Planning Advisory Notice

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Planning Advisory Notices (PAN) are designed to educate the many stakeholders of the telecommunications industry including tower owners, carriers, broadcasters, general contractors, and regulators. PAN’s are intended to convey information on various subjects to raise awareness of the standards, regulations, codes and other applicable best practices related to the subjects. PAN’s are never intended by the authors, editors, or publishers to take the place of the proper application of standards, regulations, codes or other applicable best practices that apply to the subject matter. PAN’s are intended to help the reader become aware of some of the requirements associated with each subject and where to find some of the applicable information. PAN’s have been used as a part of a comprehensive training program to help raise awareness, but they should never be solely relied upon. It is the hope of the authors, editors and publishers that the awareness created by the PAN’s leads to an increase of quality allowing work to be performed in a safe manner while allowing for efficiency that comes from proper training and understanding. Readers are expected to use their best judgement when applying information supplied in the PAN’s to specific circumstances and conditions. 

These documents are not a standards. These documents only represent the comments and opinions of the authors and is not intended to supersede, modify or interpret any statute, rule, regulation or other industry or TIA Standard. The publication of these documents does not represent the position or endorsement of TIA or TIF.

PAN Advisory Group: TIF Board of Directors

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Please visit the links below to access each PAN article featured in Tower Times:

RF Safety Part II

Anchor Bolts: Height Matters

ANSI/TIA 1019-A-2012

Antenna Installations – Mounts and Configurations

Mounts and Inspections

FAA Aviation Obstruction Lighting (Tower Lighting)

A Safe Job Site Is No Accident

ANSI/TIA-1019-A Standard: Roles in the Construction Process

The Safety Climb System

Protecting Guyed Tower Anchors Against Corrosion

Tower Maintenance and Corrosion Prevention

Rigging 101

Capstan Hoists

Introduction to Welding Basics

Welding Discontinuities and Defects

Welding Inspection Tasks – The Role of the Inspector

Why You Can’t Rush a Communications Tower Site Build

Introduction to New Telecommunications Construction Standards: ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48

Classification of Tower Structures per ANSI/TIA-222-G, IBC and ASCE 7

Rigging Fundamentals 101 (Rigging Hardware & Slings)

ANSI/TIA-222 Maintenance and Condition Assessment of Telecommunication Towers

Who is the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and What Have We Done in the Past, Present and Will Do in the Future?

TIA-TSB-5053 Mount Classification System…What You Need to Know

Insurance Scope of Coverage


What is a Wire Rope Safety Climb for Antenna Supporting Structures

Risk Categorization in Accordance with ANSI/TIA and the 2018 IBC

Twist, Plumb and Tension for Guyed Towers

FAA/FCC Lighting, Marking, and Monitoring Requirements

Roles and Responsibilities

Rope Basics 

Slip Slice Monopoles

Rope and Rigging Compatibility

Rigging Loads and Forces

Horizontal Lifelines

RF Safety

Climber Rescue

PAN-TIF White Paper Release

Considerations for Remediating  an Overstressed Mounts

Sunflower Effect on Monopoles

Roles and Responsibilities

Mount Selection Considerations

An Examination of Changed Conditions as Defined by ANSI/TIA-222-H

Elevating Communication Infrastructure Through the Effective Use of MEWP

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Part II

S.A.U.C.E. Stop-Assess-Understand-Communicate-Engage

Reviewing OSHA’s Updated 2010 Crane Standard

Topography (TOPO)

Employee Misclassification and Labor Burden Rates

Telecommunications Infrastructure Quality

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms; Part III

Comprehensive Structural Analysis vs. Feasibility Study

Post Installation Inspection and Post Modification Inspection

Microwave Antenna Mount Installation

Welding Inspection Refresher


RF Safety

RF Safety Part II

Maintenance and Condition Assessment Programs

Overview of ANSI/ASSP A10.48 and ANSI/TIA-322 Standards and How They Improve Quality, Efficiency, Safety, and Communication

ANSI/TIA-222-I Update

Network Performance Impacts vs. Structural Failure