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Linarc Launches All-in-One Cloud-Based Construction Project Management Software to Foster Collaboration and Efficiency for Mid to Large Scale Projects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Linarc, Inc., the fastest growing collaborative project management platform in the construction industry, has launched a better way to deliver construction projects. Linarc solves the daily challenges that owners, design teams, and contractors confront while driving projects to completion.

"I built Linarc to eliminate the inefficiencies that plague the construction industry. Linarc uses technology, integrated connectivity, intelligent data analysis, and real-time updates to give everyone the tools, resources, and information they need to perform at their best. As a result, projects run smoother; progress moves faster, and projects are completed on time and on budget," said Shanthi Rajan, Linarc CEO and Founder.

Linarc is an All-In-One project management solution that eliminates the need for multiple systems. Linarc has built-in features that provide everything you need to manage construction projects successfully in a single, intuitive, easy-to-use platform. In addition, Linarc is an open API and integrates easily with standard project management solutions, ERPs, and other software for seamless accounting and transparency.

The Work Breakdown Structure is at the heart of every project schedule. Linarc's unique collaborative scheduling feature harnesses the power of technology and predictive analytics to allocate resources to individual tasks in the WBS hierarchy to eliminate delays and ensure on-time completion.

Linarc links work crews, materials, and equipment to the schedule of values and updates progress in real-time so you can stay on track and on budget:

* Project owners have clear insights into work progress and budget expenditures.

* Design teams are connected to project execution for quick reference and problem-solving.

* CFOs and procurement specialists have control of project financials. Real-time updates and predictive analytics provide complete transparency to stay on budget.

* Management teams get detailed reports and quick reference dashboards to keep them informed and on target.

* Supervisors and forepersons control work assignments and material deliveries for seamless workflows and sustainable progress.

* Field crews receive detailed work assignments with documents, photos, and visual cues to keep them safe, productive, and on task.

Linarc eliminates communication silos across your entire project portfolio, and the system's intelligent analysis gives company leaders the leverage of combined resources across all their projects.

These company-wide insights eliminate idle time and increase business efficiency.

To get a live demonstration of Linarc in action, visit: https://linarc.com/project-management/

About Linarc:

Linarc is a modern, easy-to-use, all-in-one cloud-based construction management software for teams. Collaborate and manage multiple projects from anywhere. Gain complete visibility into your operations, keep your team accountable, and make informed decisions based on data you can trust. Learn more: https://linarc.com/.

About Shanthi Rajan:

Shanthi is the founder and CEO of Linarc. She's a seasoned entrepreneur focused on enterprise applications. She is a product leader with experience in all aspects of company building - ideation, and product development, including product-market fit, building teams, and go-to-market. She has built and exited multiple companies.

Related link: https://linarc.com/

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Linarc Launches All-in-One Cloud-Based Construction Project Management Software to Foster Collaboration and Efficiency for Mid to Large Scale Projects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Linarc, Inc., the fastest growing collaborative project management platform in the construction industry, has launched a better way to deliver construction projects. Linarc solves the daily challenges that owners, design teams, and contractors confront while driving projects to completion.

"I built Linarc to eliminate the inefficiencies that plague the construction industry. Linarc uses technology, integrated connectivity, intelligent data analysis, and real-time updates to give everyone the tools, resources, and information they need to perform at their best. As a result, projects run smoother; progress moves faster, and projects are completed on time and on budget," said Shanthi Rajan, Linarc CEO and Founder.

Linarc is an All-In-One project management solution that eliminates the need for multiple systems. Linarc has built-in features that provide everything you need to manage construction projects successfully in a single, intuitive, easy-to-use platform. In addition, Linarc is an open API and integrates easily with standard project management solutions, ERPs, and other software for seamless accounting and transparency.

The Work Breakdown Structure is at the heart of every project schedule. Linarc's unique collaborative scheduling feature harnesses the power of technology and predictive analytics to allocate resources to individual tasks in the WBS hierarchy to eliminate delays and ensure on-time completion.

Linarc links work crews, materials, and equipment to the schedule of values and updates progress in real-time so you can stay on track and on budget:

* Project owners have clear insights into work progress and budget expenditures.

* Design teams are connected to project execution for quick reference and problem-solving.

* CFOs and procurement specialists have control of project financials. Real-time updates and predictive analytics provide complete transparency to stay on budget.

* Management teams get detailed reports and quick reference dashboards to keep them informed and on target.

* Supervisors and forepersons control work assignments and material deliveries for seamless workflows and sustainable progress.

* Field crews receive detailed work assignments with documents, photos, and visual cues to keep them safe, productive, and on task.

Linarc eliminates communication silos across your entire project portfolio, and the system's intelligent analysis gives company leaders the leverage of combined resources across all their projects.

These company-wide insights eliminate idle time and increase business efficiency.

To get a live demonstration of Linarc in action, visit: https://linarc.com/project-management/

About Linarc:

Linarc is a modern, easy-to-use, all-in-one cloud-based construction management software for teams. Collaborate and manage multiple projects from anywhere. Gain complete visibility into your operations, keep your team accountable, and make informed decisions based on data you can trust. Learn more: https://linarc.com/.

About Shanthi Rajan:

Shanthi is the founder and CEO of Linarc. She's a seasoned entrepreneur focused on enterprise applications. She is a product leader with experience in all aspects of company building - ideation, and product development, including product-market fit, building teams, and go-to-market. She has built and exited multiple companies.

Related link: https://linarc.com/

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Whipple Service Champions Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New A/C to Military Veteran

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Whipple Service Champions is a top HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Drain company servicing the Wasatch Front area. For over 75 years, Whipple Service Champions has hired and supported military members in the community.

Whipple Service Champions is currently taking hundreds of nominations from the Wasatch Front community to select a military recipient during its first annual A/C giveaway. Veterans, active duty and reserve military members are all eligible to be nominated. The winner will be announced on August 17th. The date of install will be within two weeks of the announcement date based on the needs of the recipient.

Regarding the overall goal of the campaign, Whipple Chief Value Officer Dennis Ewing says, "Too often many of us take the sacrifices that led to our independence and current freedoms for granted. As a company, we want to go above and beyond the normal discounts and appreciations. This year, we want to truly give back to those that serve our country."

In addition to actively hiring veterans of all military branches, Whipple Service Champions also gives additional discounts to all military members and first responders. Whipple is a proud official partner of Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information, please visit their website at https://WhippleThatAway.com/

Veteran nominations can be done here: https://whippleplumbing.com/nominate-a-veteran/

About Whipple Service Champions:

Whipple Service Champions provides plumbing, heating, drain cleaning and electrical services on the Wasatch Front. Whipple guarantees all work, provides upfront pricing, and has an A+ Rating from the BBB and over 5,000 reviews on Google.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit https://whippleplumbing.com/, or call 801-444-FAST (3278).

Related link: https://whippleplumbing.com/

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ACE Home Services Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New AC to an Active Military Member on July 27, 2022

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- ACE Home Services is a top HVAC and Plumbing company servicing the Phoenix Metro area. For years since it was founded, they have provided homes with quality AC and Heating facility maintenance, equipment installation, and repair, ensuring smooth operation in homes. This veteran operated company is proud to support and hire military members for over 25 years.

For the third annual A/C Veteran Giveaway, ACE Home Services has taken close to a hundred nominations from the Phoenix Metro community to select another military member. We are proud that each year the community steps up and participates in helping those that make the ultimate sacrifice.

This year, we are proud to announce the winner as Petty Officer First Class Devin Munyon, an active-duty Navy recruiter.

Petty Officer First Class Munyon is active-duty in the U.S. Navy and has been serving our great nation for 14 years. During his time in service, he has earned a total of 14 medals. Petty Officer First Class Munyon Devin is a native to Arizona and loves the fact that as a recruiter, he is able to work in AZ and help young men and women sign up and change their lives like someone helped him so long ago. ACE Home Services will be providing and installing a brand new a/c unit for Petty Officer First Class Munyon and his family on July 27, 2022. We thank him for his service and everything he continues to do for all of us.

The President of ACE Home Services, John Trimble served as an Army Infantryman and then a Special Forces Officer - or Green Beret - for more than 13 years. Working closely with various international special operations units, John primarily worked counterterror and counter drug operations across multiple deployments to Afghanistan and South America, receiving two Bronze Star medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge amongst other awards and citations. Prior to being medically retired as a Major, John's final military assignment was serving as an advisor and lead strategist for a senior military commander at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

The Director of Marketing, James Sesay, is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Regarding the overall goal of the campaign, James says, "Too often many of us take the sacrifices that led to our independence and current freedoms for granted. As a company, we want to go above and beyond the normal discounts and appreciations. Each year, we want to truly give back to those that serve our country."

In addition to actively hiring veterans of all military branches, ACE Home Services also gives additional discounts to all military members and first responders.

About ACE Home Services:

With an A+ rating from the BBB, ACE Home Services provides support for businesses and homes in more than 28 cities. They offer air-conditioning installation, maintenance and repair, heating equipment placement, bathroom remodeling, water softeners and heaters, water leak protection, heating replacement, and a range of additional services. They are fast, efficient, reliable, experienced, highly reliable, and they always put the customers first in all they do.

For more information, please visit the website: https://acehomeaz.com/about-us/.

A brief testimonial can be found here: https://youtu.be/9m6LxrjdogU

AZ Family News covered the 2021 giveaway here: https://youtu.be/dO30Y_7pjU4

Local FOX 10 News covered the 2020 giveaway here: https://youtu.be/lFzMccDIYws

Related link: https://acehomeaz.com/

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Seattle Plumbing Company Commits to Transparency and Customer Peace of Mind

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Amid stories of plumbing contractors without the proper licensing doing subpar work, or even scamming customers, Trusted Plumbing & Heating in the Seattle area is more committed than ever to transparency, due diligence and customer care.

Unlicensed plumbing contractors often take shortcuts to get a job done as fast as possible so they can cram in as many jobs as they can to make money. Customers who hire these unlicensed plumbing contractors often find themselves out hundreds or even thousands of dollars, with their plumbing in disrepair, and little to no chance of getting a refund.

Trusted Plumbing understands the frustration of homeowners who experience this, and they've doubled down on their commitment to honesty and providing transparency for their customers. Their goal is to offer the best possible plumbing service in Seattle and throughout Western Washington, every one of their plumbing contractors is licensed, bonded and insured, and they never sacrifice quality for speed.

"We are upfront about our pricing," says Jim Cunningham, Owner of Trusted Plumbing & Heating, sharing that their cost for diagnostics is $89. "The $89 will be deducted off of any service performed. We've always strived to be the fairest company around. We're committed to getting the job done right the first time, and our customers appreciate that."

Trusted Plumbing & Heating provides plumbing and heating solutions throughout the Puget Sound region and are based in the Seattle area. They can be reached at (206) 208-0007 or online - https://www.trustedplumbingheating.com/

About Trusted Plumbing and Heating:

With over 35 years of experience in plumbing and 12 years of experience in heating and air conditioning, Jim Cunningham and his son James Cunningham built Trusted Plumbing & Heating's reputation as a trusted entity. This family owned and operated business is based out of King County, Washington with the purpose of providing customers with plumbing contractors and technicians that they can trust. Their technicians and plumbing contractors are experienced and trained to use the highest quality products to create a trustworthy, efficient and satisfying experience for all customers. All personnel are licensed, insured and bonded to work in Washington State and are experts in their respective fields.

Related link: https://www.trustedplumbingheating.com/

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Ellis Equipment, Inc. Has Premium K-Rail for Sale in the Sacramento Region

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ellis Equipment, Inc. is pleased to offer quality K-rail construction barriers for job sites in and around the City of Sacramento. For close to 30 years now, this family-owned and -operated company has worked tirelessly to provide construction industry professionals with the dependable equipment they require for their various projects. Operating with the guiding philosophy that they are in the problem solving business rather than just the sales or rental business, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Ellis strives to offer each client superior customer service from beginning to end.

Ellis Equipment is regarded as one of the leading suppliers of K-rail concrete barriers in California. The multipurpose K-rail they have for sale is in line with Caltrans specifications to help ensure that it functions as required. Clients purchase Ellis' K-rail for a number of important permanent and semi-permanent applications, such as blocking pedestrian and vehicle access to restricted areas, delineating walkways and perimeters, and aiding in general road and freeway construction work.

Ellis has a number of effective K-rail barrier options available for Sacramento area clients, with each size serving distinct functions. As of now, the company offers 5 ft. sticks (2,000 lbs), 10 ft. sticks (4,000 lbs), and 20 ft. sticks (8,000 lbs). These barricades can be situated as individual units, or interlinked for increased traffic control if desired. The company would like to note that with their weight, the K-rail sticks require reach lifts or forklifts to move them.

The incredible team at Ellis Equipment is committed to making the K-rail purchase process as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. With their extensive construction industry experience, they fully understand the importance of being able to secure reliable tools and equipment in a timely manner. Ellis stands behind all of the K-rail they sell in Sacramento and around the county, and greatly appreciates the opportunity to assist all who contact them. They encourage all those that need quality K-rail construction barriers to reach out without delay.

Ellis Equipment, Inc. is located at 1015 E. Burnett St. in Signal Hill, and can be reached at (562) 424-9991. For more information, please contact the business or visit https://www.ellisrents.com/.

Related link: https://www.ellisrents.com/

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Rackley Roofing to Sponsor Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rackley Roofing is the title sponsor for the Rackley Roofing 200. This NASCAR race is scheduled to be held on June 24, 7 p.m. Central Time (CDT) at the Nashville Superspeedway, the largest concrete-only track in NASCAR. Their driver, Matt DiBenedetto, will compete in the #25 Rackley WAR truck - a Chevy.

"I'm really excited to represent Rackley Roofing in the Rackley 200. Being with the Rackley WAR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team this year has been a really good experience, and we're looking forward to meeting all the fans and Rackley folks here in Nashville," DiBenedetto says.

Rackley WAR, a professional sports team, offers motorsports marketing, management and development services for professional race car drivers, race teams and industry sponsors. It fields race vehicles in the Camping World Truck Series, the only series in NASCAR to race production pickup truck-based stock cars.

This year is even more exciting for the Rackley crew because as an added bonus - the Nashville Superspeedway is partnering with Middle Tennessee State University and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veteran's and Military Family Center to support the military, veterans and the families of those who have served.

"We're excited to be back at the Nashville Superspeedway for a second year," Curtis Sutton, president and CEO, Rackley Roofing, says. "This track is always a lot of fun because it's close to home and many of our friends and family get to come out and support Rackley and the #25."

While the official start time for the race is 7 p.m. Central Time (CDT), the FanZone will open at 2 p.m., so people can really make a great day of it. The FanZone is open to the general public and will feature live music and K9 performances, interactive experiences such as axe throwing, bumper cars and inflatables for kids, food and beverage options along with race and driver merchandise, and much more!

"We look forward to seeing everyone on race weekend," Sutton says.

For a full schedule of race day activities and to buy tickets: https://www.nashvillesuperspeedway.com/2022-nascar-weekend-schedule/

About Rackley Roofing:

Established in 1974, Rackley Roofing is one of the leading industrial and commercial roofing contractors in Tennessee. As a full-service roofing company, its dedicated, in-house crews each focus on one specialty. They only hire highly skilled, full-time roofing experts. Their mission is to transform the roofing industry through unmatched customer service, documentation and safety.

MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.rackleyroofing.com/

https://www.rackleywar.com/

FOLLOW ON SOCIAL:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RackleyRoofing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NashvilleSuperS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RackleyRoofing/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleSuperspeedway/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillesuperspeedway

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nashvilless

Race Hashtag: #Rackley200

Related link: https://www.rackleyroofing.com/

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ACE Home Services Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New A/C to Military Veteran for the 3rd Annual Giveaway

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- ACE Home Services is a top HVAC and Plumbing company servicing the Phoenix Metro area. For years since it was founded, they have provided homes with quality AC and Heating facility maintenance, equipment installation, and repair, ensuring smooth operation in homes. This veteran operated company is proud to support and hire military members for over 25 years.

ACE Home Services is currently taking hundreds of nominations from the Phoenix Metro community to select a military recipient of the third annual AC giveaway. Veterans, active duty and reserve military members are all eligible to be nominated. The winner will be announced on July 5th. The date of install will be within two weeks of the announcement date based on the needs of the recipient.

Last year, the community selected Captain Alfred "Benny" Ashley. Benny served the Phoenix Fire Department from 1942 through the end of 1973. Benny is a military combat veteran and twice left the firehouse to serve as a U.S. Navy Corpsman during the WWII and Korean wars. He served as a medic at Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific.

After returning to his firefighting career Benny led the Phoenix firefighters union as the President of IAFF Local 493 in the 1960's. In 1968 his idea for a statewide, combined, firefighters and police officers pension system was signed into law by AZ Governor Jack Williams to create the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Our selected 2020 winner was Master Sergeant Keith Tucker, a veteran who honorably served our country for 24 years in the Air Force and was stationed at Luke Air Force Base. This opportunity came at the perfect time for Mr. Tucker, as he and his wife Diana were moving into their new home that had an existing unit that was over 15 years old.

The President of ACE Home Services, John Trimble served as an Army Infantryman and then a Special Forces Officer - or Green Beret - for more than 13 years. Working closely with various international special operations units, John primarily worked counterterror and counter drug operations across multiple deployments to Afghanistan and South America, receiving two Bronze Star medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge amongst other awards and citations.

Prior to being medically retired as a Major, John's final military assignment was serving as an advisor and lead strategist for a senior military commander at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. The Director of Marketing, James Sesay, is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Regarding the overall goal of the campaign, James says, "Too often many of us take the sacrifices that led to our independence and current freedoms for granted. As a company, we want to go above and beyond the normal discounts and appreciations. This year, we want to truly give back to those that serve our country."

In addition to actively hiring veterans of all military branches, ACE Home Services also gives additional discounts to all military members and first responders.

About ACE Home Services:

With an A+ rating from the BBB, ACE Home Services provides support for businesses and homes in more than 28 cities. They offer air-conditioning installation, maintenance and repair, heating equipment placement, bathroom remodeling, water softeners and heaters, water leak protection, heating replacement, and so on. They are fast, efficient, reliable, experienced, highly reliable, and they always put the customers first in all they do.

For more information, please visit their website at https://acehomeaz.com/about-us/

A brief testimonial can be found here https://youtu.be/9m6LxrjdogU

AZ Family News covered the 2021 giveaway here https://youtu.be/dO30Y_7pjU4

Local FOX 10 News covered the 2020 giveaway here: https://youtu.be/lFzMccDIYws

Veteran nominations can be done here: https://azcentral.secondstreetapp.com/2022-Honor-Our-Warriors-Sweepstakes/

Related link: https://acehomeaz.com/

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Taking it Down to Earth: Debunking Myths about Lightning Protection

CUMBERLAND, Maine -- Old and new myths about lightning protection continue to circulate through the internet and unsafe lightning protection products still manage to find their way into construction job specifications in many parts of the U.S. To help safeguard properties from a leading weather threat, the National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is stressing the importance of separating fact from fallacy about lightning protection systems (LPS).

"Despite the wealth of accurate information on lightning, lightning safety and lightning protection, there are still many myths and misunderstandings that persist," said John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the NLSC.

Just in time for Lightning Safety Awareness Week, the NLSC debunks five common myths about lightning protection:

1 - Lightning rods attract lightning

Unfortunately, this is a common misconception about lightning protection. Lightning protection systems and strike termination devices (industry name for lightning rods which are part of the system) work in conjunction with a grounding network to intercept a lightning strike and provide a safe and effective path that dissipates lightning's harmful electricity into the earth.

2 - Tall trees protect a structure against lightning

False. Lightning can side-flash from a tree and hit a nearby structure. Additionally, when lightning strikes and travels underground along tree roots, it can enter a structure by jumping onto nearby telephone, cable and electrical lines, introducing harmful surges. Lightning can also injure a tree from a direct strike, causing limbs to split and fall onto a nearby structure.

3 - Homes and building are already grounded and don't need lightning protection

The electrical ground installed by an electrician is there to protect the internal workings of the electrical system in a building to accommodate everyday electricity usage-it's not designed to handle the mega electricity (100 million + volts of power or 200 kA of electrical energy!) that a lightning strike can pack.

4 - A lightning rod is easy to install

Lightning protection is a complex system (not just a "rod") of UL-listed materials and methods which comply with nationally-recognized safety standards of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). LPS is not a do-it-yourself project. Only trained experts like LPI-certified lightning protection contractors should install lightning protection systems, since design and installation is rarely within the scope of expertise held by homeowners, general contractors or roofers.

5 - Surge protection and "whole house" arresters protect structures from lightning

False. Surge protection is only one element of a complete lightning protection system. A grounding network for lightning (lightning protection system) must be implemented to provide structural protection. A LPS that meets national safety standards includes strike termination devices, down conductors, bonding, grounding and UL-rated surge protection devices.

"Lightning just wants to get to ground and a safety standard compliant lightning protection system helps it get there without harmful impact to the structure, contents or building systems," said Kimberly Loehr, a lightning protection specialist and member of the NLSC. "The concept is simple, but the safety standards are complex and detail principles including zone of protection, common bonding of grounded systems, potential equalization of ground impedance, lightning risk assessment and much more," explained Loehr.

People looking to learn more about lightning safety, risk reduction and the annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign, June 19-25, 2022, can visit http://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/.

MULTIMEDIA:

PHOTO link for media: https://www.Send2Press.com/300dpi/22-0617-s2p-lps-grounding-300dpi.jpg

Photo Caption: A safety standard compliant lightning protection system (LPS) functions as a grounding network to intercept a lightning strike and provide an effective path for dissipating lightning's destructive electricity into the earth without harmful impact to a structure, its contents or building systems.

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/LSC-LSAW.html

https://lightning.org/about/find-a-contractor/

Related link: http://lightningsafetycouncil.org/

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Taking it Down to Earth: Debunking Myths about Lightning Protection

CUMBERLAND, Maine -- Old and new myths about lightning protection continue to circulate through the internet and unsafe lightning protection products still manage to find their way into construction job specifications in many parts of the U.S. To help safeguard properties from a leading weather threat, the National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is stressing the importance of separating fact from fallacy about lightning protection systems (LPS).

"Despite the wealth of accurate information on lightning, lightning safety and lightning protection, there are still many myths and misunderstandings that persist," said John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the NLSC.

Just in time for Lightning Safety Awareness Week, the NLSC debunks five common myths about lightning protection:

1 - Lightning rods attract lightning

Unfortunately, this is a common misconception about lightning protection. Lightning protection systems and strike termination devices (industry name for lightning rods which are part of the system) work in conjunction with a grounding network to intercept a lightning strike and provide a safe and effective path that dissipates lightning's harmful electricity into the earth.

2 - Tall trees protect a structure against lightning

False. Lightning can side-flash from a tree and hit a nearby structure. Additionally, when lightning strikes and travels underground along tree roots, it can enter a structure by jumping onto nearby telephone, cable and electrical lines, introducing harmful surges. Lightning can also injure a tree from a direct strike, causing limbs to split and fall onto a nearby structure.

3 - Homes and building are already grounded and don't need lightning protection

The electrical ground installed by an electrician is there to protect the internal workings of the electrical system in a building to accommodate everyday electricity usage-it's not designed to handle the mega electricity (100 million + volts of power or 200 kA of electrical energy!) that a lightning strike can pack.

4 - A lightning rod is easy to install

Lightning protection is a complex system (not just a "rod") of UL-listed materials and methods which comply with nationally-recognized safety standards of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). LPS is not a do-it-yourself project. Only trained experts like LPI-certified lightning protection contractors should install lightning protection systems, since design and installation is rarely within the scope of expertise held by homeowners, general contractors or roofers.

5 - Surge protection and "whole house" arresters protect structures from lightning

False. Surge protection is only one element of a complete lightning protection system. A grounding network for lightning (lightning protection system) must be implemented to provide structural protection. A LPS that meets national safety standards includes strike termination devices, down conductors, bonding, grounding and UL-rated surge protection devices.

"Lightning just wants to get to ground and a safety standard compliant lightning protection system helps it get there without harmful impact to the structure, contents or building systems," said Kimberly Loehr, a lightning protection specialist and member of the NLSC. "The concept is simple, but the safety standards are complex and detail principles including zone of protection, common bonding of grounded systems, potential equalization of ground impedance, lightning risk assessment and much more," explained Loehr.

People looking to learn more about lightning safety, risk reduction and the annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign, June 19-25, 2022, can visit http://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/.

MULTIMEDIA:

PHOTO link for media: https://www.Send2Press.com/300dpi/22-0617-s2p-lps-grounding-300dpi.jpg

Photo Caption: A safety standard compliant lightning protection system (LPS) functions as a grounding network to intercept a lightning strike and provide an effective path for dissipating lightning's destructive electricity into the earth without harmful impact to a structure, its contents or building systems.

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/LSC-LSAW.html

https://lightning.org/about/find-a-contractor/

Related link: http://lightningsafetycouncil.org/

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