Continuously in print since 1952, Modern Wiring Practice has now been fully revised to provide an up-to-date source of reference to building services design and installation in the 21st century. This compact and practical guide addresses wiring systems design and electrical installation together in one volume, creating a comprehensive overview of the whole process for contractors and architects, as well as electricians and other installation engineers. Best practice is incorporated throughout, combining theory and practice with clear and accessible explanation, all within the framework of the Wiring Regulations.

Introducing the fundamentals of design and installation with a minimum of mathematics, this book is also relevant reading for all students of electrical installation courses, such as the 2330 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology, and NVQs from City & Guilds (including 2356, 2391 and 2382 awards), as well as trainees in industry undertaking Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships.

This new edition incorporates the latest thinking on sustainability and the environment and is fully up-to-date with the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations. Illustrations have been completely updated to show current best practice and are now in full colour.

Reviews of a previous edition:

‘This book has long been a favourite of mine. Its regular updating by the issue of new editions ensures it is always completely up to date with the requirements of electrical installation. It is a book that I would thoroughly recommend to any person with an involvement in our industry for it is without doubt one of the very best available, written in a clear and readily understandable manner.’

Electrical Contractor

‘Refreshingly practical. This book will prove useful to anyone involved in the design and installation of electrical systems: from the apprentice to the architect.’

Electrical Review

part |2 pages

Part I Design of ElectricalInstallation Systems

chapter 2|22 pages

Fundamental Principles

chapter 3|10 pages

The Design Process

chapter 4|44 pages

Installation Design

chapter 5|38 pages

Distribution of Supplies in Buildings

chapter 6|42 pages

Worked Example

chapter 7|14 pages

Special Types of Installation

part |2 pages

Part II Practical Work

chapter 8|18 pages

A Survey of Installation Methods

chapter 9|26 pages

Conduit Systems

chapter 10|14 pages

Trunking Systems

chapter 11|6 pages

Busbar and Modular Wiring Systems

chapter 12|12 pages

Power Cable Systems

chapter 13|8 pages

Insulated and Sheathed Cable Systems

chapter 14|10 pages

Installation of Mineral Insulated Cables

chapter 16|18 pages

Inspection and Testing