Posts Tagged: architectural tips

Five things you didn’t know about lightning protection.

Part of an equestrian center, this clubhouse and locker room wing, built by Carolina Timberworks and Rod Kazenske, architect, has a lightning protection system to protect the stable, horses, members, and guests. The building required special attention to lightning protection due to the use of heavy timber construction. Lightning can be beautiful; nature’s own light… Read more »

Seagulls and Lightning Protection

Seagull on roof

Here’s a tip from an architect on Cape Cod, MA. He stretches monofilament fishing line or fine wire between air terminals (lightning rods) to prevent seagulls from perching on the ridges, parapets, and other high places on his buildings. The birds don’t like flying into the almost invisible filament or wire, so go elsewhere. This… Read more »