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You say that this canopy structure is an "entry canopy," therefore there must 
be a building or something nearby to enter.  In that case, I would consider 
the canopy a partially enclosed structure regardless of whether or not it is 
free standing (structurally independent?).  (I guess that I would consider 
*all* structures as partially enclosed unless I am guaranteed that no one 
will ever build something within twice the height of the structure, nor will 
anyone park trucks, trains, store material, plant trees or hedges near the 

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Charlie Canitz wrote:

. > I'm presently working on a project for which I'm trying to
. > dtermine the wind uplift pressure on a standing seam metal
. > roof of a free standing entry canopy structure.