LPI Tech Bulletin: Lightning Protection System Maintenance and Industry Requirements

While most facilities have upkeep provisions or periodic maintenance programs for their building systems, a lightning protection system check-up, can fall through the cracks. The vast majority of operations managers and building owners aren’t familiar with industry requirements… 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

LPI Exhibiting at Greenbuild Expo, in Los Angeles, October 5 & 6

Green building is a good idea and good for business. A Green Building Economic Impact study released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), found that Green construction is expected to account for more than 2.3 million U.S. jobs by… Read More

NFPA 780: Setting the Standard for Safe and Effective Lightning Protection

August 18, 2016 — Safety standards are designed to ensure the safety of products, activities or processes. When it comes to lightning protection, the difference between “safe and effective” lightning protection and “unsafe and ineffective” lightning protection is… Read More

Benefits of Lightning Protection Hailed During Lightning Safety Awareness Week

July 11, 2016 — The need for Safety Standard-compliant lightning protection was recently promoted during national Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, as consumer advocates and nonprofit organizations shared news and notices regarding the important role these systems… Read More

Lightning Protection Institute Launches “Build & Protect” E-Newsletter for Architects and Engineers  

Visitors to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center on May 19-21 Can Sign Up For It PHILADELPHIA, PA –May 17, 2016– The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is launching its first-ever email newsletter for architectural and engineering professionals. LPI’s Build &… Read More

Lightning Protection Spring Cleaning. Don’t let the clutter of myths and misinformation obscure the facts.

March 14, 2016 — The late, larger-than-life comedian, Robin Williams was known for having said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” If the unseasonably warm temperatures are evidence, it seems the “party” has sprung to life… Read More

Consumer Scam Alert! LPI Offers Lightning Protection Guidelines to Help Protect Homeowners Against Fraudulent Contractors

February 8, 2016 — Authorities in several mid-west counties in the U.S. are warning homeowners about men posing as lightning rod subcontractors who scheme unsuspecting victims into paying money for unsolicited repair work. According to the St. Croix… Read More

Loehr Wins High Honors at National Federation of Press Women Conference

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – September 14, 2015 — Kimberly Loehr, communications director for the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), was awarded five journalism awards in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest.  Loehr was also named runner-up… Read More

Enlightenment about Lightning Protection Terms (Decoding the code jargon!)

August 18, 2015 — Every profession and field of endeavor subscribes to its own jargon, which can be a source of serious frustration for those unfamiliar with the insider lingo. The world of lightning protection is no exception…. Read More