Originally posted by MSMontgomery:
Thanks for the reply, Rick, but this is an Arizona project under the 2006 IBC. The main building is existing, but the canopy is part of a significant new addition.
At what point does a canopy become large enough to be considered part of the building, and require structure protection? Neither the Code nor the Commentary clarifies this.
When you extent out further than a window awnings supported only by the building and/or have supports into the soil.
Most canopies are also sprinklered as the main structures are with all exiting and disabled access futures in place say it be an outside dinning area.