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Nonbuilding structure

Post by jancancook on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:33 am

Nonbuilding structures, also referred to simply as structures, are those not designed for continuous human occupancy. The term is used by architects and structural engineers to distinctly identify structures that are not buildings.

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Examples of nonbuilding structures:

* Aerial lift pylon
* Boat lifts
* Bridges and bridge-like structures (aqueducts, overpasses, trestles, viaducts, etc.)
* Building canopies
* Chimneys and smokestacks
* Dams
* Electric power transmission towers
* Ferris wheels and observation wheels
* Monuments
* Parking structures
* Offshore oil platforms (except for the production and housing facilities)
* Piers
* Roller coasters
* Retaining walls
* Sewers
* Cranes
* Automobiles
* Structures designed to support, contain or convey liquid or gaseous matter, including
o Cooling towers
o Pipelines
o Distillation equipment and structural supports at chemical and petrochemical plants and oil refineries
o Storage tanks
* Television and radio masts and towers
* Tunnels
* Wharves

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