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Overview

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING, 3E 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 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. An English and Spanish glossary is also included.

Gregory W. Fletcher, Kennebec ValleyCommunityl College

Gregory W. Fletcher is chairman and lead instructor of the electrical technology department at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical field, he has taught electrical wiring practices at the secondary, apprentice, and post-secondary levels. He is also the author of THE ELECTRICIAN'S GUIDE TO PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM INSTALLATION, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING WORKBOOK/LAB MANUAL, and GUIDE TO USING THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE. Licensed since 1976--first as a Journeyman and then as a Master Electrician--Mr. Fletcher holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in electrical construction and maintenance, a Bachelor of Science degree in applied technical education, and a Master of Science degree in industrial education. In addition, he is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and the National Fire Protection Association.
  • Chapters 21 and 22 are new chapters with material on green wiring practices and 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.
  • End of chapter task procedures are included to promote proficiency in both knowledge and the skills associated with the particular task.
  • English and Spanish glossary is included.
  • "From Experience" section addresses common residential wiring practices and scenarios, providing the opportunity for readers to apply what they have learned.
  • "Caution" boxes throughout the book emphasize the ongoing importance of safety in every stage of wiring installation.
  • Additional updated end of chapter review questions reinforce material covered and improve student critical thinking skills.
1. Residential Workplace Safety.
2. Hardware and Materials Used in Residential Wiring.
3. Tools Used in Residential Wiring.
4. Test and Measurement Instruments Used in Residential Wiring.
5. Understanding Residential Building Plans.
6. Determining Branch Circuit, Feeder Circuit, and Service Entrance Requirements.
7. Introduction to Residential Service Entrances.
8. Service Entrance Equipment and Installation.
9. General Requirements for Rough-In Wiring.
10. Electrical Box Installation
11. Cable Installation.
12. Raceway Installation.
13. Switching Circuit Installation.
14. Branch-Circuit Installation.
15. Special Residential Wiring Situations.
16. Video, Voice and Data Wiring Installation.
17. Lighting Fixture Installation.
18. Device Installation.
19. Service Panel Trim-Out.
20. Checking Out and Troubleshooting Electrical Wiring Systems.
21. Green Wiring Practices.
22. Alternative Energy System Installation.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133696910
  • ISBN-13: 9781133696919
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  • ISBN-13: 9781111306212
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource Guide

ISBN: 9781111306489
The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781111306496
The Instructor's Resource Guide CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

DVD Set I (1-4)

ISBN: 9781111306519
The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

DVD Set II (5-8)

ISBN: 9781111306526
The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

Workbook with Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781111306502
The student workbook/lab manual is designed to help your students retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems. The student workbook/laboratory manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your students' lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found.

DVD 1 Sampler

ISBN: 9781111306533
The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

DVD 2 Sampler

ISBN: 9781111306540
The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

FOR STUDENTS

Construction CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133609544
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

DVD Set I (1-4)

ISBN: 9781111306519

DVD Set II (5-8)

ISBN: 9781111306526

Workbook with Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781111306502