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Lightning Protection Systems Section Added To MasterFormat

masterformatWinsted, CT - East Coast Lightning Equipment announces that a new section has been added to MasterFormat: Section 26 01 40.13 - Operation and Maintenance of Lighting Protection Systems.

MasterFormat is a master list of titles and numbers used to organize construction specifications, cost estimates, and other building information. For example, lightning protection for buildings and structures is in Section 26 41 00 while protection of trees, fences, and other site work is in Section 33 79 93.

The new section was proposed by Michael Chusid, RA, FCSI, CCS, a consultant to East Coast Lightning Equipment, Inc. He commented, “The new section provides a logical and standardized location where building owners and facility managers can store installation drawings, inspection certificates, repair records, maintenance contracts, and other information needed to keep their lightning protection system operational.”

Jennifer Morgan, a co-owner of East Coast Lightning Equipment, added, “Lightning protection equipment can last the life of a building. Yet the performance of a system can be damaged by abuse, reroofing, or changes to a building. The new MasterFormat section helps make building owners more aware of the need for periodic inspections, repairs, and recertifications.”

MasterFormat is published by the Construction Specifications Institute and Construction Specifications Canada. The document is available in print or online at

About East Coast Lightning Equipment

Since 1984, East Coast Lightning Equipment (ECLE) has been an industry leader in lightning protection solutions. Their product line includes everything necessary for state-of-the-art lightning protection systems for structures of all types. In addition to an impressive line of standard items, the company customizes materials for special applications. East Coast Roof Specialties, a division of East Coast Lightning Equipment, offers Ice-Brakes snowguards.

East Coast Lightning Equipment serves customers throughout the world, offering them a complete line of quality Made in the U.S.A. products that conform to the latest standards as established by Underwriters Laboratories, the National Fire Protection Association and the Lightning Protection Institute. The company’s extensive production capacity enables its skilled staff to provide lightning fast service and high quality products. ECLE is always available to assist with design, application and installation questions. To learn more about ECLE, visit, or call (888) 680-9462.

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