Wayne D. Moore

Fire/Life Safety Columnist and Freelance Writer

MOORE, a licensed fire protection engineer, frequent speaker and an expert in the life safety field, is a principal member and past chair of NFPA 72, Chapter 24. Moore is a vice president with JENSEN HUGHES at the Warwick, R.I., office. He can be reached at wmoore@jensenhughes.com.

Articles by Wayne D. Moore

April 2012
Recently, while attending a lunch-and-learn presentation from one of the better local distributors of fire alarm systems, we wound up discussing the quality of fire alarm system submissions from contractors. READ MORE
March 2012
In May of last year, the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland conducted a study to demonstrate the relative performance of smoke detectors and sprinklers in one- and two-family dwellings and apartments, commercial residential (e.g., hotels), and institutional occupancies. READ MORE
February 2012
In a far-less-than-robust economy, we find many owners deferring moving to newly purchased or constructed facilities. Rather, they choose to renovate their existing buildings. Obviously, this process constricts the amount of work available. It places a particular burden on the contractor who has specialized only in new construction. READ MORE
February 2012
Jim Rohn, an American author and motivational speaker, said, “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Think how that affects all of us in our daily lives. Many of us received some type of formal education, whether in high school, technical school or college. READ MORE
January 2012
Each year, when pundits publish their national construction outlook forecasts, I wonder how many of us really depend on them. As the late Speaker of the House from Massachusetts, Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill Jr., used to say, “All politics is local.” I think that applies to most of us when we think of the construction forecasts. READ MORE
December 2011
The commercial/industrial/institutional (CII) market presents many specific fire alarm system challenges. The commercial market represents occupancies including office, mercantile and multifamily residential buildings. The industrial market offers a relatively straightforward business opportunity. As you would expect, manufacturing occupancies prevail. READ MORE
December 2011
As an electrical contractor, you understand the need and use of power for all electrical appliances, but do you understand the specific power requirements, both primary and secondary, for all of the fire alarm systems outlined in NFPA 72 2010, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code? READ MORE
November 2011
Anyone routinely involved with the installation, maintenance and testing of fire alarm systems is aware of the need to ensure the audibility of fire alarm system notification appliances. READ MORE
October 2011
The codes that affect your day-to-day business change every three years. The frequency of changes makes it difficult to stay abreast of the countless revisions that occur each code cycle. Coupled with rapid changes in technology, staying current becomes challenging. READ MORE