HAI’s Wayne D. Moore Presents at the SyndAudCon Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) Speech Intelligibility Workshop in Dallas, Texas
Hughes Associates, Inc’s Principal, Wayne D. Moore, P.E., CFPS, was a presenter of two programs at the SynAudCon ECS Speech Intelligibility Workshop in Dallas, Texas in early January 2013.
Mr. Moore presented the “Codes & Standards – Impact on Emergency Communications Systems and You” which introduced the building codes process and explained how the International Building Code and International Fire Codes interface with Emergency Communications Systems (ECS) requirements. This program helped the participants learn which codes affect ECS installations and the interrelationship of the codes and standards. Mr. Moore also described the building and life safety code process as well as how codes are adopted by state and local jurisdictions. Mr. Moore discussed the DoD United Facilities Criteria (UFC) and the Jeanne Clery Act as they relate to mass notification systems in military and collegiate environments.
Mr. Moore also presented the “NFPA 72 – Impact on Emergency Communications Systems and You” program which outlined the understanding the requirements that affect installations and how they are important to the development of the MNS market. The presentation provided a detailed overview of the NFPA 72 structure and how the code interfaces with the building, fire and life safety codes as well as the DoD UFC document. Risk analysis and emergency response plans and the part they play in ECS designs were presented as well as an overview of the new UL standard 2572. Participants learned about issues regarding communications and the interface between fire alarms, sound and communications contractors.
Mr. Moore is currently the Director of Central/Northeast Operations at Hughes and has over 40 years experience in fire protection engineering and research, mass notification, fire alarm and security system design. He is a recipient of the Special Achievement Award and Standards Medal from the NFPA and was named Person of the Year by the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA).