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July 2012 Newsletter

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Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is pleased to support the Coalition for Current Safety Codes. The coalition is advancing public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical and life safety codes. The alliance was formed by the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic Engineering services regarding an accident involving an employee and a motor vehicle at a religious convent in Rockland County, NY
  • Investigatory review of circumstances regarding a fire which destroyed a structure located in Nanuet, NY
  • Pre-demolition asbestos survey for a residential structure located in Pearl River, NY

MTA Blocks Staircase After Viral Video Shows People Tripping on Same Subway Station Step

On June 29th reported that “A Brooklyn man’s video showing a series of subway riders tripping on the same step while exiting a station in Sunset Park has caught the attention of the MTA….It instantly made its rounds on various blogs and forums. The video, by filmmaker Dean Peterson, opened with a message: “The subway station I use every day has something very peculiar about it… One of the stairs is a fraction of an inch higher than all the others.”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide both consulting and inspection services to assist our clientele in checking compliance with the applicable codes, standards, and regulations which require that such variations in staircase dimensions are avoided.  We provide code compliance certifications for filing with municipal building departments (for construction performed without required permits), as well as code compliance inspections as part of cases involving litigation (for both plaintiffs and defendants). Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients. 

Building Owners Increasingly Interested in Efficiency, Says Survey

“Eighty-five percent of building owners and operators around the world depend on energy management to drive operational efficiency, according to a recent survey by Johnson Controls. According to The 2012 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator, a global survey of 3,500 building owners and operators, this represents a 34-point increase in the last two years. Energy cost savings and financial incentives such as tax credits are the drivers most often cited by respondents. However, more than half say they are also looking to improve their companies’ public image and increase the value of their buildings.

Nearly 75 percent of commercial buildings in the United States are more than 20 years old and are ready for energy improvements. Building owners and operators are looking to lawmakers to bring down the cost of energy retrofits through incentives and rebates,” said Dave Myers, president of Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to assist our clientele in evaluating and undertaking options for energy efficiency upgrades and alterations to their existing buildings.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients. 

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