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Most Innovative Design Award

The Pikes Peak Visitor Center, formerly the Summit House, stands at an altitude of 14,115 feet above sea level and can experience temperatures as low as -39 F.

This project showcases the collaboration of several experts to design and install a lightning protection system in an extreme environment.

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Check out the Summer 2022 LPI Newsletter!

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* Technical Discussion: Equipotential Bonding and Surge Protection

* Most Innovative Design Awards

* Partnership Activity: iiBEC and AIA

* Upcoming Events and Colony Hardware Promotion for Members Only

See the collaboration and growth that’s happening in the lightning protection industry!…

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Featured Manufacturer: East Coast Lightning Equipment Inc. (ECLE)

ECLE’s lightning protection products are sold throughout North America, Central America, Australia and the Middle East through a network of certified lightning protection specialty contractors.
Fabricated from the most highly conductive copper and aluminum alloys used in the industry, ECLE’s fully-equipped manufacturing facility is designed to produce lightning protection equipment exclusively, including the castings made onsite in their state-of-the-art foundry….

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Featured Member Contractor – Hicks Lightning Protection

Through teamwork and collaboration, Hicks Lightning Protection has provided design, engineering, and installation services to property owners since 2005. The LPI Member Contractor’s turnkey lightning protection and grounding systems for commercial and industrial projects include The Charles Schwab Corporation’s new headquarters in Westlake, Texas.

Hicks Lightning Protection provides turnkey lightning protection and grounding systems for commercial and industrial projects. …

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LPI/ULPA Conference 2023

Come join us at the LPI/ULPA Annual Conference! See the latest in the lightning protection industry. Registration begins in October 2022.

Conference Details

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Most Innovative Design Award

The 2022 Residential Award is presented to Kent Key of Key Custom Homes.

The teamwork between Key Custom Homes and Bonded can be seen in the design and installation success with this custom home in Denton, Texas. Problem-solving and creativity with Key’s Project Manager were critical in determining efficient, inconspicuous routing/placement of the downleads and cables….

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Most Innovative Design Award

The first Most Innovative Design Award is presented to Sami Akkawi with Giovanetti Shulman Associates.

This award recognizes their collaboration, design and engineering efforts with Bonded Lightning Protection Systems on the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel and Casino.

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Introducing the LPI Most Innovative Design Awards for 2022

LPI Members – Who will you nominate?

The purpose of the Innovative Design Awards is to provide recognition to LPI Members and an outside individual or firm for their collaboration on the design and installation of a lightning protection system.  Awards are given to a person/firm that demonstrated early coordination with an LPI professional to design an innovative solution to improve the aesthetics of the lightning protection system on a noteworthy structure….

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ULPA/LPI Conference 2022

Register Now! Deadline January 10, 2022.

The 2022 ULPA/LPI Conference will be held at La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio, TX.  February 15 – 19th. 

Schedule and Speakers to be announced soon.

Conference Registration
Hotel Reservations

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Featured Member Contractor – Smokestack Lightning Protection, Inc.

Smokestack Lightning, Inc. was founded in 1993 when Bill J. Simpson, a chimney sweep at the time, tried to find a quality lightning protection contractor for his chimney customers. Unable to source suitable help, he did some research, learned everything he could about the industry, and started his own lightning protection company….

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