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

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
October 2011
As the economy moves slowly back to some semblance of normalcy, news reports predict an uptick in commercial residential construction. READ MORE
September 2011
As a professional contractor, you are already familiar with energy audits and how they can help your customer. Have you thought to provide them an equally important service for their life safety assurance? READ MORE
August 2011
Most professional contractors are comfortable advising what building owners should include in an electrical design project; the contractors’ expertise is based on their years of experience and knowledge of the National Electrical Code. READ MORE
August 2011
The economic recovery has not seemed to gain the kind of momentum that some of us would like, so many of you likely need to find additional ways to add to your bottom line and continue to grow your business. You can seize one of the easiest ways to do this by becoming a provider of quality service and maintenance for fire alarm systems. READ MORE