Two separate standards have been developed to provide greater clarity to all vested stakeholders in construction planning and implementation for communications towers. TIA's Vice President of Technology and Standards Stephanie Montgomery explains the importance of the two standards and why industry and the general public should be interested.
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This year TIA is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the country’s first standard that provides guidance in the design of communications towers. John Erichsen, Principal Structural Engineer at EET and Chair of TIA’s TR-14 engineering committee tells TIA NOW that the ANSI/TIA-222 standard for “Structural Steel Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Supporting Structures” has a rich history.