My situation is that we are designing a communications system in which we will have cameras and antennae at the top of 40' and 100' poles. We designed these poles according to the "AASHTO Standard Specification for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals", thinking that these are fairly similar to a pole with a luminaire at the top. Someone on the project now says that we need to design according to the ANSI standard, which they said uses higher wind loads.
I don't agree,as I believe the ANSI standard only applies to towers. I was trying to find out a little more about the ANSI standard, if possible, before forking over the $361 it cost to purchase it. Any help that you can give me would be appreciated.