FAC 114: Banners and Roof Painting
To define the guidelines governing the display of banners and the maintenance of campus facility roofs
All departments or individuals requesting banner display or use of campus facility roofs for the display of signage, art, or logos
Banners are displayed on campus to convey festive decoration and informational messages in support of the university’s cultural, arts, social, and educational programs.
Banners are permitted on campus subject to the following restrictions:
Museums on Campus
Museums on campus are defined as those units that routinely present professional visual arts and science exhibitions that remain on view for 10 days or more. These include the ASU Art Museum, the Harry Wood Gallery, the Institute for Studies in the Arts, the Geology Department Museum, the Anthropology Museum, the Memorial Union Gallery, and other museums that present exhibitions in a similar manner.
In the spirit of informing the university community about exhibitions and bridging the university and the community, these museums may display permanent or temporary banners on the exteriors of the buildings in which exhibitions are presented.
Reviews and Approvals
All banner locations, designs, methods of building attachment, and graphics shall first be reviewed and approved by the dean or vice president with oversight of the banner sponsor. Approved banner design, size, and graphics along with proposed location and method of attachment shall be submitted to the director of Facilities Management for review and approval at least one week before erection. Additional information may be requested to ensure that the banner meets policy guidelines and requirements. If the banner is intended for long-term use (longer than 30 days in any calendar year) and is deemed to be in a visually significant location, requests must be additionally reviewed by the PADRC. The PADRC may suggest additional requirements for long-term banners. In these cases, final permission is granted by the president of the university.
Specifications for banners are as follows:
A roof is designed to protect a building from the elements. Roofing membranes are intended to provide a watertight covering to contain and protect from rainwater and moisture the building’s roof insulation, the structural roof deck, and building contents. Roofing membranes are somewhat fragile and may be damaged from improper use and/or excessive foot traffic.
The responsibility for maintenance of all academic and support building roofs has been given to Facilities Management. Since roofs may be easily damaged, it is inappropriate that they be used as billboards or art surfaces for the painting or displaying of signs, logos, pictures, or murals. The deterioration of roofing membrane is greatly accelerated by the application of certain types of paint and dark colors that absorb heat from the sun. Consequently, the use of campus roofs for signage, logos, or art is prohibited.
An exception to this policy may be granted if the use is for a university-wide purpose. In this instance, approval would be granted by the president following appropriate reviews and recommendations of both the director of Facilities Management and the PADRC.
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