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1. Commercial Building Plans and Specifications. 2. Reading Electrical Working Drawings--Entry Level. 3. General Requirements for Conductors. 4. Branch Circuits. 5. Switches and Receptacles. 6. Wiring Methods. 7. Motor and Appliance Circuits. 8. Feeder Installation and Load Calculation. 9. Special Systems. 10. Working Drawings--Upper Level. 11. Special Circuits (Owner's Circuits). 12. Panelboard Selection and Installation. 13. The Electric Service and Grounding. 14. Lamps and Ballasts for Lighting. 15. Luminaires. 16. Emergency, Legally Required Standby, and Optional Standby Power Systems. 17. Overcurrent Protection: Fuses and Circuit Breakers. 18. Short-Circuit Calculations and Coordination of Overcurrent Protective Devices. 19. Equipment and Conductor Short-Circuit Protection. 20. Low-Voltage Remote Control. 21. The Cooling System. 22. Commercial Utility-Interactive Photovoltaic Systems. Appendix. Appendix A: Electrical Specifications. Appendix B: Useful Formulas. Appendix C: NEMA Enclosures Types. Appendix D: Outdoor Air Temperatures for Selected U.S. Cities. Appendix E: Metric System of Measurement. Appendix F: Glossary. Appendix G: Electrical Symbols. Appendix H: Conduit Bending Guide. Code Index. Subject Index. Plans for a Commercial Building (Attached to the Inside Back Cover). Sheet A1: Plot Plan, East Elevation, West Elevation. Sheet A2: Architectural Floor Plan: Basement. Sheet A3: Architectural Floor Plan: First Floor. Sheet A4: Architectural Floor Plan: Second Floor. Sheet A5: Elevations: North and South. Sheet A6: Sections: Longitudinal, Transverse. Sheet E1: Electrical Working Drawing: Basement. Sheet E2: Electrical Working Drawing: Entry Level. Sheet E3: Second Floor Electrical Plan. Sheet E4: Panelboard & Service Schedules, One-Line Diag.

About the Author

Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code (R) and other codes. He also writes, edits, illustrates and produces technical publications. Previously, he provided plan review of electrical construction documents and inspection of complex electrical installations. In addition to developing training programs related to electrical codes and safety, Simmons has presented on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for universities, the National Fire Protection Association, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, the U.S. Department of Defense and private clients. The author and illustrator of numerous textbooks on electrical topics, he has consulted on several lawsuits involving electrical injury and property damage. Simmons serves NFPA on Code Making Panel 5 of the NEC Committee (grounding and bonding). His past involvement includes several other code making panels, the NFPA Standards Council, the NEC Technical Correlating Committee, the IAEI and Underwriters Laboratories. He is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Ray C. Mullin is a former electrical instructor for the Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education. Prior to his retirement, he served as district manager, regional manager, regional vice president and ultimately director technical liaison for a major electrical manufacturer. He also served on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code (R) (NEC (R)). A former journeyman and supervisor for residential, commercial and industrial installations, Mr. Mullin has taught electrical apprentice and journeyman courses, conducted numerous technical and code seminars, written many articles for electrical trade publications and consulted for electrical equipment manufacturers on legal issues. He is also a former member of the Executive Board of the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and NFPA, Electrical Section. Mr. Mullin attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University.


The art work in this book does a great job of depicting what the associated text has described without being cluttered or confusing. This book does a great job of bringing up relevant code sections in each chapter, making it more than just a text but a great reference book.
We encourage our students to keep this book as they start in the field as it has good information to refer back too.

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