Application of ANSI/TIA-222-G structure classes to communication tower design and analysis is frequently misapprehended. Risk categorization established within ASCE 7 and IBC are historically related to building occupancy among other factors has inconsistent correlation to communication tower use and function. Furthermore, the comprehensive application of Class III categorization to communication towers with the intention of increasing the reliability of wireless networks during emergency situations frequently fails to achieve the desired result and does not match the intent of the ANSI/TIA-222 Standard, as accepted by the IBC.

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