Lightning Protection Guide for Commercial Buildings

Lightning protection for a commercial building involves the installation of systems and devices designed to mitigate the damaging effects of lightning strikes. It's important to note that lightning protection should be designed and installed by qualified professionals who adhere to recognized standards, such as those provided by organizations like the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) or the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Compliance with local building codes is also essential. Lightning protection systems are crucial for safeguarding not only the building structure but also the people and valuable assets inside.

Warning: When using this information to perform electrical work, call a licensed electrician and consult the NEC® for safety. All licensed electricians have passed examinations covering the National Electric Code®, know state and local building codes, and may carry insurance to cover damages.