The ANSI/TIA-1005-A ‚ÄúTelecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises‚ÄĚ helps in the planning and installation of telecommunications cabling infrastructure within and between industrial buildings. In contrast to the ANSI/TIA-568-C series of wiring standards, which addresses commercial buildings, the central concept of this standard is the potential exposure to hostile environments in the industrial space.

Structured cabling in an industrial environment (such as manufacturing facilities, laboratories, refineries, etc.) may be subject to more hostile environmental conditions that commercial building cabling plants.

ANSI/TIA-1005-A was developed by the TIA TR-42.9 Industrial Infrastructure Subcommittee and published in May, 2012. This Standard provides infrastructure, distance, telecommunications outlet/connector configuration, and topology requirements for cabling deployed in industrial environments.