Architect's Standard of Care
“As architects, we have a professional responsibility to assess the risk lightning poses to the structures we design.”
Lightning Protection is a Work of Art
“…a lightning protection system that is compatible with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s architectural elements and preserves the historic fabric of the landmark building.”
Not All Lightning Protection is Created Equal
“…alternative products do not provide the advantages claimed.” Learn the facts about early streamer emission and charge transfer devices.
Modern Steel Construction Magazine
Steel structural members can be used as part of a lightning protection system. This simplifies construction and reduces cost.
The Construction Specifer
After explaining fundamentals of lightning protection, this article provides best practices for coordinating lightning protection with architectural design.
Medical Construction & Design - Lightning Protection
“Losing crucial services due to lightning is not a risk we are willing to take when someone might be on an operating table.”
Lightning Protection Basics (36 kb)
This white paper provides for a good overview of lightning protection systems.
Roofer's Guide to Lightning Protection
Your roof is not only a weather barrier, it is a work platform for lightning-protection installers. The article explains how to simplify job-site coordination.
Architectural Roofing and Waterproofing
“Designing a building that sheds both water and lightning protects the top line of an architect’s reputation.”
Canadian Lightning Protection Explained
“Lightning is the most frequent weather-related disaster” in Canada. The article explains Canadian best practices for lightning protection.
Fire Station Lightning Protection and Grounding Systems
Two case studies demonstrated how lightning protection assure fire stations will be ready for weather-related and other emergencies.
Lightning Protection and the Building Envelope
High-performance building enclosures must protect against wind, blast, fire, heat, moisture… and lightning.
CSST Safety Alert (225kb)
Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) creates fire and explosion hazards when exposed to lightning.