Build & Protect Newsletter: October is Fire Prevention Month

National Fire Prevention Week Issue

What You Need to Know about Fire, Lightning and Lightning-Sparked Fires

In Support of Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12 MARYVILLE, Mo – October 6, 2019 — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the number of home fire deaths in the U.S. is increasing and in turn creating a growing… Read More

September is Campus Fire Safety Month: Is your school prepared to prevent a lightning tragedy?

Fire safety is a primary concern for every school in the country, and even more so at colleges and universities where large numbers of students reside in campus dormitories and apartments. Severe weather and fires pose special threats… Read More

New Applications and Requirements for Lightning Protection Systems Outlined in the 2020 Edition of NFPA 780

Downloadable copy with links, available here: https://conta.cc/2SFRcQS    

Lightning: Weather Threat that Affects Most People, in Most Regions, Most of the Time

In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23-29 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARYVILLE, Mo., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Despite being the weather threat that impacts the most people, most of the time and in most areas of the U.S.,… Read More

Build & Protect Newsletter, June 2019 Lightning Safety Awareness Week Issue

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Building Lightning Safe Communities: An Architect’s Perspective

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 6, 2019 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is working to shine a spotlight on the lightning hazard and expand its “building lightning safe communities” initiative through outreach with mitigation-minded partners like architects, engineers and risk-management… Read More

Lightning Dangers Emphasized During Building Safety and Electrical Safety Months

As warm weather approaches, lightning protection becomes paramount MARYVILLE, Mo. (May 14, 2019) — With the summer storm season just ahead, building managers and owners must be ready to protect lives and property against lightning strikes, says the… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More