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

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
July 2003
Anyone planning to retrofit anything electrical in a building faces a difficult task at best. Only a true craftsman can successfully install something as a retrofit that looks like the original installation had included it. When retrofitting a fire alarm system, additional challenges can present themselves. READ MORE
June 2003
Developing a ‘specialty’ crew is important The fire alarm system installation for most new building projects inevitably is a Division 16 responsibility. READ MORE
June 2003
Many designers, installers and building management personnel view working with the federal government as appealing as getting an electric shock. READ MORE
May 2003
Residential opportunities abound for ECs According to the most recent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) analysis, almost 75 percent of all reported structure fires occurred in homes. In a 1997 survey performed for the NFPA, 53 percent of U.S. residents feel safest from fire at home. READ MORE
May 2003
The estimated installed market value of fire alarm systems in commercial facilities is valued at nearly $3.3 billion. It is estimated that systems installers account for more than half of this market value (55 percent). This information is based in part on the “U.S. Fire Alarm Systems Market Analysis—2002-05” released by FIREPRO® Inc. and Sandra Jones & Company. READ MORE
April 2003
Working with conflicting standards In the 13 years since Congress signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) into law, contractors have experienced confusion over exactly how the law affects fire alarm systems and what role they must play in complying with the law. READ MORE
March 2003
In the day-to-day challenges of electrical contracting, when a specific wiring question arises, the wiring methods you use depend on what you have learned in the trade along with an occasional dose of the National Electrical Code. Most of you know that when it comes time to install a fire-alarm system, you should refer to NEC Article 760 to determine what wiring methods are needed. READ MORE

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