1484.01  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   “Awning” means a device attached to the exterior of a building or a structure, which is an appendage to such building or structure, and which is of either canvas or similar pliable material stretched or placed upon a frame, and whose principal purpose is to exclude the direct rays of the sun, or an attached device or structure which is an appendage to a building, either of which is made of other than pliable material, but which is used for the same purpose as, and which is as to appearance of similar design as, an awning made of canvas or other pliable material.
   (b)   “Fire resistance”, as applied to tents or awnings which are composed of canvas or other pliable material, means the property of such material to resist failure because of high temperatures and to prevent or retard the passage of high temperatures, hot gases or flames.
   (c)   “Fixed awning” means an awning, as defined herein, which is not designed and constructed to be readily folded or retracted.
   (d)   “Flame resistance”, as applied to tents or awnings which are composed of canvas or other pliable material, means the property of such material which restricts or resists the spread of flames, as determined by approved flame-resistance tests, conducted as provided by the Ohio Building Code.
   (e)   “Folding awning” means an awning, as defined herein, which is designed and constructed to be readily folded, rolled or retracted substantially flat against the building to which it is attached.
   (f)   “Ground-supported awning” means a structure which is an appendage to a building, the covering of which is wholly or partly of canvas or other pliable material, and which is supported in whole or in part by pipes, posts, piers, columns or similar uprights extending to the ground or footing.
   (g)   “Tent” has the same meaning as defined in the Ohio Building Code.
(Ord. 42-1981.  Passed 2-23-81.)