Has anyone had a deck cover denied due to the restrictions of CBC or IBC Appendix I? It states that a patio cover may be built with lighter live load (10 psi) and with some other light duty building requirements. Because of the way it's written, it seems that the intention is to allow people to built low cost light duty patio covers. The restrictions make sense (12' max, one story max). But I don't think the authors meant to disallow any roof covering an open space. Iv'e designed a free standing deck adjacent to a steel building with a roof above. The structure is designed with heavy duty steel columns, heavy timber beams and typical roof framing. This thing is designed per the building design requirements (not per Appendix I). But the plan checker is stuck on the idea that it is a "patio cover". My client is needs the cover. My position is that it is not a patio cover as described by the appendix.
Any opinions or useful feedback would be much appreciated.
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