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Dragana Pilipović8.9.20233 min read

Elevating Electrical System Design: Integration of Lightning Protection Expertise

In the dynamic realm of electrical engineering, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. A significant milestone has been achieved by our colleague Lukas Golda, who has recently completed the Lightning Protection Seminar by TÜV SÜD Academy GmbH. This certification equips our colleague with the knowledge and skills to elevate our company's electrical system planning services.


Mastering Lightning Protection: A Snapshot

The Lightning Protection Seminar by TÜV SÜD Academy GmbH is a comprehensive three-day training program, led by industry experts. This course covers a wide array of topics crucial for effective lightning protection, including:

  • Thunderstorm dynamics and lightning strike types
  • Protective methods and safety equipment
  • Grounding systems and equipotential bonding
  • Mitigating overvoltage and surge protection
  • Ensuring the resilience of IT systems
  • Examples of lightning protection systems according to current standards
  • Digital inspection techniques for lightning protection systems
  • Planning, installation, and maintenance of lightning protection systems
  • Required tests and measurements
  • A final written exam to demonstrate proficiency


Enhancing Electrical System Design with Lightning Protection Mastery

This newfound expertise in lightning protection intertwines with our ongoing commitment to providing exemplary electrical system design services. At BIMEXPERTS, our core mission has always been to offer innovative, reliable, and safe electrical solutions across a spectrum of building types. Whether it's residential, commercial, institutional, mixed-use, industrial, or heavy civil structures, we pride ourselves on generating high-quality documents using cutting-edge tools like AutoCAD, Revit, Dialux, and Caneco.


The Graduation and Beyond

Upon successfully completing the course, our colleague was awarded a certificate from the TÜV SÜD Academy. But what does this mean for our clients and projects?


Benefits of Lightning Protection Certification

  • Enhanced Project Quality: With a stronger grasp of lightning protection, we now have the expertise to deliver designs that incorporate the latest safety measures, elevating the quality and resilience of our electrical systems.
  • Streamlined Compliance: Our designs align seamlessly with the latest industry standards, ensuring that our projects are in full compliance and reducing potential regulatory challenges.
  • Tailored Solutions: The ability to tailor lightning protection solutions to different building types and client needs allows us to provide more customized and effective designs.
  • Innovation and Excellence: This certification strengthens our commitment to delivering innovative, safe, and top-tier electrical system designs, setting us apart as industry leaders.

Interviewing Our Specialist for internal and external lightning protection

Dragana: What motivated you to pursue this lightning protection certification, and how do you see it benefiting our clients?

Lukas: Pursuing the lightning protection certification was driven by our commitment to offering comprehensive solutions to our clients. This certification enhances our capability to design and implement advanced lightning protection in our models, ensuring the safety of their buildings and equipment, while minimizing potential downtime and losses.

Dragana: Can you share an example of how the knowledge you gained in this course can be applied to enhance our electrical system planning and installation services?

Lukas: With the knowledge gained, we can now integrate lightning protection measures into our BIM-based electrical planning. This allows us to model and analyze potential risks, optimizing and visualizing system layouts and working out strategies for enhanced safety and efficiency.

Dragana: In a constantly evolving field like electrical engineering, how do you envision staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in lightning protection??

Lukas: Staying updated involves continuous learning through industry seminars, webinars, and collaborative platforms. Additionally, maintaining partnerships with lightning protection technology providers helps us access emerging trends and implement cutting-edge solutions.

Dragana: Could you highlight a particularly insightful or intriguing aspect of the course that you believe will have a significant impact on our company's future projects?

Lukas: One of the most impactful aspects of the course was the integration of lightning protection in early building phases. This innovation allows us to visualize and simulate potential lightning-related risks in a building's design phase, enabling us to proactively optimize electrical layouts and working out strategies for maximum safety and efficiency in our future projects.


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Dragana Pilipović

Dragana Pilipović is a dedicated and passionate marketing specialist at BIMEXPERTS d.o.o.