Nonbuilding structure

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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.[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 e 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.