List of non-building structure types

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Eiffel Tower
Brandenburg Gate
The Arcade du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium
Golden Gate Bridge
Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), a covered bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
The Olmsted ramada over the Big House of Casa Grande National Monument in Arizona
Silos in Acatlán, Hidalgo, Mexico
Transmission tower near Le Cluzeau, Saint-Romain, France
The Triumphal Arch of Orange, France

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]



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:[citation needed]

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  1. ^ International Code Council (2003). 2003 International Building Code. International Code Council. ISBN 1-892395-79-7.
  2. ^ a b c d Prasad, Deo K.. Designing with solar power: a source book for building integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). Mulgrave, Vic.: Images ;, 2005. Print.
  3. ^ 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, 1998. Print.