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Lightning Protection for Lightning Safe Homeowner Association Communities

How Homeowners can Enlighten HOA’s about System Benefits…

Awareness about the dangers of lightning to people and property has significantly increased since the National Weather Service began its annual safety campaign in 2001. With consumer organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) citing a demonstrated track record of lightning protection systems (LPS) in helping to reduce property losses, more and more homeowners are examining the cost benefits of LPS.

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Lightning Protection Systems for Re-roofing Projects & the Importance of Trade Coordination & Expert Consultation

…Lightning protection systems (LPS) are sophisticated networks that incorporate strike termination devices, lightning current conductors, bonding conductors, grounding electrodes and lightning surge protection devices. While the lightning risk for a structure is often the product of the lightning frequency and the consequence of the strike to the structure, designers typically consider a variety of factors when laying out a system plan.

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LPI Tech Bulletin: Lightning Protection Systems for Re-Roofing Projects

 

The Importance of Trade Coordination & Expert Consultation…

Lightning protection systems (LPS) are sophisticated networks that incorporate strike termination devices, lightning current conductors, bonding conductors, grounding electrodes and lightning surge protection devices. While the lightning risk for a structure is often the product of the lightning frequency and the consequence of the strike to the structure, designers typically consider a variety of factors when laying out a system plan.

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LPI Tech Bulletin: Lightning Protection System Maintenance and Industry Requirements

While most facilities have upkeep provisions or periodic maintenance programs for their building systems, a lightning protection system check-up, can fall through the cracks. The vast majority of operations managers and building owners aren’t familiar with industry requirements and recommendations designed to ensure system safety and effectiveness. In this Tech Letter, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) examines industry recommendations and best practices for lightning protection systems to help ensure materials and methods maintain compliance with nationally recognized safety Standards….

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Register for the 2017 LPI/ULPA Annual Lightning Protection Conference!

…Registration is now open for the 2017 LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in Houston, Texas, February 8-10.  LPI members, Mike Weir and Taylor Lightning Protection, will serve as industry hosts for the 85th annual conference, which will feature educational sessions, networking opportunities, golfing and social events.

The deadline for rooms and registration is January 6, 2017, so be sure to register http://www.ulpa.org/images/2017ULPAConfReg.pdf and book your hotel reservations ASAP!  

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LPI Exhibiting at Greenbuild Expo, in Los Angeles, October 5 & 6

Green building is a good idea and good for business. A Green Building Economic Impact study released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), found that Green construction is expected to account for more than 2.3 million U.S. jobs by the end of this year, and 3.3 million jobs by 2018.

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NFPA 780: Setting the Standard for Safe and Effective Lightning Protection

…August 18, 2016 — Safety standards are designed to ensure the safety of products, activities or processes. When it comes to lightning protection, the difference between “safe and effective” lightning protection and “unsafe and ineffective” lightning protection is ultimately related to which guidelines are implemented.

Over the years, LPI has shared a lot of information about the NFPA and UL safety standards for lightning protection.

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Benefits of Lightning Protection Hailed During Lightning Safety Awareness Week

…July 11, 2016 — The need for Safety Standard-compliant lightning protection was recently promoted during national Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, as consumer advocates and nonprofit organizations shared news and notices regarding the important role these systems play in preventing structural property loss in the U.S.  

Organizations helping to build lightning safe communities by highlighting the benefits of lightning protection systems for structures, included:
 
The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), a non-profit communications and research organization supported by the property/casualty insurance industry promoted the benefits of lightning protection systems in several news releases and website posts, including:

“Are You Ready to Be #LightningSafe?”
“Number, Cost of Homeowners Insurance Claims From Lightning Fell in 2013”
“Lightning Myths, Tips to Stay Safe” podcast

Lightning Safety Awareness Week saw additional messages about lightning protection shared by consumer advocate groups including:

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH): Facebook and YouTube posts.

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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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Lightning Protection Spring Cleaning. Don’t let the clutter of myths and misinformation obscure the facts.

…March 14, 2016 — The late, larger-than-life comedian, Robin Williams was known for having said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'”

If the unseasonably warm temperatures are evidence, it seems the “party” has sprung to life in many parts of the country. While March typically means longer daylight hours and warmer weather for most, it also means an increasing potential for severe weather which can put a dangerous damper on your spring party.  

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