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

Download the June issue of our Build & Protect Newsletter here. 

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

Lightning Protection Institute Inspection Program Announces National Lightning Safety Initiative

“Now you have it. Will it work?” Double Check. LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute Inspection Program  (“LPI-IP”), announces its national lightning safety initiative, “Double Check.” Check 1. Have a lightning protection system. Check 2. Have the system… Read More

Lightning Protection Systems and Sustainable Design: 5 Reasons for Architects to Design with Lightning in Mind

In Support of Architecture Month HARTFORD, Conn., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to the American Institute of Architects, sustainability is a key element of the architecture profession’s approach to design in the 21st century. As architects are tackling a myriad… Read More

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… 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

Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of fire?

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13 For Immediate Release MARYVILLE, Mo. — October 8, 2018 — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire,… Read More

September is National Preparedness Month. Are You Prepared for Lightning?