Communications Towers: New Standards Coming Soon


Two separate standards have been developed to provide greater clarity to all vested stakeholders in construction planning and implementation for communications towers. Construction-related loading, analysis and design requirements are now contained in the ANSI/TIA-322 standard, while the construction means and methods provisions are now covered in the ANSI/ASSE A10.48 standard. 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.