eldJournal Contents Table



Description of Contents

Number of Pages


Vol. 1 No. 1

Introduction, background and common terminology associated with buildings and systems


Information to elevate general knowledge about buildings and the construction process

Vol. 1 No. 2

Overview of electrical terminology and components.


Information to elevate general knowledge about electrical systems and components in buildings.

Vol. 1 No. 3

General introduction to AC circuits and single-phase 3-wire AC circuits.


AC circuits are used in power systems in buildings. 

Vol. 1 No. 4

Continuation from material introduced in Vol. 1 No. 3. More on single phase 3-wire AC circuits.


More on AC circuits

Vol. 1 No. 5

Continuation from material introduced in Vol. 1 No. 4 and an introduction to three-phase 4-wire AC circuits.


More on AC circuits and loads

Vol. 1 No. 6

Continuation from material introduced in Vol. 1 No. 5. Distribution panels, panelboards, loads, single-line diagrams, schematics.


Things begin to come together from this and previous eldJournal material.

Vol. 1 No. 7

Continuation from material introduced in Vol. 1 No. 6. Introduction to panel schedules. More discussion on systems installed in buildings.


More elevation of knowledge

Vol. 1 No. 8

Continuation of discussion of building systems from discussion started in Vol. 1 No. 7. Introduction to performing a site survey of existing buildings.


Ability to accurately survey on site is important.

Vol. 1 No. 9

Continuation of discussion about performing a site survey begun in Vol.1 No.8


More about how to perform accurate site surveys.

Vol. 1 No. 10

Continuation of discussion on site surveys. Introduction to lighting.


Lighting is an important part of design.

Vol. 1 No. 11

Lighting and site surveys. Measurement of lighting levels.


The site survey as it pertains to lighting, controls and measurement.

Vol. 1 No. 12

Introduction to basic lighting calculations and layouts.


Understanding lighting calculations and layout issues.

Vol. 1 No. 13

Lighting design for a small renovation in a commercial building.


Calculations, layouts, comprises. The real thing in design.

Vol. 1 No. 14

A small commercial building renovation project's layouts. Design considerations in performing layouts.


Preparation of contract drawings for a small renovation project

Vol. 1 No. 15

More design considerations in performing layouts.


Design issues. Wiring circuiting, Locations for panelboards.

Vol. 1 No. 16

More on preparation of contract drawings for the small renovation project started in No. 14


Completion of contract drawings.

Vol. 1 No. 17

A return to lighting issues.


There is much to know about lighting.

Vol. 1 No. 18

Completion of lighting issues. Introduction to motors, motorized equipment and controls.


It is important to understand motors and their control.

Vol. 1 No. 19

More on motor control. Mechanical consultant's equipment list


Item by item discussion and explanation of the list.

Vol. 1 No. 20

More regarding the equipment list of Vol.1 No. 19


Continuation of item by item discussion and explanation

Vol. 1 No. 21

Presentation of information from mechanical equipment list onto electrical drawings.


Item by item discussion and explanation.

Vol. 1 No. 22

Continuation from Vol. 1 No. 21. Introduction to electric heaters.


Completion of mechanical equipment list and its presentation. Information and application of electric heaters.

Vol. 1 No. 23

Transformers. General information regarding construction contracts.


Work through from 1 to 23 and you can do quite a bit of electrical design. You can be on your way as an electrical designer.