A. Exterior awnings, including those not located over a public
right-of-way and interior awnings located within malls and atriums, must comply
with the provisions of Chapter 32 of the Building Code and this Title. Awnings
may be fixed or retractable.
B. Exterior awnings must be designed to support appropriate snow and
wind loads, including drifting.
C. Awnings and methods to attach and anchor awnings to buildings must
be designed and constructed in accordance with applicable provisions of the
Building Code. All awnings and attachments must be designed for the appropriate
dead and seismic loads. The awning framework must be capable of supporting not
less than 15 pounds per square foot of uniform load over the entire horizontal
projection without consideration of snow drifting.
D. The supports for all awnings must be located outside of any
E. Welds of awning frames must be welded in accordance with the
Building Code. Welding must be done by approved welders as provided in the
F. Awning structures and anchorages to a building must be individually
designed in accordance with the Building Code and the provisions of this Title,
except as provided in Section 32.52.020, Pre-Approved Designs.