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July 2018 Newsletter

What’s New

NSPE is celebrating licensed professional engineers with the 3rd annual Professional Engineers Day on August 1st, as they seek to raise awareness about what it means to be a PE, recognize licensed PEs, and show appreciation for the work they do each and every day. This is particularly meaningful to us this year during which firm president,  Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., was selected as a Fellow of NSPE.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding a fall from a ladder and associated labor law claims for a site located in Brooklyn
  • Structural evaluation of modifications to a building located in Orange County, NY
  • Consultation regarding the use of safety glazing at a Queens high rise multiple dwelling structure

UpCodes wants to make building regulations less tedious by becoming the ‘spellcheck for buildings’

On June 21st Archinect News reported that “American counties and municipalities alone have nearly 93,000 different building codes. If you are an architect, that can be an overwhelming amount of requirements to navigate, which is why Upcodes has been working on what it describes as a ‘spellcheck’ for construction…(It) uses AI to help the construction industry manage compliance. Currently compatible with Revit (though they are looking to apply it to Sketchup, ARCHICAD, and IFC models in the future), the plug in analyzes BIM data to make sure the project is meeting the necessary standards”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code updates and changes so that we can incorporate same into our designs and inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties. Firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., maintains his certification as a NYS Code Enforcement Official to ensure same.  If you or your clients would prefer personalized code review services, do not utilize Revit, and/or do not wish to purchase or rely upon software platforms for code reviews, please contact our office to discuss how we can be of assistance to you regarding inspecting, reviewing, and/or certifying your applicable structures or sites for such code compliance matters.

5 Ways to Make Your Attic More Energy-Efficient

On June 18th Constellation published that “improving the energy efficiency of your attic helps maintain a comfortable temperature in your home while saving you money on heating and cooling costs. Despite this, it’s easy to overlook the benefits of proper attic ventilation, radiant barriers and energy-efficient insulation: over 90 percent of US homes are improperly insulated. If you’re looking to improve your energy use, check out these five different ways to make your attic more energy efficient”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C., is available to consult with developers, builders, property owners, managers, purchasers, and related real estate professionals regarding their potential design, construction, and alteration projects, including energy efficiency goals. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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