East Coast Lightning Equipment, Inc. (ECLE) has been featured in the latest issue of the Construction Specifier Magazine, a peer-reviewed periodical for design and construction professionals. The article, "Lightning Protection and the Building Envelope", details the importance of lightning protection systems being integrated with new architectural designs and structurally sustainable features; striving to promote awareness of the dangerous consequences lightning damage can cause. Based on recently published climatological research, global warming could increase lightning strikes by an astounding 50 percent, making the need for buildings to have proper protective systems installed more critical than ever. When a system is designed and installed correctly, it can last the lifetime of the structure, keeping it protected from unlikely direct damage and more probable residual damage like electrical surges.
Learn more about lightning protection fundamentals, ongoing protection systems, sustainable construction, and installation investments for design professionals by reading the full article, Lightning Protection and the Building Envelope written by Jennifer A. Morgan and Michael Chusid, in the PDF to the right.