News & Press
May 14, 2019
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 Lightning Protection Institute, a not-for-profit, nationwide group dedicated to promoting lightning awareness, education and safety.
April 30, 2019
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April 19, 2019
“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 inspected and certified.
“People say, ‘I have lightning protection….
Lightning Protection Systems and Sustainable Design: 5 Reasons for Architects to Design with Lightning in Mind
April 19, 2019
The benefits of lightning protection are in the forefront of construction with architects making buildings more sustainable, as demonstrated at the Oakland University Human Health Building designed by architects at the SmithGroup. (Photo by Justin Maconochie, courtesy of ECLE)
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….
March 11, 2019
LPI NEEDS YOUR HELP!
LPI is working on ANSI accreditation for our certification testing program – Journeyman Installer (JI), Master Installer (MI), and Master Installer Designer (MID). Industry professionals have joined Ohio State to identify the processes involved with job descriptions common to each of the various levels of certification. …
Workshop Will Review Lightning Protection, Resilient Construction & Blueprints for Collaboration to Help Designers “Build & Protect”
February 26, 2019
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 Wednesday, March 6.
The workshop is part of the Lightning Protection Institute’s (LPI) recent initiative to provide A&E’s with educational resources related to lightning protection system design, specification and quality assurance.
February 19, 2019
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February 15, 2019
Registration is open for our March 6, Lunch & Learn event in Atlanta. This is a FREE continuing education session, so be sure to register TODAY to reserve your space!
What does “responsibility” look like when evaluating lightning safety and protection protocols for senior care facilities?
January 30, 2019
…In July of 2017, lightning sparked a fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments in Virginia. Now, the family of a woman who died in the fire at the senior living complex has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the management and corporate owner of the buildings. According to news reports, the suit alleges that the apartments and management “negligently failed” to provide proper maintenance for the complex, thus “endangered the lives” of the residents.