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February 2012 Newsletter

What’s New

On February 22nd, the Rockland & Westchester/Putnam Chapters of NYSSPE, along with the ITE Met Chapter, will be hosting a luncheon program in honor of Engineers’ Week entitled High Speed Rail, The Empire Corridor.  For additional program and registration information please click here.

Recent Projects

  • Consultation regarding water intrusion behind a cultured stone facade at a single family home in Blauvelt, NY
  • Forensic Engineering services regarding an accident at the entrance to a motel located in Windham, NY
  • Inspection and measurement of alleged inadequate levels of illumination at a movie theater in Newburgh, NY

Tilting Big Ben tower is nothing to worry about

Our readers may recall an article in our November 2011 newsletter entitled Will Big Ben be the next Leaning Tower of Pisa?  We are pleased to share that a January 23rd article in the BBC News reported that “…it will take thousands of years to reach an angle of concern. “I calculated that it would take 10,000 years to reach the inclination of the Leaning Tower of Pisa,” said John Burland, a structural engineer.”

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide consulting, inspection, and construction management services to assist in minimizing the likelihood of construction/demolition activities affecting neighboring properties. We are also able to assist with documenting existing conditions prior to and after such activities, as well as reviewing site conditions caused/alleged to have been caused by such activities. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients. 

Steel deck gives way; workers tumble 30 feet

On January 27th The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that “a steel deck, 30 feet above ground, collapsed during a concrete pour on Friday at the $400 million casino under construction in Cincinnati. More than a dozen people were injured. The steel girders and connections that supported the deck could have been to blame. Investigations are under way”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide Construction Management and Construction Inspection services to minimize the likelihood of such accidents and improper work procedures from occurring.  We are also available to provide Forensic Engineering services post-accident in order to assist legal counsel, insurance companies, and similar parties in determining the cause(s) of such building failures and construction accidents.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients.

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