Lightning Protection Systems
Understanding the Process from Start to Finish
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
There are many questions when it comes to lightning protection systems: How do they work? Design considerations? Who should install and inspect these systems?
This webinar will answer these questions and more. We will discuss the fundamentals of a lightning protection system to enable you to start or join a conversation on lightning protection systems.
These fundamentals will include:
- Overview of components and how they work together to protect a structure
- Outline of the process for installation and inspection
- Discussion of considerations for design, specification, and installation
Lightning protection systems protect a building from structural damage, physical harm of individuals inside, and the destruction of the electrical and electronic infrastructure.
Understanding the basics of a system and the process for installation is a good place to start!
Introductory - N/A
When a design/build expert specifies a lighting protection system, you are taking the first step in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the individuals and the building’s structure, infrastructure and contents.
Health: Buildings protected with a properly designed and installed lightning protection system provide individuals peace of mind that they are in a safe environment/protected building during a storm.
Safety: When specifications are clearly outlined with the appropriate standards and processes, lightning protection systems provide a safe and secure environment during a storm.
Welfare: Communities rely on certain businesses and services for their daily lives - especially critical buildings (Critical buildings: police, fire, medical, government and more). If any of these buildings are unprotected - and are struck by lightning - the electrical and electronic infrastructure that supports everything from emergency calls to medical devices could be damaged; this damage prevents individuals and communities from getting the help they need. When essential buildings are protected with a lightning protection system, the welfare of the community is safeguarded.
Learning Objective 1:
Understand the impact of a lightning strike to a building’s structure and electronic infrastructure.
Learning Objective 2:
Outline the lightning protection system’s installation process from start to finish and the importance of coordination among trade professionals: roofing consultants, engineers, and architects and more.
Learning Objective 3:
Gain a clear understanding of a lightning protection systems main components and installation process; This includes structure design, material choices and sizes, and the role of a certified individual throughout the process.
Learning Objective 4:
Summarize the importance of inspection by a 3rd party & routine maintenance to ensure proper operation of the system for their building owner.
AIA CES Provider Statement
The Lightning Protection Institute is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 10021953. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) AIA-3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.