Construction Sign 🚧 emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

How to insert the Construction or Roadwork Sign 🚧 emoji into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Construction, Roadwork or Warning Sign 🚧 symbol can be used in PowerPoint slides and in other Office documents sometimes to mark WIP or “Work in Progress“.

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How Construction Sign 🚧 looks in different fonts.

Only two Windows/Office fonts have the Construction Sign 🚧 with ‘Segoe UI Emoji’ showing either a color or black version depending on the software.  Segoe UI Symbol’s version is black only but looks quite different.

Construction Sign 🚧 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Construction Sign or 🚧

Decimal:  128679  Hex:   1F6A7

Web:  🚧 or 🚧

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)

Word and Outlook

The Construction Sign 🚧 sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1F6A7  then Alt + X

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert | Symbols | Symbol and find for the Construction Sign symbol, probably by typing the Unicode Hex character code: 1F6A7

Windows

In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Construction Sign 🚧  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 128679  

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Construction Sign 🚧  character. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel then just type ‘Construction’ to see the sign and some other related emoji.

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MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Construction Sign 🚧 symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Construction  “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.

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