Seminar : Lightning – How do we care ? by Ian S McKechnie

TITLE : Lightning – How do we care ?

In a modern and complex environment, effective and sustainable lightning safety and protection measures have to include leveraging an expanded knowledge base and available information – which may even include using real-time information.

As a consequence, more than ever before, proper lightning safety and protection strategies require the application of insight and sound engineering practices.

From the latest state-of-the-art recordings of lightning formation, to how we manage and mitigate the threat in a modern and rapidly evolving environment – discussing the “how” (and the “why”) of achieving lightning safety and protection in this 21st century environment.

Venue : UR NYARUGENGE Campus - Einstein building (KIST-2 Building) 5th Floor
Date : Wednesday 24th July, 2019
Time : 2.00 p.m

Ian S McKechnie

Ian McKechnie is an experienced engineering consultant, and the CEO and a Principal Consultant/Advisor at Engenamic ( He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Ian has consulted extensively in the field of Lightning Safety & Protection across a variety of application sectors and applications, as well as more broadly in projects and engineering in the electrical and electronic sectors, in South Africa and internationally. He also has extensive forensic engineering experience and has a variety of broad-based experience in project consulting, management and engineering, including systems engineering, as well as experience in areas such as dispute resolution and engineering/project investigations. Other achievements include :
• He was the 2007/8 President of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)
• Council member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) : 2009 - 2012 term