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December 2021 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

On November 10th, the New York City Council passed four new construction safety bills. Among other important changes, these new bills will require more site safety supervision on more construction sites across the City. Please click here to read more.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic engineering evaluation of the applicability of NYS Labor Law to an accident which occurred while using a Perry Baker Scaffold on a commercial construction worksite in Orange County, NY
  • Civil engineering consultation regarding structural failure concerns at a premises located in Garnerville, NY
  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding unauthorized alterations to and damage of a rented commercial property located in Westchester County, NY

How to Spot Structural Damage in Your House

On November 6th Lifehacker reported that “when something around your home looks or feels a little bit off, it could be nothing to worry about at all, and something simple like the house “settling” or “breathing.” But, on the other hand, it could also be something that looks small, but is the sign of a larger problem”.  The article continues on by listing a number of exemplar issues that one might notice, and provides suggestions on how to you might choose to address them.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, 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.

Achieving ADA compliance for door hardware

On November 4th the International Code Council’s Building Safety Journal Weekly reported that “the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law in the United States designed to make public spaces more accessible to people with disabilities. There are several key considerations for door hardware to comply with ADA requirements such as the approach to the door, the opening clearance, thresholds, surfaces, operating hardware, closing speed, opening force, and exit door signage”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing accessibility, building code, industry safety 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 and projects. 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.

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