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January 2020 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

NYC buildings will soon display letter grades tracking energy efficiency. The new requirement is part of the city’s “Green New Deal” package of laws.

Recent Projects

  • Civil engineering consultation regarding a ceiling collapse at a multiple dwelling structure located in Brooklyn, NY
  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding an HVAC system gas leak in Westchester County, NY
  • Building code compliance inspection for an exterior metal means of egress stairway at a school in Rockland County, NY

Construction Accidents in NYC Down for First Time in Nearly a Decade

On December 2nd The New York City Department of Buildings reported “in case you missed it: DOB’s Construction Safety Compliance Unit, and the game-changing unannounced, proactive inspections they perform, were recently highlighted in the New York Times.  And their hard work is paying off: although the building boom continues, construction accidents are down in 2019, by 26%, for the first time in nearly a decade”.

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, 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 the construction industry. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property managers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, and other related parties regarding construction site safety issues.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

It’s time to do something about NYC’s dangerous, crumbling building facades

On December 27th The New York Post reported that “New Yorkers have enough to worry about without having to fear deadly chunks of building facades raining down on them from above. Yet, a Post review this week found that, alas, that’s a legitimate concern…After architect Erica Tishman was fatally struck by debris from a faulty facade this month, a Post review of city records found thousands of other buildings with outstanding citations for unsafe exteriors — some more than a decade old, and some with no protective sheds”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to design, inspect, certify, and consult with clientele regarding masonry facade conditions at buildings, 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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