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
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