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 .
* 1 Examples * 2 Exceptions * 3 See also * 4 References
* Aerial lift pylon * Aqueduct (water supply) * Arena * Barriers * Blast furnaces * Bleacher * Boat lifts * Brick kilns * Bridges and bridge-like structures (aqueducts , overpasses , trestles , viaducts , etc.) * Bus shelters * Canal * Building canopies * Carport * Chimneys and flue-gas stacks * Coke ovens * Communications tower * Covered bridges * Cranes * Dams * Dock (maritime) * Dolphin (structure) * Electricity grid * Ferris wheels * Ferry slip * Flume * Fortification * Fractionating towers * Gates * Handrails * Hayrack * Hay barrack * Headframe * Infrastructure * Marina * Monuments * Mining * Parking structures * Oil depot * Offshore oil platforms (except for the production and housing facilities) * Pavilions * Piers * Radio masts and towers * Railroads * Ramada (shelter) * Roads * Roller coasters * Retaining walls * Silos * Snow shed * 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 * Tunnels *