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Overview

With this authoritative, easy-to-follow guide, you can design and specify electrical systems for virtually any commercial building easily, efficiently, and accurately. You'll be able to submit lower bids, foster greater client satisfaction, and encounter fewer problems during construction. Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings shows you step by step how to organize, layout and circuit, and complete the design of electrical power and telephone/communications systems for commercial and industrial buildings. This handy guide gives you all the information and tables you need within a comprehensive step-by-step map of the entire design process. You also get a rich assortment of schematics, sample details, typical floor plans, and model documents, the 10 most-used NEC tables, pro-level tips on energy conservation and cost cutting, and help with—and even source code for—frequently used computer applications. Whether pro or novice, you'll find the key to better, faster, and cheaper electrical design for commercial buildings inside this book.

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Explains how to design and specify electrical and telecommunication systems for a range of commercial buildings. Emphasis is placed on maximizing economic value to allow for lower bidding. Chapters focus on such topics as phase diagrams, power and signals circuiting, power distribution, the visual environment, motors, transformers, load control, and the use of CAD programs. A basic knowledge of electrical devices is assumed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070119918
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 353
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William H. Clark, II is a registered professional engineer with wide experience in electrical, lighting, mechanical, and structural projects. An expert on energy-efficient materials and designs, he is the author of Retrofitting for Energy Conservation. He is a member of the Technical Calculations Committee for the Illuminating Engineering Society, and a member of IEEE, ASHRAE, and ASME, as well as a member of the board of directors of Engineered Systems magazine. Mr. Clark has also written articles for numerous trade and technical journals, as well as several computer programs to model energy conservation strategies.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1 The Fundamentals of Electricity 1
Ch. 2 Electrical Circuits 19
Ch. 3 Phase Diagrams 31
Ch. 4 Power Circuiting 43
Ch. 5 Signals Circuiting 65
Ch. 6 Lighting and Circuiting 77
Ch. 7 Power Distribution System 91
Ch. 8 Designing the Visual Environment 103
Ch. 9 HVAC Equipment 119
Ch. 10 Motors 143
Ch. 11 Transformers 169
Ch. 12 Estimating 179
Ch. 13 Computer Applications 195
Ch. 14 Value Engineering 209
Ch. 15 Load Control and Harmonics 235
Ch. 16 Special Applications 251
Ch. 17 Designing in CAD Programs 269
Ch. 18 Short Specifications 281
Ch. 19 Electrical Checklist 299
Ch. 20 Designing for Conservation 311
Ch. 21 The Production Process 323
Glossary 339
Index 351
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2000

    POOR DIAGRAMS

    Diagrams are too small and unreadable. Actual photographs of commercial electrical equipment would have been nice.

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