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January 2014 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

We are pleased to recognize the 10th Anniversary of of the International Code Council‘s (ICC) consolidation of the three national model building code organizations into a single association.  The ICC is the standards body which produces the model building code upon which we now base our state building code.

Recent Projects

  • Certification of code compliance to a municipal building department for the installation of a spa and associated structural alterations in Palisades, NY
  • Forensic Engineering review of claims of non-compliance with Building Code requirements for a multiple dwelling structure located in Brooklyn, NY
  • Consultation regarding contractor substandard and improper construction during the reconstruction of a fire-damaged structure located in Camden County, NJ

Lights out: 40W and 60W bulb phase-out begins

On December 16th reported that “the writing has been on the wall for years: incandescent lighting is inefficient and it’s an easily solvable problem. The United States attempts to solve it by banning the manufacture of 40W and 60W bulbs at the start of the year.”

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide consulting and design services with regards to available lighting alternatives and code requirements for levels of illuminations.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

First units of NYC’s modular tower at Atlantic Yards hoisted into place 

In September we reported on modular construction in New York City.  On December 12th Crain’s New York Business reported that “the first three modules of the 32-story B2 tower at the Atlantic Yards project were hoisted into place… The 363-unit tower when finished will be the tallest modular building. “We’re developing a system that allows us to take prefabrication, which offers better quality control and faster construction, and bring that into an urban environment,” said Melissa Burch, executive vice president and director of residential and commercial construction at Forest City Ratner Cos., which broke ground on the project about a year ago.”

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. has decades of experience working with modular construction, including inspections for deficient connections and the design of foundations for such structures.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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