The theme of this year’s Engineers Week, February 20 to 26, 2022, is Reimagining the Possible! From green buildings to fuel-efficient cars to life-saving vaccines, engineers work together to develop new technologies, products and opportunities that change how we live. 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.
- Safety consultation regarding a scaffolding system erected at a high-rise multiple dwelling structure worksite located in Queens, NY
- Structural engineering consultation regarding failure concerns at a Westchester County, NY dwelling
- Forensic engineering evaluation of a New York City construction site accident with regards to New York State Labor Law Sections 240(1) and 241(6), as well as supporting sections of NYS Industrial Code Rule 23
How to Tell If a Structure Has ‘Good Bones’
On January 10th LifeHacker reported that “not-so-recently built homes are often described by realtors as having “good bones,” meaning a strong structure and high level of quality and craftsmanship at their core. Of course, you can’t see beneath the paint and drywall when house-hunting, so how can you tell if the home you’ve got your eye on has this desirable skeleton?…While you can gather some good intel on your own if you know what to look for, when it comes to buying a structure, there’s no substitute for professional inspection”.
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.
5 Important Issues in Construction Safety
On January 31st The American Society of Safety Professionals reported that “while the hazards faced in construction are in some ways similar to those in other industries, there are unique issues that safety professionals and contractors must consider…The implementation of a safety and health management system is much more challenging in the construction industry. These challenges can include: low bid processes; transient workforces; environmental conditions because of outdoor working situations; multi-employer worksites; and an always-changing jobsite…just to name a few”.
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 Engineer, State 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.