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January 2012 Newsletter

Happy New Year
from the staff of Yarmus Engineering, P.C.
We hope that you had a wonderful Holiday Season,
and we look forward to continuing to assist you with
your engineering and inspection needs

in the new year.
We are grateful for your patronage of our firm.

What’s New

As a Cornell University alumnus, who was recently contacted to guest lecture at the main Ithaca, NY campus, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E. takes pride in the announcement that Cornell University has won the right to build a new engineering and technology campus in New York City.

Recent Projects

  • Consultation regarding roof replacement needs at an 11 building condominium complex located in Suffern, NY
  • Forensic Engineering services regarding an awning which collapsed on a pedestrian in New York, NY
  • Design consultation regarding the alteration of a roof deck at a Manhattan brownstone

Incandescent light bulb phaseout begins January 1st

On December 29th USA Today reported that “the nation’s light bulbs begin facing new efficiency and labeling standards starting Jan. 1, but don’t expect old-fashioned incandescents to suddenly disappear from store shelves.” The article goes on to explain that “the first to go, beginning Sunday, is the traditional 100-watt, followed in January 2013 with the 75-watt version and in January 2014 with the 40-watt and 60-watt bulbs,” but “the bipartisan law mandating the phaseout, which President George W. Bush signed in 2007, says the bulbs can’t be manufactured or imported after Jan. 1 but lets stores sell them until stock runs out.” It took several months for the bulbs to disappear from store shelves in California, which implemented the new rules a year earlier. The article also points out that although Congress included language in its year-end spending bill, barring DOE enforcement of the regulations until September 2012, manufacturers have said they will still adhere to the new guidelines.”

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide consulting services regarding energy conservation measures including lighting, HVAC, ventilation, insulation, external envelope, and other building systems and components.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients. 

Federal safety officials, building inspectors comb through work at collapsed casino parking deck

On December 17th WKYC reported that “the second floor of a parking garage under construction in Cleveland for a new casino collapsed on December 16th as workers were pouring concrete. There were no injuries, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident for possible safety violations”.

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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