Building Lightning Safe Communities: an architect’s perspective

The Lightning Protection Institute is working to shine the spotlight on the lightning peril and expand its “building lightning safe communities” initiative through outreach efforts with mitigation-minded partners; including architects, engineers and risk-management stakeholders. This month, LPI reached out to… Read More

Build & Protect News Winter 2018

Safeguarding the past and preparing for the future: Why lightning protection is important for historic structures

Historic structures possess unique characteristics that typically require elevated levels of scrutiny for insurance, safety, building maintenance and risk management. These thorough levels of examination can delve even deeper depending upon whether the structure is a “certified historic… Read More

5 Reasons to Build & PROTECT!

Lightning protection systems (LPS) have become increasingly important for the building process, as businesses and planners continue to emphasize sustainable approaches to design and construction. In an era where technology, delivery methods and construction science are evolving a… Read More

Is it time to inject a little lightning into the big weather discussion?

The road to building for resilience is paved with many guideposts designed to promote mitigation measures for weather perils like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. Perils rightfully referred to as “big weather” at last month’s National Disaster… Read More

Build & Protect, Summer 2017

Recognizing the importance of disaster mitigation for the architect and engineering communities, Build & Protect, is a newsletter written specifically for A&E’s to provide unique content related to lightning protection system (LPS) design, specification, quality assurance, inspection and maintenance. … Read More

It’s Electrical Safety Month! Let’s include LIGHTNING in our electrical safety plans and discussions.

May is National Electrical Safety Month and each year, LPI supports the Electrical Safety Foundation International’s campaign to raise awareness. While supporting the campaign, LPI also takes the opportunity to remind the public of the dangers of a… Read More

Build & Protect, March 2017

March 16, 2017     You build it. We help PROTECT it!   Recognizing the importance of disaster mitigation for the architect and engineering communities,  Build & Protect , is a newsletter written specifically for A&E’s to provide unique… Read More

Build & Protect, January 2017

You build it.  We help PROTECT it! Recognizing the importance of disaster mitigation for the architect and engineering communities, Build & Protect, is a newsletter written specifically for A&E’s to provide unique content related to lightning protection system (LPS)… Read More

LPI Tech Bulletin: Lightning Protection Systems for Re-Roofing Projects

  The Importance of Trade Coordination & Expert Consultation Lightning protection systems (LPS) are sophisticated networks that incorporate strike termination devices, lightning current conductors, bonding conductors, grounding electrodes and lightning surge protection devices. While the lightning risk for… Read More