Lightning Safety Alliance Announces CES Course for Construction Professionals

Apr 19, 2005, 01:00 ET from Lightning Safety Alliance

    HARTFORD, Conn., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lightning Safety Alliance's
 program, "Lightning Protection Basics, LSA 101" has been recently registered
 with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for inclusion in its national
 Continuing Education Service (CES) for architects and engineers. The LSA 101
 course provides a review of proper lightning protection system design and
 application, conformant with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Fire
 Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.  As a registered provider of AIA
 CES credits, the LSA has certified 23 instructors across the U.S. to provide
 the classroom-style PowerPoint presentation, designed to give construction
 professionals a general understanding of how lightning protection systems
 work.  The presentation also includes a description of the five essential
 elements of effective lightning protection systems.
     "LSA 101 was created to familiarize construction professionals with
 lightning protection system design and application with regard to commercial,
 industrial and residential markets," said Guy Maxwell, president of the LSA, a
 non-profit, national league of lightning protection professionals and
 consumers dedicated to the promotion of lightning protection and safety.  "The
 course material also provides a review of the National Safety Standards for
 lightning protection requirements."
     There is no fee associated with the course, which qualifies attendees for
 one (1) CES learning unit.  Credit earned upon completion of the program is
 reported to CES Records for AIA members and Certificates of Completion for
 non-AIA members are available upon request.
     For additional information on the course or to locate a provider in your
 area, contact Jennifer Morgan, LSA program coordinator at 860-379-5946 or
      Kim Graziano
      Lightning Safety Alliance
      804-314-8955 or

SOURCE Lightning Safety Alliance