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

February 2014
As a fire protection engineer who oversees the proposals to repair fire alarm systems, I often experience communication disconnects between the contractor, owner and authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). These disconnects manifest in the extent of changes each stakeholder requires. READ MORE
February 2014
When I am performing construction administration services for my clients and ask contractors why they installed the fire alarm system the way they did, they often lament, “That’s all the code required!” READ MORE
January 2014
Each year, we receive construction forecasts that we presumably use to determine what to expect for the promise of work during the coming year. Regardless of what these reports say, the question remains: How do you approach your own construction or work forecast?
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December 2013
Despite the threat of disasters, many people fail to develop emergency plans. It often takes experiencing a disaster to recognize the need for a contingency plan, but electrical contractors can suggest such plans to their customers before calamity strikes.
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December 2013
I receive questions and stories about installer experiences with code-compliant fire alarm systems in the field, many relating to issues about the use, application and installation requirements of visible and audible notification appliances. READ MORE
November 2013
Many Might answer the title question: “I am a professional contractor.” That means you at least install fire alarm systems, maybe even design your own projects. If that alone constitutes your answer, you routinely miss a huge amount of sales. 
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October 2013
Like most contractors, you probably keep busy trying to sell and install what you know best, struggling to provide the low bid to get the work. Most customers think of your products and services as “commodities.” As such, they feel that purchasing them at the lowest price should give them the same protection, level of safety, and peace of mind as the highest priced commodities.
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October 2013
There’s some good news in the construction arena: A significant number of new college dormitories and multifamily residential properties have recently broken ground or will do so soon. Reports indicate that more projects are in the pipeline. READ MORE
September 2013
It makes sense that most contractors focus on the codes that relate to the system types they install. Specifically, professional systems contractors most use NFPA 70, National Electrical Code and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
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