DCL

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SEGD Global Design Awards

Pike & Rose
Pike & Rose
Etsy Global Headquarters
Etsy Global Headquarters
Grace Farms Signage and Wayfinding
Grace Farms Signage and Wayfinding
Governors Island Signage
Governors Island Signage
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Signage
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Signage
The Public Theater Renovation

2000 Arrow Award honoree

DCL (Design Communications Ltd.) is an SEGD Award winning fabricator of high quality EGD/XGD installations with headquarters in Boston. DCL provides services from engineering through manufacturing and implementation. DCL is a 2015 SEGD Platinum Industry Partner sponsoring events and educational initiatives for the Environmental Graphic Design profession. DCL has been involved in the signage business for about 31 years producing many well-known SEGD award winning projects.

DCL is led by Mark Andreasson. Over the past three and a half decades DCL has worked for many of the top firms in EGD, who turn to them when they need a trusted partner to execute a project flawlessly for them at a very high-quality standard.

Read more about their work on Cleveland, Ohio's Playhouse Square rejuvenation project

Here is a list of DCL's services:

DCL Management

Pre-construction services:

  • Cost analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Work plans
  • Resource planning
  • Vendor qualification


Construction management:

  • Solicitation of bid
  • Contract administration
  • Manage the works
  • Project documentation


Project management and coordination:

  • Matrix based management model
  • Progress tracked through custom software
  • Detailed project specific plans
  • Project quality control plan
  • Project safety plan


Consultation:

  • Credibility and capacity establishment
  • Discovery and solution design
  • Risk management analysis
  • Presentations


DCL Design Engineering


Engineering:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Structural
  • Feasibility
  • Value engineering studies


Product development:

  • Brainstorming of new product concepts
  • Technical feasibility screening
  • Virtual computer aided rendering and rapid prototyping
  • Beta testing and technical implementation


CAD drawing services:

  • Shop drawings
  • Construction drawings
  • Submittal drawings
  • As-built drawings
  • Design drawings


Materials & technology reference:

  • Concept, design, and specification support
  • Standard reference materials
  • Theory and practical application analysis
  • Issues of whole-life cost and sustainability


DCL Manufacturing


Fabrication & Technologies:

  • Millwork, metal, and plastic fabrication
  • Electrical assemblies and programming
  • Computer aided routing and water/laser jet cutting
  • Scenic painting, murals, and silk screen printing
  • Photopolymers, etching casting, and sandblasting
  • Faux finishes, spray painting, powder coating, and baked enamel


Products:

  • Architectural, wayfinding and custom signage
  • Sculpture
  • Railings, light fixtures, furniture, and extrusions
  • Themed interiors
  • Specialties


Materials:

  • Stainless steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, magnesium, and copper
  • Stone and glass
  • Thermoplastics, PVC/EVPC, and urethane
  • Adhesives
  • Woods and hardwoods
  • Composites and laminates
  • LED, fiber optics, neon, and UL/ETL
  • Porcelain enamel and specialty coatings


DCL Implementation:

  • Logistical planning
  • Site management
  • Distribution systems
  • National & international rollouts

DCL Project Types:

  • Civic
  • Corporate
  • Cultural
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Retail & mixed-use
  • Transportation

Visit DCL.'s website to see more of their work and talk to them about your next award-winning project.

 

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