ARLINGTON, Va. � The Telecommunications Industry AssociationTR-14 Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures engineering held a quorum meeting in Las Vegas, during which the TIA-322 standard was dedicated to the memory of Ernest �Ernie� R. Jones, P.E.�Jones died in an Oklahoma tower accident in October 2015.�
�Ernie was a tireless worker for the industry and never hesitated to share his extensive knowledge to proliferate understanding and development within the tower industry,� a spokesperson for the organization wrote in an email.
The same announcement described Jones as �a driving force in the development of the initial ANSI/TIA-1019, 2004 Gin Pole Standard, leading the research and technical developments it represented.� He also served as co-chairman for the technical section of the ANSI/TIA-1019-A, 2011 Tower Construction Standard; and he was a participating member of the TR14.7 Committee of the Telecommunications Industry Association and Electronics Industry Association since 1986.
The standard will be released sometime in 2016.�
At the recent TIA committee meeting in Las Vegas (shown at right), Occupational Safety and Health Administration Acting Director for the Directorate of Construction Dean McKenzie thanked the committee in a video message for their good work and emphasized how important it is to keep making progress on maintaining telecommunications tower infrastructure.�