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Workshop Will Review Lightning Protection, Resilient Construction & Blueprints for Collaboration to Help Designers “Build & Protect”

For Immediate Release…

Atlanta, GA – February 26, 2019 — Atlanta architects and planners will have an opportunity to learn about lightning protection, resilient building practices and blueprints for collaborative partnerships at the Build & Protect workshop on Wednesday, March 6.

The workshop is part of the Lightning Protection Institute’s (LPI) recent initiative to provide A&E’s with educational resources related to lightning protection system design, specification and quality assurance.

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Build & Protect Newsletter, Winter 2019 Edition

Download newsletter copy with click-through links here: https://conta.cc/2DJow27

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Register Today for our FREE Build & Protect Workshop in Atlanta!

Registration is open for our March 6, Lunch & Learn event in Atlanta. This is a FREE continuing education session, so be sure to register TODAY to reserve your space!  

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What does “responsibility” look like when evaluating lightning safety and protection protocols for senior care facilities?

…In July of 2017, lightning sparked a fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments in Virginia. Now, the family of a woman who died in the fire at the senior living complex has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the management and corporate owner of the buildings. According to news reports, the suit alleges that the apartments and management “negligently failed” to provide proper maintenance for the complex, thus “endangered the lives” of the residents.

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Lightning Newsmakers of 2018: Striking stories impacting the environment, science, and industry

…MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Insights into the nature of lightning and advances in the lightning protection system (LPS) industry are helping to redefine our understanding of the weather hazard and its impact to people, property and places.

Here’s the Lightning Protection Institute’s (LPI) look back at a few striking reports about lightning and lightning protection as shared by scientific, economic and industry experts in 2018:

Lightning “Mapper” Shares Data Previously Unavailable to Forecasters
Last May, the NOAA GOES-17 satellite transmitted its first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM).

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There’s still time to make those reservations! Hotel & Registration Extended for the 2019 ULPA/LPI Lightning Protection Conference!

…Registration is open for the 87th Annual ULPA/LPI Lightning Protection Conference at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel on March 6 – 9, 2019. You won’t want to miss the exciting speaker lineup, workshops and conference programs planned for attendees and guests.
LPI member company, Bonded Lightning Protection Systems Ltd. will serve as our industry host for the annual meeting, which will feature:

* Industry Updates &

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LPI Technical Bulletin: Lightning Protection Systems and Bonding

A download copy of this Technical Bulletin is available here. 

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If more lightning is on the horizon, is it time to expand our field of knowledge about preparedness and lightning protection?

…Lightning is fascinating but it’s also destructive and deadly. Scientists tell us that the earth experiences about 25 million lightning strikes per year. But what if that number of strikes were to significantly increase, or even double in the near future? Where will that leave vulnerable infrastructure in terms of expensive power losses, unscheduled down time and lost productivity due to increased surge incidents, or worse yet, full-scale fire losses due to lightning?

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Lightning and Fire Increases at Apartments: Who’s counting the strikes?

…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 “lightning, fires and apartments,” reveals news accounts of countless lightning-sparked property losses throughout the country.

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