Lightning Protection is essential in a public building, even more if it is an educational centre where there are great numbers of students, teachers and researchers and administrative staff. Protect people and facilities against lightning strikes should be considered in the course of any architectural project that requires it. The risk of human and material losses in case of lightning strike is very high in this kind of facilities.
University of San Francisco, in Quito, being aware of the importance of having an efficient lightning protection system, have been equipped with Aplicaciones Tecnológicas’ Dat Controler® Plus lightning conductors and surge protector devices. All the safety requirements provided by the current standards about lightning protection and safety codes have been taken into account.