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Examples:
1.	A roof top mechanical unit is supported by the structure, therefore it is a
non-structural component.
2.	A interior non-bearing wall is connected to the structure and depends on it
for lateral support.
3.	An exterior canopy, parapet, window wall system, cladding are all dependent
on the structure to carry the component.

4. A non-building structure would be a roller coaster, water tank, mechanical
unit on the ground and power tower.  These structures are self supporting.

Regards,
Tom Jakaby, SE
Jakaby Engineering
San Jose, CA