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A NONBUILDING STRUCTURE, also referred to simply as a STRUCTURE, refers to any body or system of connected parts used to support a load that was not designed for continuous human occupancy . The term is used by architects , structural engineers , and mechanical engineers to distinctly identify built structures that are not buildings .

CONTENTS

* 1 Examples * 2 Exceptions * 3 See also * 4 References

EXAMPLES

* Aerial lift pylon * Aqueduct (water supply) * Arena
Arena
* Barriers * Blast furnaces * Bleacher
Bleacher
* Boat lifts * Brick kilns * Bridges and bridge-like structures (aqueducts , overpasses , trestles , viaducts , etc.) * Bus shelters * Canal
Canal
* Building
Building
canopies * Carport * Chimneys and flue-gas stacks * Coke ovens * Communications tower * Covered bridges * Cranes * Dams * Dock (maritime)
Dock (maritime)
* Dolphin (structure) * Electricity grid
Electricity grid
* Ferris wheels * Ferry slip * Flume
Flume
* Fortification
Fortification
* Fractionating towers * Gates * Handrails * Hayrack * Hay barrack
Hay barrack
* Headframe
Headframe
* Infrastructure * Marina
Marina
* Monuments * Mining
Mining
* Parking structures * Oil depot
Oil depot
* Offshore oil platforms (except for the production and housing facilities) * Pavilions * Piers * Radio masts and towers
Radio masts and towers
* Railroads * Ramada (shelter) * Roads * Roller coasters * Retaining walls * Silos * Snow shed * Stadium
Stadium
* Storage tanks * Street lights * Street signs * Swimming pools

* Structures designed to support, contain or convey liquid or gaseous matter, including

* Cooling towers * Distillation equipment and structural supports at chemical and petrochemical plants and oil refineries

* Tank farm * Towers of some types * Tramways and Aerial tramways * Transmission towers * Triumphal arch
Triumphal arch
* Tunnels * Underwater habitat * Water towers * Wharves

EXCEPTIONS

Dulles Airport control tower

Some structures that are occupied periodically and would otherwise be considered nonbuilding structures are categorized as "buildings" for life and fire safety purposes:

* Aviation control towers * Factories * Kiosks * Lighthouses * Outhouses * Power stations * Refineries * Warehouses

SEE ALSO

* Architectural structure

REFERENCES

* ^ International Code Council (2003). 2003 International Building Code. International Code Council. ISBN 1-892395-79-7 . * ^ A B C D E F Prasad, Deo K.. Designing with solar power: a source book for building integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). Mulgrave, Vic.: Images ;, 2005. Print. * ^ A B C D E F G Kunreuther, Howard, and Richard J. Roth. Paying the price the status and role of insurance against natural disasters in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 199

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