The author of the National Electrical Contractors Association's (NECA) Code Question of the Day has launched a new book to help electricians understand the 2002 National Electrical Code rules.


Charles Trout, who reaches more than 6,000 subscribers daily through his e-mail Q&A, has published the textbook, "Electrical Installation and Inspection." The book, which is published by Delmar/Thomson Learning, features more than 400 color illustrations.


Electrical Installation and Inspection

covers basic requirements for installing electrical products and systems in commercial, residential and industrial buildings. Major subject areas include load calculations; circuit design and layout; elevators; the special requirements of escalators and lifts; cranes and hoists; wiring systems for information technology rooms; and electrical installations in hazardous (classified) locations.


Trout said his new book is modeled after his workbook for Code enforcement classes which he taught at Harper College in Palatine, Ill.


"It covers subjects not found in any other book of its kind," he said. "Using everyday, understandable language to describe installation and inspection procedures keeps students and other readers at a higher level of understanding."


In addition to being the mind behind NECA's online Code Question of the Day, Trout is a member of NECA's Codes and Standards Committee and serves as chairman of N.E. Code-Making Panel 12.


Electrical Installation and Inspection costs $56 plus shipping. To order, call Delmar at (800) 998-7498 or go to their Web site at

www.delmar.com

.

Electrical Installation and Inspection

is also available from

www.amazon.com

.