TIA Issues Call for Interest: "Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas"

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Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas

ARLINGTON, VA (July 23, 2012) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-14.7 Engineering Committee on Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures has issued a call for interest for a document initially titled "Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas.” TR-14.7 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope:

"This Standard provides the requirements for the structural design and fabrication of new and the modification of existing structural antennas, antenna-supporting structures, mounts, structural components, guy assemblies, insulators and foundations. This Standard is based on limit states design. It is applicable mainly to steel structures but may also be applied to other materials, when required, so as to provide an equivalent level of reliability. The appropriate standards should be referenced for structures that support antennas but that are primarily intended for other applications, such as water towers, electrical transmission line structures, sign support structures, buildings, bridges, etc. This Standard, however, does apply to the calculation of effective projected areas of appurtenances (antennas, mounts, lines, etc.) and to the serviceability limit states appropriate for structures that support antennas. Annexes are to be considered normative elements that are necessary to comply with this Standard."

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