Posts Tagged: resilience

Future-Proofing with Lightning Protection Systems

Lightning protection is “one of the first ‘future-proofing’ building technologies,” according to John McManus. He should know — in his job as Editorial Director of Builder, Custom Home, Journal of Light Construction and other construction-oriented magazines at Hanley Wood, he is constantly scanning the horizon to identify trends in design and construction. His recent article… Read more »

Hurricane Matthew = Lightning Storm Mathew

Yet focusing on the destruction caused by wind and water distracts us from the havoc caused by electrical strikes. Consider: – Emergency relief hampered because communication systems are knock-out. – Storm shelters plunged into darkness because back-up generators are knocked offline. – Pumps – both for drinking water and drainage – destroyed by lightning surges…. Read more »