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December 2014 Newsletter

We know that the tri-state area offers a choice of many professionals to assist you with your engineering and inspection needs, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with you.  We hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday, and we wish you all the best during this holiday season!

What’s New

Please join us in congratulating firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., on his election as the Mid-Hudson Region Vice President for the NY State Society of Professional Engineers.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic Engineering services regarding the maintenance of an interior stairwell and lighting conditions at a Bronx, NY residential apartment building 
  • Review and analysis of an alleged construction site accident at an elevated platform in Brooklyn, NY
  • Consultation regarding a steam domestic hot water heating system at a NYC health club gym

Does your attic insulation look like this?

W.R. Grace has now funded the Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust from which eligible claimants will be reimbursed. If you suspect the presence of vermiculite insulation in your building, the EPA strongly recommends that you not disturb it. For exposure precautions, claims forms, and other asbestos related information, you might wish to visit the Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust website.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with building owners, property managers, real estate developers and professionals, and other related parties regarding the hazards of asbestos exposure. We also offer professional services such as asbestos surveys, asbestos sampling, asbestos removal project design, etc. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Tape measure falling from skyscraper strikes, kills man

On November 4, 2014 The Associated Press reported that “a man delivering sheet rock to a construction site was killed…when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head. The 1-pound tape measure became dislodged from the belt of a worker on the 50th floor and struck construction equipment about 10 to 15 feet from the ground…It then ricocheted and struck 58-year-old Gary Anderson, who had just stopped to speak with another worker who was in a pickup truck. Anderson wasn’t wearing a hard hat but had one in his truck at the time, according to the police report”.

It shouldn’t take the report of a tragic accident like this one to remind us to be vigilant about safety and compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines in order to minimize the likelihood of such accidents.Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with owners, property managers, construction personnel, attorneys, etc. regarding construction site safety requirements and regulations, and to inspect for same.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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