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August 2019 Newsletter

What’s New

The 4th annual Professional Engineers Day will be celebrated this year on August 7, 2019. PE Day seeks to raise awareness and appreciation for the vital contributions of professional engineers, and serves as a very visible opportunity to educate the public about the importance of Professional Engineers. Please join us in recognizing this special day!

Recent Projects

  • Site engineering consultation regarding parking lot design for a commercial shopping center in Westchester County, NY
  • Forensic engineering review involving NYS Labor Law and Industrial Code Rule 23 regarding a construction site accident in Long Island, NY
  • Structural engineering evaluation of a foundation failure concern for municipal filing for a residential structure located in Rockland County, NY

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making Regarding Energy Storage Systems

On July 1st The Department of State Division of Building Standards & Codes announced that they had filed a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making that amended the NY State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code by adding provisions relating to the installation, use, and maintenance of Energy Storage Systems.  Adoption of the regulation as an emergency rule made it effective immediately upon filing.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code updates and similar regulatory changes so that we can incorporate same into our designs and inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties. Firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, maintains his certification as a NYS Code Enforcement Official to ensure same.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

The Ins-and-Outs of Home Inspections

On July 5th AAA Northeast opined that “It’s hard to think of a step in the homebuying process more important than the home inspection…Like figuring out what you can afford and getting preapproved for a mortgage, a home inspection can alert you to any potential issues, saving you from headaches and heartbreak down the road”. They then continued by listing and answering some common home and building inspection questions.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with those involved in the purchase or sale of properties, property managers, contractors, inspectors, and other related parties regarding the inspection, repair, maintenance, and construction of buildings. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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