Lightning Protection Inspection Program Expands Services to Meet Industry Needs for Quality Control and Service

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill – April 9, 2018 – Increased education about lightning losses and the availability of safety standard-compliant lightning protection is furthering an understanding of best practices for lightning protection system (LPS) design, installation and inspection. Recognizing a need… Read More

Five takeaways from the 86th annual Lightning Protection Conference

During the first week of March, the United Lightning Protection Association (ULPA) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) hosted its 86th annual conference in Singer Island, FL. Lightning protection professionals from various states across the country came together… Read More

LPI & the CE Academy are Bringing Continuing Education & Networking to a City Near You!

Checkout our 2018 Schedule of Lightning Protection Continuing Ed Enlightenment! Looking to learn more about Lightning Protection Continuing Education in a Lunch & Learn setting? The LPI is partnering with the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) and the CE… Read More

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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

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

Save the Date! Plans underway for the 2018 LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference!

The 86th annual industry conference, scheduled for February 27 – March 2, 2018, will feature educational sessions, professional development, networking opportunities, golfing, social events and much more! LPI members, Pat Dillon and Kim Stauder of Bonded Lightning Protection… Read More

ESFI and LPI Warn of Lightning’s Lingering and Costly Threat to Property Owners

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing through November, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are working to spread awareness of a less recognized, yet more frequent… Read More

Why does it take epic devastation to remind us of nature’s wrath and how helpless we are when it decides to take us on its terrifying course?

How do we begin to share a post about lightning in the midst of an epic weather event like Hurricane Harvey? As images of Harvey’s devastation are even difficult to view, we can’t begin to imagine how painful… Read More

Lightning and Lightning Protection: Measuring the Tolerable Risk

When considering lightning protection, architects, engineers, safety professionals and building owners typically rely on the NFPA Risk Assessment methodology to determine the risk of damage due to lightning. The risk assessment guide is found in the “Annex L”… Read More