Jul 13, 2020 - 06:21 AM
Thanks for reaching out. We have a website that should help walk through the standard process of how a tower comes to be. http://www.celltowerinfo.com/ This should help answer a number of your questions.
In terms of construction, it is pretty simple- 30-45 days or so for the foundation to be drilled, poured, and the tower erected.
The tower owner will need to comply with the local building code which in most cases will contain references to the national standards for telecommunication sites. https://tiaonline.org/what-we-do/standards/ The local building inspector will review for safety as part of their review of the permit application in most cases. In terms of construction safety for workers, that is handled by ANSI and OSHA.
In terms of radiofrequency emissions, the FCC sets emission levels and requirements. https://www.fcc.gov/general/radio-frequency-safety-0 If the site is a tower, it is very rare that there will be any areas on the property that will exceed FCC limits. If the site is a rooftop site, there may be areas of the roof that exceed limitations for your workers or inhabitants for extended periods of time. These will be clearly marked by the tenant.
Hope this helps.