Structural Engineering advice on Shopfront Awnings

As many Shopfront awnings age out of sight and are often not maintained, they are increasingly posing a public health hazard.

In response to recent accidents involving the collapse of Shopfront awnings and their duty of care obligations, local councils across Australia have recently clamped down on ageing awnings in need of repair.

Where you are put on notice by the council of a potential public health hazard and do not act, you may be liable for the injury or death of a person due to your defective awning.

Sydney Engineers is regularly commissioned to inspect and advise on the structural integrity of Shopfront awnings, and where necessary, to advise on repair or replacement for council approval.

In our experience, Shopfront awning structures are often at risk due to defective anchorage systems (at poor installation or due simply to deterioration), deteriorated steel elements, wall cracking and other construction related deficiencies. In our experience, ageing awnings can often be repaired by way of timely repairs before deterioration accelerates. Sydney Engineers can advise on what you need to do to ensure that your awning does not become a public health hazard that puts you at the risk of a negligence suit.

You can attend to managing your Shopfront awning risk by contacting Sydney Engineers for a discussion. Use the contact details below.


General Disclaimer of Liability

To the extent permitted by law we will in no way be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence) which may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with use of this website or websites of other entities which are hyperlinked from this Website (”Linked Website”). This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any of the following specific warnings and disclaimers.


Specific Warning & Disclaimer of Liability

The information contained in this Website is provided by us in good faith on an “as is” basis. The information is believed to be accurate and current at the date the information was placed on this Website. We make no representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this Website or that the Website will be uninterrupted or error free. You should not act on the basis of anything contained on this Website without first obtaining specific professional advice from a professional Engineer as instructed on your specific circumstances. Any commentary presented here is for general background information only.

We are not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with use of this Website or a Linked Website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from this Website is free of viruses or anything else (such as worms or trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.

At any time we may change or add to this Website without notice. We do not undertake to keep this Website updated. We are not liable to you or anyone else if errors occur in the information on this Website or if that information is not up-to-date.

Get a Free Quote For Your Project