This TIF White Paper offers detailed explanations of the determining factors that dictate a telecommunications structure’s Risk Category as outlined by the new definitions in the ANSI/TIA-222-H Standard, which provides a more consistent directive with ASCE 7 and the 2018 IBC. A telecommunication structure should be categorized based on the potential damage to human life and property in the event of a failure, and the structure’s principal usage and intended purpose. Further directive on the below listed applications can also be found in the TIF White Paper.
- Selection of Risk Category (I – IV), based on site specific criteria
- Risk Category as it relates to minimum wind, ice and earthquake loading requirements
- Higher risk facilities adjacent to telecommunications structures
- Failure Probability
- Hardened Networks
- Network Redundancy