TR-14

TIA’s TR-14 Engineering Committee for Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures held their first Virtual Committee Meeting for 2020 on September 23, 2020 and eleven Ad Hoc Task Group meetings the previous week. TR-14 Chair, Bryan Lanier (American Tower Corp.) opened the meeting and gave a brief overview of the agenda and then introduced TIA CEO, Dave Stehlin, who gave a TIA Update.

Bryan Lanier then followed with the Chair’s Report, which included an update on transition of leadership of the TR-14 TG3 for ANSI/TIA-222-H leadership from Mark Malouf (Malouf Engineering International) to co-leadership between David Hawkins (Paul J. Ford & Company) and Chris Ply (Engineered Tower Solutions). He spoke of TR-14’s transition to a new platform (TIA Connect/Higher Logic) and recognized the retirement of long-time TR-14 participant and contributor David Brinker.

After the Chair’s Report, there were updates from the Chairman of TIF (Telecommunications Industry Foundation), Scott Vance, and TR-14 OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Government Liaison Scott Kisting, in addition to updates from all the Ad Hoc task groups. The meeting concluded after four new projects were motioned and approved and TR-14 Chair, Bryan Lanier, informed the group that the next scheduled meeting would take place virtually during the first quarter of 2021.

 

Approved Documents/Projects Under Development:

  1. TIA-222-I (Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures, Antennas and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures)
  2. TIA-222-H Addendum 2 (Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures, Antennas and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures)
  3. TIA-322-A (Loading, Analysis and Design Criteria Related to the Installation, Alteration and Maintenance of Communication Structures)
  4. TIA-5053-A (Mounting System Classification)

TR-14 2020 Committee and Ad Hoc Task Group Officers

TR-14

Bryan Lanier, Chair, American Tower Corp.

David Hawkins, Vice-Chair, Paul J. Ford & Company

Chris Ply, Secretary, Engineered Tower Solutions

STEERING COMMITTEE

Bryan Lanier (American Tower Corp.), Lead

TR-14 TG3 for ANSI/TIA-222-H

David Hawkins (Paul J. Ford & Company), Chris Ply (Engineered Tower Solutions), Leads

TR-14 TG6 for IBC

Spiro Soukis (Crown Castle International Corp.), Lead

TR-14 TG7 for ANSI-TIA-322

James Ruedlinger (Crown Castle International Corp.), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 14 – MONOPOLE BASE PLATES

Bryan Lanier (American Tower Corp.), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 15 – INTERACTION OF MOUNTING SYSTEMS

Scott Vance (B+T Group), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 16 – MONOPOLE MODIFICATIONS

David Hawkins (Paul J. Ford & Company), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 17 – PORTHOLE DESIGNS

Ryan Rimmele (Tower Engineering Professionals), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 18 – U-BOLT CONNECTIONS

Matt Branagan (Crown Castle International Corp.), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 20 – ANTENNA DRAG COEFFIENTS

Ismaias Recinos (Maser Consulting), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 21 – VIBRATIONS & FATIGUE

John Wahba (Turris Corp.), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 22 – FOUNDATIONS

Justin Kline (Paul J. Ford & Company), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 23 – DRONES

Sam McGuire (Red Mountain Scientific), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 24 – SMALL CELL

Zachary Thiemann (Valmont Industries, Inc.), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 25 – ROOF MOUNTED STRUCTURES

Joyti Ojha (CommScope, Inc.), Lead

AD HOC GROUP 26 – TOWER MOUNTS

Michelle Kang (Maser Consulting), Tyler Barker (Telamon Technologies Corp.), Michael Oglesby (Kimley-Horn), Leads

Several ad hoc task groups are likely to have interim meetings throughout the fall and winter before the next virtual committee meeting, which will take place in during the first quarter of 2021. For more information about TR-14, or to join the committee, please contact Cheryl Thibideau at cthibideau@tiaonline.org.