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

August 2008
Most professional contractors feel confident in their ability to provide design/build services for a building electrical system. They know the right questions to ask of the owner and know from both experience and the knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) how to meet the owner’s goals in a safe and Code-compliant manner. READ MORE
August 2008
There are an estimated 17,500 museums in the United States. Approximately 21 percent are small museums with operating budgets of $150,000 or less, and 9 percent are large museums with operating budgets of $9 million or more. Our country’s most well-known museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution, had a fiscal 2006 appropriation of $516.57 million. READ MORE
August 2008
Professional electrical contractors are asked to design fire alarm systems in many challenging buildings and spaces. Structures and buildings such as wharfs, power plants, aircraft hangars, museums and high-ceiling spaces require fire detection. The challenge is to find the detection devices that will work reliably in the application. READ MORE
July 2008
In many states, laws exist that allow the electrical contractor to design fire alarm systems for projects he is selling and installing for a customer. When you decide to perform the fire alarm system design portion of a project, you should be familiar with the detector coverage requirements of the National Fire Alarm Code and the requirements of your locally adopted building and fire codes. READ MORE
July 2008
Elecrical contractors become very comfortable having someone looking over their shoulder to judge their work. Most of the time, the electrical inspector fills the role of judge. Many electrical inspectors were once licensed electricians. READ MORE
June 2008
As most contractors know, installing fire alarm systems is a code-driven business. One would think the requirements for fire alarm system installations are the same for all commercial and government buildings. While that may be the case for some government buildings, it certainly is not universal. READ MORE
June 2008
Heat detectors are used for property protection and for efficiently protecting small and medium-sized spaces. READ MORE
June 2008
As you read the question above, you may think, “How can this make sense? What do you mean ‘a new class of electrician?’ And, as a business owner, why do I care? How does this affect me?” READ MORE
May 2008
The National Fire Alarm Code does not require anyone to install a fire alarm system. That statement sometimes surprises contractors who have been told by a fire official to install a fire alarm system in accordance with NFPA 72. In fact, the requirement for a fire alarm system in a new building comes from the building code in force in the jurisdiction. READ MORE

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