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

March 2004
Estimation, training and planning put you in the black What helps make your electrical contracting business profitable? Is it your estimating prowess? Is it your ability to buy your project equipment at the best price and sell it at a good profit? Is it your ability to find and keep good people? Is it because you maintain a high level of training, both for yourself and your employees? READ MORE
February 2004
Many electrical contractors will attest to the fact that fire alarm systems offer a nice addition to their primary electrical business. Most can also tell a horror story or two about the number of costly and unpaid service calls due to false alarms from fire alarm systems. READ MORE
January 2004
Owners often contact contractors to install fire alarm systems in existing buildings. And, just as often, the Code does not require these installations. Rather, the building owner simply wants a fire alarm system installed for his or her own peace of mind. The owner usually wants the system because of his or her desire to meet building or life safety protection goals. READ MORE
December 2003
When considering the various financial institutions we personally deal with each day, such as banks and investment corporations, we immediately think of how much security is involved to protect the financial assets held in, or controlled by the institution. READ MORE
November 2003
Tall buildings require different systems than “standard” buildings. This is true for fire alarm systems as well as electrical systems. So what defines a “tall” building? READ MORE
October 2003
Retail stores or “mercantile” properties, as defined by the various building codes, include everything from small mom-and-pop stores in free-standing buildings to multiple stores in a strip mall, from large, enclosed malls to big-box stores selling books, hardware or whatever. Each of these facilities presents different fire alarm system challenges. READ MORE
September 2003
Often an electrical contractor will be asked to install a fire alarm system in what some would define as a “harsh” environment. In these cases, the contractor must be ready to satisfy his or her customer’s request for an adequate, code-complying system. READ MORE
August 2003
Because a fire alarm system installation falls in Division 16 of the project specifications for new buildings, the electrical contractor normally will purchase the equipment and install the system. He or she may have a specialty crew to do this work or just assign whoever is available to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and shop drawings. READ MORE
August 2003
Hospitality and gaming facilities, with their large crowds often sharing one property, need quick and reliable fire detection systems with the ability to pinpoint the area in alarm to allow selective and orderly evacuation. The fire alarm system in these facilities must also account for sleeping hotel guests and guests focused on gambling. READ MORE