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Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Author(s): John Hauck
  • ISBN-13: 9780763758288
  • Paperback    164 pages      © 2011
Price: International Sales $135.95 US List
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A Hands-On Approach to Electrical Design

Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings teaches students the critical components of electrical design through an integrated approach that combines fundamental theory with hands-on practice.

By taking an applied-learning approach to instruction, this text explains electrical principles, design criteria, codes, and other key elements of the design process, then guides students through each step as they create their own electrical design plans.

A companion Student Resource CD-ROM with sample plans - accompanied by example equipment lists, lighting fixture schedules, and calculation templates - provides students with a comprehensive framework for experiential learning.

As an integrated learning tool, Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings is both an essential teaching guide for electrical design instructors and an enduring reference book for students and professionals.

Features & Benefits

Electrical Design for Commercial and Industrial Buildings provides students with the ability to understand how electrical plans are conceptualized, designed, and compiled and illustrates how to apply this knowledge to the cases they will encounter in the field. The unique hands-on approach of this text does much more than simply relay theory and teach the ability to read blueprints; it provides real-world examples, relevant codes and requirements, and an opportunity to increase student knowledge about key aspects of an electrical design.

Features that reinforce and expand on essential information include:

  • Charged Terms: Key terms are easily identified and explained within the text. A complete list with definitions follows each chapter.
  • Tips: Helpful tips offer additional advice or reinforce information provided in the text.
  • Calculation Examples: Step-by-step examples guide the reader through essential calculations.
  • You Are The Designer: This unique hands-on student project integrates knowledge presented in the text and guides students through the creation of their own electrical design project.
  • Wrap Up: End-of-chapter materials and activities reinforce important concepts and evaluate student comprehension.
    • Master Concepts thoroughly summarize chapter concepts.
    • Charged Terms provide key terms and definitions from the chapter.
    • Check Your Knowledge promotes critical thinking and tests readers' understanding of key concepts.

Applicable Courses

  • Using Blueprints, Schematics, Diagrams

  • Blueprint Reading/Planning in Residential Installation

  • Construction Blueprint Reading

  • Blue Print Reading

      Chapter 1  Electrical Plan Design
  The Design Process
  Understanding the Project Scope
  Defining parts of the Electrical Plan
  Determining Applicable Standards
  Creating the Electrical Plan
  Wrap up
  You are the Designer
      Chapter 2  General Electrical Requirements
  Determining General Purpose Requirements
  Determining Branch-Circuit Requirements
  Designating Branch Circuits in the Electrical Plan
  Wrap Up
  You Are the Designer
      Chapter 3  Specialized Electrical Requirements
  Equipment List
  Specialized Equipment Branch Circuits
  Raceways for Branch-Circuit Distribution
  Determining the Number of Panelboards
  Raceway Legends
  Wrap Up
  You Are the Designer
      Chapter 4  Lighting Systems
  Determining Lighting Requirements
  Selecting Lighting Requirements
  Calculating the Number of Lighting Fixtures Required
  Determining the Lighting Fixture Location
  Creating the Lighting Plan
  Including Keynotes Sections
  Wrap Up
  You Are the Designer
      Chapter 5  Distribution Systems
  Single-Line Diagrams
  System Grounding
  Using Conductors in Parallel
  Wrap Up
  You Are the Designer
      Chapter 6  Load and Short-Circuit Calculations
  Performing Load Calculations
  Performing Short-Circuit Calculations
  Wrap Up
  You Are the Designer
      Chapter 7  Electrical Plan Review
  Electrical Plan Review Process
  Electrical Plan Review Checklist
  Wrap Up
  You Are the Designer

John Hauck

  • "I'm a professional engineer but most of my experience is in the process control and automation industry. I had to perform an electrical and control systems design for a customer and this book helped me by providing logical steps to build a complete electrical design of a facility. It references NEC 2008, so along with it, you feel confident that your design will comply with NEC. It is simple, easy to follow. It covers all major areas of an electrical design and provides sample calculations, drawings, etc."

    - Jose L. Vazquez

  • "This book is packed with NEC reference for up to code standards. It comes with full 'E' size plan layouts of the floor plan, lighting plan with T-grid and one line diagram for power distribution. These plans are also available on a CD also included with the book. This book is designed and written for the purpose of a step by step walk through to designing the electrical outlets, lighting and machine equipment in this industrial/commercial building. Excellent source of information for electrical majors needing a project."

    - Electrical Student

  • "The organization of the book is excellent. The content is comprehensive. The methodology is clear and industry consistent.  Nice words, but in fact, a reality, no other book on the market that I know of covers this topic make the same claim…The book takes the student from an understanding of simplest components which provide the foundation for the base design to  the remaining and more complex component modules to be systematically added to the total project design.  The key element of the book is its organization. It allows the student to build and reinforce the necessary skills in critical thinking, methodology, and overview necessary to tackle a complex process, by learning how to keep each step simple, yet complete in its detail and compliance with industry standards.  

    John has provide not only a clear thought and procedural process, but has integrated it with a comprehensive view of the necessary NEC code requirements, and design considerations that would be incorporated by most electrical engineers. This book is not an engineering textbook with complex calculations or abstractions, but a straight forward practical explanation of a process that delivers a useable product and the disciplined valuable skill set that transcends the design of an electrical system, to a methodology that can apply to the entire building process. The hints spread through the chapters add another dimension for thought and heads up. To reinforce the learning process, the book incorporates a CD-ROM, which provides tools and drawings that a student can use in the exercises provided throughout the book. A nice feature is that the drawings on the CD-ROM are cad drawings, a real time saver if you know cad."

    - Jessica Losch, Instructor
    Long Beach City College

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763758288

Answers to End of Chapter Questions
Lecture Outline
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Free with Text

Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings Student CD-ROM


Student Resource CD-ROM: Packaged with each copy of Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings, this CD-ROM provides students with valuable resources to complete their own electrical design projects. It includes completed and partially -completed electrical designs in addition to many valuable reference materials such as an electrical symbol list, sample lighting fixture schedule, and electrical plan review checklist.