Apartments and Condos
Easy-to-follow and code-compliant maps for wayfinding or emergencies.
Wayfinding and Safety Maps for Apartments and Condos
Multi-unit buildings with multiple residents, like apartment or condo complexes, need clear and up-to-date signage for both general wayfinding and for emergency situations. Campus maps and directories are more informational maps to help residents and visitors easily find their way around a multi-building complex. These maps are great for visitor management and can be used for marketing purposes on websites, brochures, or apps. Safety maps like fire evacuation, severe weather, and security maps help residents and local authorities to respond to an emergency.
Fire evacuation maps for apartment complexes must be customized for each specific location while meeting various regulatory requirements and local fire codes. Whether showing the safest path away from a fire, designating severe weather shelters, or highlighting the location of safety equipment, maps are an important part of how you plan for and respond to emergencies. Our on-staff experts will make sure every map is up to code and meets all national, state, and local regulations.
Map Holders & Frames
Make sure your map or emergency plan is properly displayed and accessible.
Why Apartment Maps Need to be Up-To-Date
In 2019, U.S. fire departments responded to 75,000 fires in apartments or multi-family housing structures (National Fire Protection Association). Under NFPA regulations, building evacuation maps are the responsibility of property owners or landlords in shared or public areas like lobbies, staircases, and hallways. Most importantly, it is their job to make sure everyone can find exits or safety in any emergency situation. Without proper signage, property owners or landlords risk being liable for any injuries or deaths related to fires and other emergencies. In addition to proper signage, risk assessment and planning is one of the best ways to prepare for and respond to fire evacuation, severe weather, or security threats before they happen.
Fires in 2019
Deaths in 2019
Injuries in 2019
Safety Map Requirements
Evacuation maps and other emergency maps must often follow NFPA regulations as well as any federal or state regulations, which can vary by location, occupancy level, and building type. Local fire codes and pre-incident planning requirements must also be considered. Maps must be customized to each facility and include features specific to the map’s purpose. These can include (but are not limited to) easy-to-read floor plans, fire exit doors, primary and secondary egress routes, location of safety equipment, labeled stairwells, building mechanicals, and shut offs.
Why Work With Building Maps?
No Lost Files
Faster Map Creation
No Software or Training Needed
Building Maps is a member of the NFPA and ICC and has experience in creating wayfinding and emergency maps for apartment complexes. Our team includes safety experts and professional illustrators who understand the science and design needed to create easy-to-follow and code-compliant maps.