Inspections


Master Installation Certificate Inspection

A general certificate for inspections of lightning protection systems that protect an entire independent structure, indicating compliance with the standard specified during the application process. An entire independent structure includes any and all parts of a structure that are connected by common walls, firewalls, walkways or are otherwise contiguous


Reconditioned Master Installation Certificate Inspection

A general certificate for inspections of lightning protection systems that have previously received an LPI-IP Master Certificate or equivalent, which has expired and where the square footage and/or the footprint of the structure has not changed since the last certification, for compliance with the standard specified during the application process. In the event that the square footage and/or footprint of the structure have changed, the structure is not eligible for an LPI-IP Reconditioned Master Certificate. A new LPI-IP Master Certificate or LPI-IP Limited Scope Inspection shall be required instead. 


Limited Scope Inspection

An inspection for a portion of a lightning protection system specifically to review a limited scope of work as designated by the applicant. Issuance of a satisfactory Limited Scope Inspection Report shall be based upon, and limited to, the findings that relate to that portion of the lightning protection system inspected on a limited scope, and does not constitute certification that the entire system or structure has been inspected and/or is in compliance with LPI 175 or any other nationally-recognized code or standard.


Campus Re-inspection Program

The LPI-IP offers a Campus Re-Inspection Program that is designed to be an easy and cost effective way for institutions with multiple buildings to ensure their lightning protection systems are up to current national lightning protection standards. The program is open to any organization that has four or more buildings or structures it wishes to have inspected. This can include, but is not limited to, college campuses, water treatment plants, and military or government installations. The LPI-IP will work with the institution and the installation contractor to set-up a custom, ongoing maintenance plan for the lighting protection systems.