Wayne D. Moore

Fire/Life Safety Columnist and Freelance Writer

Wayne D. Moore, a licensed fire protection engineer, frequent speaker and an expert in the life safety field, is a co-editor of the current National Fire Alarm Code Handbook. Moore is a principal with Hughes Associates Inc. at the Warwick, R.I., office.

Articles by Wayne D. Moore

July 2005
When did your company last integrate a fire alarm system with another building-control or security system? Most electrical contractors would find it hard to answer that question. In fact, most would likely answer, “Never!” In the past, the fire alarm system industry has resisted integration with other protection or building-management systems. READ MORE
June 2005
Delayed notification is a major factor of fire-related deaths in the United States. In most cases, the building occupants did not hear the audible alarms in the building or failed to understand the voice message instructions proved by the fire alarm voice communication system. Many contractors already understand the audibility requirements of the National Fire Alarm Code. READ MORE
May 2005
For approximately 40 years, unprotected or improperly protected penetrations have presented a subject of much concern to the fire-protection community. In 1996, an electrical fire occurred at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The arriving firefighters discovered several fires had broken out in five remote locations, filling many different areas of the building with smoke. READ MORE
May 2005
According to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), “Design--Build is a process that has been embraced by the world's great civilizations. In ancient Mesopotamia, the Code of Hammurabi (1,800 BC) fixed absolute accountability upon master builders for both design and construction. READ MORE
May 2005
Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms: sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and myriad other potentially dangerous situations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury. Controlling a hazard at its source offers the best way to protect employees. READ MORE
April 2005
According to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) “Design-Build is a process that has been embraced by the world's great civilizations. In ancient Mesopotamia, the Code of Hammurabi (1,800 BC) fixed absolute accountability upon master builders for both design and construction. READ MORE
March 2005
NFPA's signaling standards date back to 1898. The 1993 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code was a consolidation of all of the fire alarm system-related installation standards published previously as separate documents. NFPA 72 covers the application, installation, location, performance and maintenance of fire alarm systems and their components. READ MORE
February 2005
Fire case histories make an argument for requiring survivability of all fire alarm system circuits. A fire occurred in the London Apartments for the elderly in Delaware, Ohio, on March 12, 1994. Manual fire alarm boxes and corridor smoke detectors were connected to the building’s fire alarm system. The wiring for the fire alarm system was installed in a surface-mounted metal raceway. READ MORE
January 2005
Any electrical contractors are experiencing a steady flow of work in their core business in electrical work. If you are one of those have continued to bid and install fire alarm systems as an “add-on” to your core work, you might want to give some thought to expanding the specialty work of fire alarm installations while the level of your core work is high. READ MORE

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