage Innovations in Iowa to plan and manufacture a 4-foot tall “Iowa State University” wordmark along with 4 “I State” logos.
The 4-foot tall letters and 9-foot tall logos were created 70 miles from their final installation in Ames at our wholesale manufacturing facility in Grinnell, Iowa. The face-lit letters took about 16 weeks to complete and were ready for their summer installation on the 9-foot perforated panels while the 4 “I-State” logos are installed on stone pillars.
The signage was built for an efficient installation. We coordinated lane closures and installation phases, so that as soon as the letters arrived they would be installed right away. For the lettering, our team provided placement locations of our mounting clips on the back of the letters to the general contractor who welded knife plates on the structure. This allowed for ease of mounting in the field.
Needless to say, the details are key on an installation program like this one. Just one missed measurement could lead to a lot of trouble with the installation. Our collaborative approach with our client and the general contractor made it an efficient installation.
The 4 “I-State” logos were installed using Tapcon on each stone pillar using large heavy-duty templates, which were prepared prior to installation.
Coordinating the letter design, installation plan, and engineering the structures for their environment all lead to a smooth install and longevity of the product. These are key components of every project we work on. We appreciate the trust our friends at ASI Iowa have in us to accomplish this successfully.
(*image below does not have all logos installed yet)