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February 2021 Newsletter

What’s New

This past year has helped to highlight the critical work of engineers in creating a world safe from pandemics, climate change, cyber-attacks, and other daunting global challenges. National Engineers Week is celebrated each year during the week in February which encompasses George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. This year’s Engineers Week, with the theme “Imagining Tomorrow”, is scheduled for February 21–27, 2021.

Recent Projects

  • Building code compliance certification for alterations and changes of use in a residential dwelling structure located in Rockland County, NY
  • Engineering evaluation of structural collapse conditions at a Sullivan County, NY building, including analysis of feasibility for repair vs. demolition and reconstruction
  • Structural engineering evaluation of tree fall damage at a multiple dwelling cooperative structure located in Westchester County, NY

White House Announces National Initiative to Advance Building Codes Based on the International Codes

Workers Have Until March 1st to Meet NYC Local Law 196 40-Hour Site Safety Training Requirement

On January 7th The New York City Department of Buildings reminded that “The deadline for workers on Site Safety Training (SST) construction sites to meet the 40 hours of safety training mandated by Local Law 196 of 2017 is March 1, 2021. DOB encourages workers who have not yet met the SST requirements to not delay in getting the required training. Required training can be obtained through Department-approved SST and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes”. Visit the NYC DOB website for more LL196 information.

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as an OSHA certified Forensic Engineering consultant, and as a Past Chair of the National Society of Professional Engineers PE’s in Construction Interest Group, has helped to facilitate discussions between Professional Engineers across the country on important matters such as safety in both industry and construction. As a licensed Professional EngineerState Certified Code Enforcement Official, and OSHA certified professional, Mr. Yarmus is credentialed to consult on site safety and incident investigation matters. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with business owners, operations managers, property managers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, and other related parties regarding site safety issues.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Ice Dam Prevention and Removal

Given the winter storm that hit our region this week, it seemed timely to notify you that on January 8th AAA reported that “while seeing your home decorated with long, sparkling icicles hanging down from the roof might look pretty enough to paint, ice dams can cause damage to the interior and exterior of your house. The key to ice dam prevention is staying on top of regular home maintenance before and during the winter”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with clientele regarding ice damming, water intrusion, leaks, and other weather-related potential damage within and to their buildings and premises, and to consult with attorneys, insurance companies, property managers, and other property related professionals regarding such matters.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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