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Electrical Wiring Commercial, 18E - 2023 NEC

Electrical Wiring Commercial (2023 NEC)


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Electrical Wiring Commercial, 18E

18th Edition
Phil Simmons, Mark C. Ode

Updated to the 2023 NEC!

Completely revised and up to date with the 2023 National Electrical Code®, ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, 18th Edition, offers the most current coverage available.

This reader-friendly text has long been trusted by instructors and popular with students. Known for its vibrant, full-color illustrations and photographs, the text bring even difficult concepts to life and makes complex material easier to understand.

In addition to updates based on 2023 NEC®, the 18th Edition features increased emphasis on green technologies, new developments in electrical design and installation, and safety in the workplace, providing ample coverage of topics you’ll likely encounter as a working professional in this dynamic field.

A complete set of commercial building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements and making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the commercial electricity industry.


  • With up-to-date illustrations, real-world examples, and cutting-edge coverage, ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, 18th Edition, has been a highly popular, widely trusted resource for generations of students and professionals.

  • Full-color drawings, diagrams, illustrations, and product photographs bring chapter concepts to life, add clarity to explanations, and improve understanding.

  • Green technologies in electrical design and installation are spotlighted throughout the text, drawing attention to these increasingly important aspects of modern electrical wiring.

  • A wealth of practical, real-world examples reinforce key calculations and concepts throughout the text, making it easier for readers to see the practical applications of chapter material.

  • Both metric and English measurements are used to appeal to readers of all backgrounds and make text content more universal.

  • A convenient Crisscross Code Index allows readers to quickly and easily reference specific content and code requirements.

NEW in this Edition:
  • The authors have carefully updated the text to reflect the new 2023 National Electrical Code® (NEC®), giving readers current, accurate information on the industry standards they will encounter as working professionals. .


  • Commercial Building Plans and Specifications
  • Reading Electrical Working Drawings Entry Level
  • General Requirements for Conductors
  • Branch Circuits
  • Switches and Receptacles
  • Wiring Methods
  • Motor and Appliance Circuits
  • Feeder Installation and Load Calculation
  • Special Systems
  • Working Drawings Upper Level.
  • Special Circuits (Owner's Circuits)
  • Panelboard Selection and Installation
  • The Electric Service
  • Lamps and Ballasts for Lighting
  • Luminaires
  • Emergency, Legally Required Standby, and Optional Standby Power Systems
  • Overcurrent Protection: Fuses and Circuit Breakers
  • Short-Circuit Calculations and Coordination of Overcurrent Protective Devices
  • Equipment and Conductor Short-Circuit Protection
  • Low-Voltage Remote Control
  • The Cooling System
  • Commercial Utility-Interactive Photovoltaic Systems.
  • 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: Electrical Symbols
  • Appendix H: Bender Guide
  • Code Reference Index
  • Subject 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

640 Pages - 8-1/2 x 11 in.

About the Authors:

Phil Simmons is self-employed at Simmons Electrical Services where he consults on the National Electrical Code® and other codes. Mr Simmons also writes, edits , and illustrates and produces technical publications, providing plan review of electrical construction documents as well as the inspection of complex electrical installations. He also develops training programs related to electrical codes and safety,

Mr. Simmons has been a presenter on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for Universities, the NFPA, IAEI, Department of Defense and private clients. He has also consulted on several lawsuits concerning electrical shocks, burn injuries and electrocutions. Mr. Simmons is the co-author and illustrator of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL and ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING, all published by Delmar Cengage Learning.

Mr. Simmons presently serves NFPA on Code Making Panel-5 of the National Electrical Code® Committee (grounding and bonding). He previously served on the NFPA Standards Council, NEC® Technical Correlating Committee International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Underwriters Laboratories and is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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