ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, 14E has been extensively revised for the 2011 National Electrical Code. Full-color drawings and product photographs illustrate difficult concepts of the Code to increase the reader's understanding of the application in the wiring process. There is an emphasis on "going green" with electrical design and installation. To provide further practice, updated back of the book blueprints include plans that incorporate handicapped accessibility in commercial structures. For planning a commercial space there are panel board worksheets, load calculation forms, and panel board schedules provided for each of five tenant spaces plus the owner's space. Expanded coverage on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrates an emphasis on safety throughout.
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 NFPA Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code. A former journeyman and supervisor for residential, commercial, and industrial installations, he 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. A former member of the Executive Board of the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and National Fire Protection Association, Electrical Section. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University.
Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code and other codes. Mr. Simmons also writes, edits, illustrates, and produces technical publications, providing plan review of electrical construction documents and inspection of complex electrical installations. In addition to developing training programs related to electrical codes and safety, he has presented on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for universities, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the U.S. Department of Defense, and private clients. He has also consulted on lawsuits involving electrical injury and property damage and is the co-author and illustrator of numerous textbooks on electrical topics. Mr. Simmons serves NFPA on Code Making Panel-5 of the National Electrical Code Committee (grounding and bonding), and he previously served on 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.
1. Commercial Building Plans and Specifications. 2. Reading Electrical Working Drawings—Entry Level. 3. Calculating the Electrical Load. 4. Branch Circuits. 5. Switches and Receptacles. 6. Wiring Methods. 7. Motor and Appliance Circuits. 8. Feeders. 9. Special Systems. 10. Working Drawings—Upper Level. 11. Special Circuits (Owner's Circuits). 12. Panelboard Selection and Installation. 13. The Electric Service. 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. 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: Web Sites. Appendix H: Electrical Symbols. Glossary. Web Sites. Code Reference Index. 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.