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That seems a bit much to me too, and I hadn't noticed it before!  Could it be that they mean the area UNDER a marquee or canopy?  After all, ROOFS is covered elsewhere, and it doesn't say "Roofs, except marquees and canopies."  It's not clear to me.
John Riley

"Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)>

I'm checking a canopy design. Referring to Table 4-1, reference
"Marquees and canopies" (middle of Page 13) it reads "75 psf."

Could that be right? Does this have other limitations that may not be apparent here? For instance, the canopy under consideration here is a free-standing canopy that serves a shelter for people waiting to board a bus. It is not supported on or against a building wall.

75 psf just sounds MUCH to me. It certainly has a great impact on the column design!

Opinions fervently solicited.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
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