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4th Edition

Design of Electrical Services for Buildings

ISBN 9780415310833
Published June 6, 2005 by Routledge
336 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Electrical services are a vital component in any building, so it is necessary for construction professionals to understand the basic principle of services design. Design of Electrical Services for Buildings provides a basic grounding for students and graduates in the field. It covers methods of wiring, schemes of distribution and protection for lighting and power installations. Systems such as alarms and standby supplies are also covered. Each method is described in detail and examples of calculations are given.

For this fourth edition, the coverage of wiring and electrical regulations have been brought fully up to date, and the practical information has been revised.

Table of Contents

1. Accessories  2. Cable  3. Wiring  4. Cable Rating  5. Circuits  6. Distribution  7. Lighting  8. Power  9. Protection  10. Fire Alarms  11. Call and Computer Systems, Telephone and Public Address Systems  12. Reduced Voltage Systems  13. Communal and Closed Circuit TV Systems  14. Lightning Protection  15. Emergency Supplies  16. Lifts, Escalators and Paternosters  17. Regulations  18. Design Example.  Bibliography.  Index

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Barrie Rigby has been involved in Building Services Engineering over a number of years, including the design of systems. He has taught courses on electrical installation and participates with Institution of Electrical Engineers' course unit lecturing team.