Preferable during the completion of a renovation or remodeling project or as part
of the completion of a new construction project.
Schedule the change over during a weekend or holiday period.
Schedule the change at an accounting milestone (end of the month, end of fiscal
Install the entire program at one time to avoid confusion.
Create a translation sheet that has "old" and "new" room numbers. Widely
distribute this information, and the date of change, to staff with plenty of time
before the change.
Install entire new room renumbering program at one time to avoid confusion.
A recommendation is to install all the new numbers and then cover them up with
paper signs showing the old number. On the day & time of the change, remove all
the paper signs. Now the facility gets changes out all at once.
Code requirements may require updating some sign types and/or locations.
Directories and directional signs will need to be updated with the new room
New room signs will probably require existing wall surfaces to be cleaned and
freshened up or even painted prior to installation.
Prior to converting to new room numbers, plan for impacting system changes,
such as alarm annunciators, building automation systems, telephones, etc.
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