Non-structural street canopies
An overview of the hazards and potential solutions for non-structural street canopies.
To find solutions that are appropriate for your building, consult a structural engineer for a professional assessment.
The masonry parapet collapses onto the street canopy, which fails and falls onto the footpath along with parts of parapet.
Potential structural strengthening project
Fit a structural steel frame (portal frame) under the canopy, with legs supported on the footpath. The frame supports the canopy under the weight of falling masonry.
Possible first steps with a structural engineer
They assess the structural capacity of the canopy and provide specifications for the steel frame.