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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 10 to May 16

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: Understanding GFCI nuisances, visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, developing hyperscale data centers and what you need to know about building commissioning.
By McKenzie Burns May 17, 2019

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 most read articles online for May 10 to May 16 covered understanding GFCI nuisances, visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, developing hyperscale data centers and what you need to know about building commissioning. Were you out last week? You can catch up here. Link to each article below.

1. Understanding GFCI nuisances – Since the expansion of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) requirements to include single-phase receptacles up to 50A and three-phase receptacles up to 100A, we’ve seen a trend of increased GFCI nuisance tripping.

2. Visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design – Emergency lighting provides illumination and wayfinding to allow building occupants to quickly and safely evacuate.

3. 2019 Product of the Year Finalists Vote for this year’s best products! Who will win gold in 2019? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 15th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes at www.csemag.com/NP4E.

4. Developing hyperscale data centers – When designing hyper scale data centers, consider elements of design, construction and commissioning.

5. What you need to know about building commissioning – The unprecedented technology advancements of the last three decades have only made the built environment more sophisticated, but at the same time the perceived relevance of commissioning has suffered.

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McKenzie Burns
Author Bio: Production Coordinator, CFE Media