Do you know the roles and responsibilities of Owners as regard to awnings over pedestrian thoroughfares?
The tragic failure of numerous street awnings over the past few years has necessitated the State Government to introduce mandatory structural certifications of existing street awnings. Read on and learn more about your potential role and how we can provide a complete service; from inspection, investigation, design review and specification to project management of the final certified works.
Awnings and overhead structures
It is these loadings and the physical condition of the awnings after years of exposure that Councils throughout NSW are requiring Owners to have confirmed by suitable professional Engineers.
The stringent requirements aim to ensure structural integrity of the materials along with the performance of the design and “as installed” awning.
Generally, the older awnings are those which exhibit most pronounced signs of deterioration, however age is not the only factor. Proximity to the ocean, frequency of maintenance and construction type also affect the longevity of the structure.
Let us report on your awning and find out if you comply.