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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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It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week! Are you ready for thunderstorm season?

…The NWS and NOAA launched the National Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign in 2001 to raise awareness about the dangers of lightning, a deadly, yet underrated killer. The Lightning Protection Institute joined the campaign effort in 2007 as partners, to provide messaging about lightning protection for structures, and explain how safety Standard-compliant LPS can make safe places safer.

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LPI Intros New Tool for the A&E Toolkit with “Build & Protect” Newsletter.

…May 24, 2016 — There’s a saying that goes, “An architect’s dream is an engineer’s nightmare.”

While A&E visions may sometimes seem to be at odds, both converged last week in Philadelphia to construct the architecture and design event of the year, known as AIA Convention & Expo. Dubbed the expo where attendees can discover what’s “new, next and cutting-edge,” this year’s #AIACon16 featured everything from building systems to software—and yes, lightning protection was there, too.

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Lightning Protection Institute Launches “Build & Protect” E-Newsletter for Architects and Engineers  

Visitors to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center on May 19-21 Can Sign Up For It

PHILADELPHIA, PA –May 17, 2016– The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is launching its first-ever email newsletter for architectural and engineering professionals.

LPI’s Build & Protect… newsletter will feature news about the science of lightning protection, industry trends and technical information regarding how safety standard-compliant systems can benefit buildings, according to LPI.

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AIA Expo & Convention 2016 Promises a “World of Innovation” in Philly, May 19-21

The AIA Convention 2016 is the architecture and design event of the year! Join the Lightning Protection Institute at booth #1546 in Philadelphia on May 19-21. #AIACon16 invites you to discover what’s “new, next and cutting-edge” from software to building systems–and of course, lightning protection.

Expo hours
Thursday, May 19
10 a.m.

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Advancing Building Resilience: Growth of Sustainable Energy Technology Makes Lightning Protection Systems Increasingly Critical

…MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The continued growth of sustainable energy technology, eco-friendly building materials and smart structure automation has necessitated upgrades and complex improvements to the electrical infrastructure of today’s homes and buildings. Smart structures, which are characterized by a high degree of automation and various interconnected systems typically rely on sophisticated energy collection methods.

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