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February 2017 Newsletter

What’s New

Local Law 157 of 2016 (effective upon rule promulgation) is a local Law to amend the New York City Housing Maintenance Code and the New York City Building Code in relation to smoke and carbon monoxide detecting devices. For additional information and to review the regulation click here.

Recent Projects

  • Safety and Engineering consulting services regarding window guard protection for a multiple dwelling located in the NYC borough of Queens
  • Coefficient of friction evaluation and consultation regarding a hotel property located in New York City
  • Engineering and code enforcement consultation for a Long Island, NY municipality regarding stop work orders, building code compliance requirements, and the demolition of structures

ICC announces theme for 37th annual Building Safety Month

On January 23rd The International Code Council announced that the “theme for 2017 Building Safety Month — a worldwide public safety campaign celebrated in May — is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth. During May, the Code Council’s 60,000-plus Members, along with other professionals in the construction and design community, will conduct events, including school assemblies, hosting information booths at builder supply stores, and implementing proclamation signing ceremonies to increase awareness about the importance of building and remodeling to modern codes and standards”.As we do each year, Yarmus Engineering, P.C. will continue to be supportive of, and continue providing details on, this initiative as May approaches. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Three Key Updates in the Z117.1-2016 Confined Space Standard

On January 17th The American Society of Safety Engineers announced that “the overall structure, focus and direction of the newly revised ANSI/ASSE Z117.1-2016 Confined Space Standard has not changed from the 2009 edition. However, significant changes have been made in three of the most critical areas of confined space entry: identification and evaluation of a confined space, non-permit confined spaces (NPCS) and training”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with building and unit owners, property managers, employers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, building superintendents, and other related parties regarding such site safety matters. Our firm’s staff has been recognized as an expert in these fields, and has provided “expert witness” testimony on such matters in courts located in various states. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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