Lightning Protection Institute Expresses Concerns about a Common Gas Piping

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Pipes Have Been Linked to Fires, Gas Leaks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MARYVILLE, Mo, April 27, 2017 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is telling its members to take liability precautions when installing lightning… Read More

Thunderstorms Hit Q1 Record in the U.S.

Will 2017 receive a five-star ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡rating for lightning losses in the U.S.? It seems those March winds and April showers may have ushered in more than spring flowers for many property owners across the country. According to new… Read More

Join LPI in Orlando for the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 

The AIA Conference and Expo on Architecture is three-day event where architects exchange innovative information and ideas to shape and transform the future of architecture. From April 27-29, architects from around the world will converge in Orlando, FL… 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

Are Churches Attracting More Lightning Than Sinners? How protection SYSTEMS can prevent losses?

There’s an old saying many lightning protection professionals are familiar with, that you may have heard it before, “Churches attract more lightning than sinners.”  While the saying is meant in jest, there is quite a bit of evidence… Read More

Is Your Lightning Protection System Missing a Key Component? (Hint: Inspection!)

Wondering if your LPS design or installation meets industry guidelines and requirements? Not sure if your project specifications comply with nationally-recognized safety Standards? A third-party quality control inspection is your key to quality assurance.  While experts agree that… Read More

Florida Homeowners Urged to Take Advantage of Lightning Protection Mitigation Credits

The Florida Green Home Standard Reference Guide was developed by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) in 2004 to share information on green home practices and provide details on how to earn points for complying with the Florida… Read More

Lightning Protection for Lightning Safe Homeowner Association Communities

How Homeowners can Enlighten HOA’s about System Benefits Awareness about the dangers of lightning to people and property has significantly increased since the National Weather Service began its annual safety campaign in 2001. With consumer organizations like the National… Read More

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 a structure is often the product of the lightning… Read More

Register for the 2017 LPI/ULPA Annual Lightning Protection Conference!

Registration is now open for the 2017 LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in Houston, Texas, February 8-10.  LPI members, Mike Weir and Taylor Lightning Protection, will serve as industry hosts for the 85th annual conference, which will feature educational… Read More