According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 95,000 apartment structure fires occurred in the U.S. in 2016. How many of these fires were sparked by lightning is unclear, but a quick Google search of the words… Read More
Lightning Protection Systems are best way to ground dangerous electricity MARYVILLE, Mo., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lightning poses a threat to life and property, with structural fires regularly caused due to either a direct strike or because lightning’s electricity… Read More
Build Protect spring 2018 issue
Tending to the Trees: An Earth Day reminder that lightning protection helps keep trees healthy & green!
“They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust. They teach us, and we tend them.” ~ Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor Today is officially “Earth Day” which sparks… Read More
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