Kelley Collins of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and Jennifer Morgan, Education Coordinator of the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA), are presenting a webinar, Lightning Protection Systems: Understanding the Process for a Successful Project.

The webinar, hosted by Building Enclosure magazine and sponsored by the Lightning Protection Institute and the Lightning Safety Alliance, will be on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. EST. To register, visit the Continuing Education Center.

Webinar objectives are to:

  • Identify key factors that determine the “need” for a lightning protection system on a new or existing building/risk assessment
  • Outline the lightning protection system’s installation process from start to finish on new roofs or re-roofs to collaborate with building enclosure team members: roof consultants, engineers and architects.
  • Gain a clear understanding of a lightning protection system’s main components, installation process by certified lightning protection professionals, and the importance of inspection by a third party to ensure proper operation of the system for their building owner.
  • Apply new knowledge of lightning protection systems to initiate a discussion with the building owner and/or their building enclosure team about the need for a lightning protection system.

Lightning protection systems protect a building from structural damage, physical harm of individuals inside and the destruction of the electrical and electronic infrastructure. It will cover the basics of lightning protection systems and their components as well as considerations for specifications, installations and inspections. 

Collins works with the LPI developing strategy, partnerships and communication to support the expansion and awareness of the lightning protection industry. Morgan, Education Coordinator of the LSA, is co-owner of East Coast Lightning Protection Equipment Inc., one of the largest lightning protection system component manufacturing firms in North America.

About East Coast Lightning Equipment, Inc.

Established in 1984, East Coast Lightning Equipment, Inc. (ECLE) provides high-quality, UL-listed lightning protection system components to lightning protection design and installation contractors throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and the Middle East. ECLE continually strives to develop high-quality, cost-effective materials that meet or exceed UL and LPI standards for safety. Coupled with a dedication to customer service, this innovative nature has made ECLE a leader in the industry. The family-owned company is based in Connecticut where it manufactures all of its own products in the United States.