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January 2018 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

Effective December 28, 2017, owners of multiple dwellings in NYC are required to provide a Safe Construction Bill of Rights for certain types of construction work. For additional information please click here.

Recent Projects

  • Site consultation regarding water intrusion concerns for a newly constructed single family home in Jericho, NY 
  • Structural Engineering evaluation of substitute framing for span and support criteria for a structure located in Monsey, NY
  • Forensic Engineering consultation regarding berm construction and affect on runoff flow between properties in Orangetown, NY

Avoiding Slips, Falls, and Liability on Your Property After the Snow

On December 14th The Cooperator New York reported that “it’s that time of the year again: the Christmas lights are up; the air smells of pine trees and potato pancakes; and there’s a possibility of snow, sleet and ice. There’s also a chance that someone might slip and fall at your co-op or condo property because of that snow, sleet and ice–and your corporation or association may be served up with a lawsuit in the New Year. So how can you steer clear of both snow and liability for your property?”.

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 experts 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.

Don’t Plug a Space Heater Into a Power Strip

On December 9th Lifehacker reported that “this time of year, you’ve gotta do some work to keep your home warm and cozy. Christmas lights, decorations, an extra throw blanket on the couch. And, of course, a space heater. But with all those decorations, plugs are at a premium. No problem, you think, I’ve got a power strip. Well let me say: nononononono….These units are not designed to handle the high current flow needed for a space heater and can overheat or even catch fire due to the added energy flow…Remember that power strips are not surge protectors, but even still, many space heaters come with specific instructions, often to plug them only directly into the socket”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, managers, tenant associations, and related real estate entities, as well as attorneys, adjusters, and insurance companies, regarding building, fire, and electrical code requirements, property maintenance, emergency preparedness planning, and other safety related property management matters. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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