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Two is Better Than One

The phrase is true of lightning protection systems, and Lightning Protection Institute—Inspection Program inspection.

The Double Check Initiative reminds commercial property owners and design/build professionals that merely specifying and installing a lightning protection system, even a well-designed one, falls short.

Inspection analyzes the total scope of protection.

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The Double Check Initiative: August 23 – 27, 2021

The Lightning Protection Institute (“LPI”) will soon embark on the third-annual Double Check, a national initiative to remind property owners and the design/build communities to

✓ Have a lightning protection system. ✓ Have the system inspected.

Double Check takes place August 23 – 27 this year.

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Featured Member Contractor – Mr. Lightning

Since 1959, Mr. Lightning provides lightning protection and grounding services to the Colorado area.

The company’s industry knowledge is evidenced by its intricate design and installations on local projects like the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Colorado Switchback Stadium, Colorado College Robson Arena, Pikes Peak Summit House, and many others….

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Occupied Roofs: Lightning Protection Systems

As seen in the February 2021 issue of IIBEC Interface Magazine

Lightning protection systems safeguard structures from one of the most violent forces of nature. While the principles of lightning protection were established more than 250 years ago by Benjamin Franklin, the design and installation of lightning protection systems continue to evolve in response to advances in science and changes in architectural design, construction materials, and building technology….

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Certification Revision Addendums

Changes made to a lightning protection system after it has been inspected and certified can void LPI-Inspection Program certification. Address this by applying for an authorized Master Installation Certificate Revision addendum.

Submit up to three minimal revisions per system within 90 days of the original certificate issuance by completing this application and submitting it to info@lpi-ip.com….

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Bolt & Shield – Winter 2020/2021

Did you see the latest edition of Bolt & Shield? In fairness, this is the first edition of the Lightning Protection Institute’s newsletter in the new format.

If you have not seen it, “pick it up” here.

Maybe the best news we can share is that, thanks to you, members and our advocates across north America, we have lots of good news to share….

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Save the Date: ULPA/LPI 2022 Annual Conference

The 2021 annual conference has been postponed to February 2022 at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX.   

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Lightning Protection Institute Announces National “Double Check” Initiative

The Lightning Protection Institute (“LPI”) today announced its annual national initiative:

Double Check: ✓ Have a lightning protection system. ✓ Have the system inspected and certified.

Double Check will take place the last week of August each year. This year, August 24 – 28, the LPI and its members will focus national attention on the criticality of lightning protection systems as essential electronic infrastructure and centuries old life safety application….

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Lightning Safety Awareness Week 2020: “The Week for Distinction”

Since 2001, National Lightning Safety Awareness Week has drawn attention to what the National Lightning Safety Council calls the “underrated killer.” Lightning has earned its fierce reputation.

The distinction between lightning safety and lightning protection systems is an important one. Lightning safety includes individual actions like sheltering during storms.

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Featured LPI Member Content As Seen in Detroit Design Magazine

All home tech shares one operational reality—the requirement for uninterrupted electrical current. Leave this to chance and leave everything to chance.

A custom-designed, installed, inspected and certified Guardian lightning protection system leaves nothing to chance.

Read Full Article, “Something’s Left to Chance,” in Detroit Design Magazine.

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