Loads & anchoring: Awnings & canopies

April 1, 2005

A major consideration in designing a large awning or canopy for a structure is how it will be secured. Anchorages—elements used to fasten an awning system to a building and the ground—stabilize the awning. Most anchoring is done using one of four tried-and-true methods: friction, keying, combined friction and keying, or adhesion. The various awning …