One of the most important elements when designing a building's electrical subsystems is compliance with National Electrical Code(R) safety regulations. Yet, many university engineering curricula do not address this and other essential building codes. For this reason, H. Brooke Stauffer Director of Codes and Standards at the National Electrical Contractors Association, has written this informative introduction to clearly and accessibly steer beginning electrical engineers through the often confusing NEC(R) regulations. This quick guide will assist designers as they navigate the structure and organization of the NEC(R) and the way it relates to other codes and standards. Based upon the 2008 revisions to the NEC(R), the Engineer's Guide to the National Electrical Code(R) is also an essential reference for established engineers looking for a refresher on the NEC(R) and its impact on building codes.