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July 2014 Newsletter

What’s New

The new 2014 New York City Construction Codes go into effect on October 1, 2014. NYC businesses and residents should be sure to confirm that their upcoming projects comply with the new codes as applicable.

Recent Projects

  • Consultation regarding steam riser safety in an Upper West Side, NYC apartment building
  • Evaluation of safety concerns at exterior stairs at a Pennsylvania university 
  • Code compliance review for the means of egress of a house of worship located in Spring Valley, NY

Take special precautions to ensure outdoor areas are safe

The International Code Council recently published a reminder that “as families head outdoors to enjoy nice weather in spring and summer, special precautions should be taken to ensure outdoor areas are safe from potential hazards. Swimming pools, decks, barbecue grills, gardening tools, fertilizers and lawn toys all pose risks to children and adults”.  ICC Board President Stephen D. Jones, CBO further expounded “as the old saying goes, ‘An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure,’ and in this instance prevention can mean an enjoyable—and safe—warm weather season”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to inspect and consult with clientele regarding swimming pools, decks, gas grills, other spring/summer related installations, including ownership, maintenance, and repair criteria to enhance the safety afforded by these items. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding any questions about such items..

EPA Proposes ‘Tailored Approach’ to Judging Lead-Paint Threat in Public, Commercial Buildings

On June 2nd Remodeling reported that “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved a step toward expanding its controversial lead-paint rule to public and commercial buildings by announcing it’s thinking of using a less formulaic system to determine when the rule must be followed.  EPA’s framework document outlines what it describes as a “tailored approach” to deciding when its Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule will apply in public and commercial structures. To date, only homes and child-care facilities have been subject to the regulation, which has been in effect since 2010″.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult regarding and to test for lead paint hazards and safety concerns.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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