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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 an important question: Are you tending to your trees?

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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 experts in the architecture community to get their thoughts about lightning and lightning protection.

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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 rehabilitation” (eligible for tax credits) or a recognized historic landmark that is a designated part of a property, building or locality.

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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 such a lightning-fast pace, specifying LPS is part of a best practice risk management approach.

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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 Resilience Conference (NDRC) 2017 in Atlanta. Hosted by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), the NDRC signaled FLASH’s 19th year of bringing disaster safety stakeholders together to advance a shared movement to strengthen homes and safeguard families from disasters of all kinds.

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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. 
Find out how the inclusion of safety Standard-compliant lightning protection systems in your state-of-the-art designs can benefit the building environment.

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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 frequently overlooked and often underrated electrical danger; you guessed it–lightning.

When it comes to electricity, lightning may be the reigning queen, packing a rapid discharge of mega energy that can carry up to 300 million volts and 30,000 amps.

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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 content related to lightning protection system (LPS) design, specification, quality assurance, inspection and maintenance.

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