Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring 3rd Edition offers a concrete approach to teaching the most current electrical wiring practices in use in the housing industry.
Like all books in the RCA series, House Wiring is based on the Skills Standards approved by NAHB's Home Builders Institute. The NAHB/HBI Skills Standards were developed by a board of industry and academic experts. Popular topics such as alternative energy systems and "green" coverage including sustainable building practices as they apply to house wiring are included in this new edition.
This text is also updated to include the latest 2011 National Electrical Code
An increased number of procedures help students better understand common house wiring practices along with additional end of the chapter review questions to help reinforce material covered and improve critical thinking skills. Teaching aids such as a "From Experience" section which addresses common residential wiring practices and scenarios and "Caution" boxes that emphasize the on-going importance of safety helps the student retain and apply what they have learned.
Features of this book:
New to this edition:
- A completely new Introduction chapter covers industry-related topics such as business practices, ethical and legal issues, career goals, customer service, and construction trends, as well as trade-specific career goals and career profiles of professionals working in the field.
- New material on “Green” coverage, including sustainable building practices as they apply to house wiring.
- Several new procedures have been added to help students better understand house wiring practices.
- Chapter 21 and Chapter 22 are completely new chapters with material on green wiring practices and alternative energy systems, including photovoltaics and small wind turbines.
End-of-chapter task procedures are included to promote proficiency in both the knowledge and the skills associated with the particular task.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 21 is a new chapter with material on alternative energy systems including photovoltaics and small wind turbines.
- New material throughout on "Green" coverage including sustainable building practices as they apply to house wiring.
- All material updated to the latest 2011 National Electrical Code.
- Increased number of end of chapter review questions.
- Several new procedures have been added to better illustrate and better help students understand house wiring practices.
Chapter 1: Residential Workplace Safety. Chapter 2: Hardware and Materials Used in Residential Wiring. Chapter 3: Tools Used in Residential Wiring. Chapter 4: Test and Measurement Instruments Used in Residential Wiring. Chapter 5: Understanding Residential Building Plans. Chapter 6: Determining Residential Circuit Requirements. Chapter 7: Introduction to Residential Service Entrances. Chapter 8: Service Entrance Equipment and Installation. Chapter 9: General Requirements for Rough-In Wiring. Chapter 10: Electrical Box Installation. Chapter 11: Cable Installation. Chapter 12: Raceway Installation. Chapter 13: Switching Circuit Installation. Chapter 14: Branch-Circuit Installation. Chapter 15: Special Residential Wiring Situations. Chapter 16: Video, Voice and Data Wiring Installation. Chapter 17: Lighting Fixture Installation. Chapter 18: Device Installation. Chapter 19: Service Panel Trim-Out. Chapter 20: Checking Out and Troubleshooting Electrical Wiring Systems. Chapter 21: Alternative Energy System Installation.
About the Author
Gregory W. Fletcher
has over 30 years of experience in the electrical field and has taught electrical wiring practices at the secondary level, apprentice level, and the post-secondary level. He has been licensed, first as a Journeyman and then as a Master Electrician, since 1976. He is currently Department Chairman of the Trades and Technology Department and Coordinator/Instructor of the Industrial Electrical/Electronics Technology program at Kennebec Valley Community College. Mr. Fletcher holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Construction and Maintenance and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Technical Education and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Education. Currently serving as the President of the Central Maine Electrical Associates, he is also a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, The National Fire Protection Association, and the Instrument Society of America.