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

July 2014
Every other year, the release of the Profile of the Electrical Contractor enables us to examine the changes that have taken place in the electrical contracting industry. Change brings growth, but most people resist change because it requires them to learn something new and step out of their comfort zones. READ MORE
June 2014
Providing fire alarm system design services can prove troublesome for some contractors. Many states allow you to design a fire alarm system for projects you sell and install yourself, but the engineering licensing laws of most states prohibit designing systems if you will not be performing the installation.
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June 2014
Technology is changing so fast these days that we could almost call this a “technology invasion.” Sometimes, it seems the technology and systems needed to accomplish the work changes in the time between one project ending and another project going out to bid. It takes a great deal of effort to keep up with these constant changes.
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May 2014
The primary focus of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is safety, and it offers specific requirements for how to install wiring and help ensure the safety of both the contractor and the building occupants. READ MORE
April 2014
Electrical professionals understand that the purpose of a smoke detection and alarm system is generally to provide life safety for building occupants. They also understand that the goal of the fire alarm system is to provide occupants with as much escape time as possible. READ MORE
April 2014
Fire alarm systems stakeholders increasingly raise questions concerning the acceptability of using Ethernet and other networks for fire alarm and signaling systems applications. READ MORE
March 2014
There is no shortage of organizations predicting what the construction market will look like in 2014. We have all experienced how poorly predictions may work out in some areas (e.g., the weather). So, if we want to rely on somebody’s prophecy, we need to ensure they understand the construction market well enough.
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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

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