Mailboxes have evolved over the years. They are no longer limited to traditional curbside designs. While curbside mailboxes are still used, many residences and businesses are now being developed with STD-4C mailboxes. The successor to the United States Postal Service's (USPS's) STD-4B standard, it's a centralized mail delivery system that includes multiple mailbox units. If you're thinking about buying STD-4C mailboxes, though, there are a few things you should about them.
Mailboxes are an important part of all neighborhoods and residential communities. Without them, residents won't be able to send or receive mail -- at least not without visiting a local post office. If you're developing a neighborhood or residential community, though, you might be wondering whether wall-mounted mailboxes are allowed. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has rules regarding the use of mailboxes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they prohibit the use wall-mounted mailboxes.
When working to improve a residential community, you might be wondering whether to replace or refurbish the damaged curbside mailboxes. Curbside mailboxes can become damaged over time. When exposed to rain, wind and ultraviolet (UV) sunlight, they'll degrade. There's also the possibility of motorists striking them, resulting in even more severe damage. The United Postal Service (USPS) won't deliver mail to damaged curbside mailboxes. Fortunately, you can either replace or refurbish them. Which option should you choose when renovating a residential community?
Not all forms of outdoor lighting are made equal. Whether you're developing a neighborhood, an apartment complex or a commercial shopping center, you should consider light-emitting diode (LED) outdoor lighting. It will illuminate the surrounding space just like incandescent and other lighting technologies, but LED offers several key benefits over its counterparts.
Guide signs are one of several types of traffic control devices recognized by the U.S. Federal Highway Transportation Authority (FHWA). They are found on conventional roads as well as freeways and expressways. Guide signs live up to their namesake by guiding motorists through the respective area. While there are dozens of types of guide signs, many of them display arrows. Some guide signs have arrows pointing up, whereas others have arrows pointing down or to the side. What do these arrows mean exactly?
What's the one site furnishing that all commercial shopping centers need? It's trash receptacles. Regardless of what type of commercial shopping center you're designing, you can't ignore the benefits of trash receptacles. It's a smart investment that can pay off in several ways. To learn more about trash receptacles and why you should include them in your commercial shopping center, keep reading.
The City of Sanford, Florida asked Forsite to develop community welcome signs to be installed at 12 different entry points to the city. They wanted to incorporate a decorative scroll design that was used for the city merchant signs. Our design team started off with several design concept to present to the city to review. After a few revisions, the city choose a design and production has recently begun on the welcome signage systems.
When installing curbside mailboxes along a highway, you must conscious of whether they pose a risk to residents and motorists. Highways are main roads that connect major U.S. cities. Therefore, they often have a higher legal speed limit than smaller secondary roads. Both the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the U.S. Federal Highway Transportation Authority (FHWA) allow curbside mailboxes to be installed along highways. When doing so, however, you should follow some basic safety rules.