Level I- Project Coordinator Training

Level I- Project Coordinator Training




Level I Project Coordinator Training
Orientation to Wireless Site Acquisition and Permitting
This Level includes the following six modules (1-6)

Module 1 Learning Objectives
Wireless Industry Structure

Upon completion of Module 1 the learner will be able to:
describe two types of communications carriers
explain the difference between an MLA and an SLA
cite reasons for the dramatic changes in the wireless world
explain FirstNet
list six key values for acquisition consultants
identify the Federal agency that regulates the wireless communications industry
explain the difference between resellers and facility-based carriers
identify the parties in a build-to-suit agreement in relation to wireless facilities
explain the importance of the site acquisition role
list the top three-tower site companies in the U.S.
Explain the general structure of a Master Lease Agreement
describe the process to obtain a Master Lease Agreement
create a Master Lease Agreement template
describe five trends in the wireless industry
describe three restrictions established in the Telecommunications Act of 1996
explain the importance of the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
list the criteria used to determine if an existing tower site will be substantially increased by a collocation
identify the three real estate entitlements that must be secured in site acquisition

Module 2 Learning Objectives
The Role of Site Acquisition

Upon completion of Module 2 the learner will be able to:
list the 15 site acquisition functions
describe each function

Module 3 Learning Objectives
Site Acquisition Contracting 

Upon completion of Module 3 the learner will be able to:
explain the time and materials method for compensating site acquisition services
explain the completed milestones or pay points method for compensating site acquisition services
give five examples of milestones/pay points in the site acquisition process
explain the first, second and third primary levels of relationship that individuals or firms have in performing site acquisition functions
explain how payment is accounted for tax purposes at the end of the year differently in an employee role vs. under a contractor relationship
describe ten typical clauses in a site acquisition contract
explain the pros and cons for clients paying only for completed work
explain the three pieces of information required when the site acquisition consultant is paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis
name three primary sub-milestones of site selection and documentation milestones
name four primary sub-milestones of the space rights agreement execution milestone
name the primary sub-milestones of the zoning approval milestone
name alternative local permits compensated just as a building permit approval milestone
name sub-milestones of the site modification or maintenance project milestone
list the six prerequisites to the submittal of a collocation application
the steps that follow preliminary approval of the collocation application from the structure owner

Module 4 Learning Objectives
Wireless System Design

Upon completion of Module 4 the learner will be able to:
explain the difference between a coverage site and a capacity site
define micro cell site
give the micro cell definition used by the FCC
give the Colorado definition of a micro cell site
define macro cell site
describe the benefits of micro cell sites in the development of wireless networks
describe situations that might lead to the set-up of a temporary facility for wireless service
list five components necessary for a temporary facility
list three common names for a temporary facility
give five examples of public rights of way
give four examples public rights of way
identify major differences between placement of underground cable vs. aerially on poles
explain how microcell sites benefit macro cell sites
identify the three parties that typically join together to form an in-building Distributed Antenna Systems agreement
describe backhaul and fronthaul systems

Module 5 Learning Objectives
Wireless Infrastructure Facility Components

Upon completion of Module 5 the learner will be able to:
describe three types of antenna structures
give three examples of stealth cell sites
identify physical requirements for antennas that are not necessary to other forms of land use  needed to deploy essential utility services
define HAAT
define AAT
identify three types of communications tower structures used for macro cell sites
list nine types of non-communication tower structures that might be used for macro cell sites
list eight types of structures commonly used for micro cell sites
identify the tower structure that allows for the smallest on ground footprint
explain how the design of a GT differs from that of an SST
explain the rule of thumb for calculating the distance away from the tower that the guy wire enters the ground beyond the percentage factor
define non-conforming structure
list potential benefits of locating wireless antennas on multi-story buildings
identify the challenges that exist to locate a macro cell wireless facility in or on a multi-story building
explain why building owners and managers have a more vested interest in micro cell sites than macro cell site in or on their building
identify the key considerations in collocation on a water tower
list ten types of cell site concealment designs
list three companies that fabricate communications towers
identify equipment vendors for each component used on a macro cell site
list three requirements for locating at a mobile switching center

Module 6 Learning Objectives
Search Area Design

Upon completion the learner will be able to:
describe the three measures of any location on earth
define intermodulation studies
explain when intermodulation studies would be performed
explain the three types of location that are used for all cell sites within a given carrier’s system
describe two ways to express the latitude and longitude of a location
explain the difference between any given AGL measurement and its HAAT
explain what is required to obtain an Antenna Site Registration
identify the Federal regulation that establishes standards and notification requirement of objects affecting navigable airspace
identify the three basic considerations that RF engineers take into account when proposing a new site
describe strategies the site acquisition consultant might use to discover existing structures to meet the RF objective
explain what an intermodulation study can determine
explain why the presence of an AM radio station in the vicinity of a proposed communications structure must be investigated
explain two possible mitigation strategies if an AM radio station is in the neighborhood of a new communications tower



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