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June 2017 Newsletter

What’s New

clarification to Section N1102.2.4 (Access Hatches and Doors) of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) states that vertical doors that access unconditioned attics and crawl spaces do not require an R-value to match the required wall insulation. Such doors must comply with the fenestration U-factor requirements of Table N1102.1.2.

Recent Projects

  • Structural engineering consultation regarding failure and movement concerns at an Orangeburg, NY residential premises
  • Forensic engineering evaluation of a door closer at a means of egress at a Brooklyn, NY multiple dwelling structure
  • Evaluation of runoff control and erosion concerns at a residential property located in Bergen County, NJ

Avoid parking structure damage through maintenance

On May 24th MultiBriefs reported  that “a good-looking parking structure is great for a first impression. Unfortunately, parking structures see some of the worst damage and are in the greatest need of repairs. Vehicle traffic, moisture, temperature changes and naturally-occurring road salts can seriously impact the structural integrity of parking structures that aren’t enclosed — and even some that are. Protecting your investment comes down to three things: inspections, maintenance and protection”.NYS has been reviewing the need for regulatory and/or statutory changes regarding the regular inspection of public parking garages, and the NYS Society of Professional Engineers has been monitoring this topic and urging the state to ensure that inspection by NYS licensed Professional Engineers be a part of that process. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is pleased to remain active and involved in the effort to protect public safety via Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E.‘s role on the Executive Board of NYSSPE, as Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Region. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Playground Innovations

What’s New in Fun

In May The Cooperator New York reported that “most kids these days have never had more options when it comes to fun: video games and electronic entertainment of every kind are ubiquitous, and all sorts of mobile toys, too. But amid a national childhood obesity epidemic, the need for children to play and exert the energy that builds up in fast-growing little bodies has never been more critical. Active, outdoor play is crucial not only for the physical exercise and fresh air, but to make friends and build social skills, in both city and suburban communities. How children play is important, too—it should be fun, safe and healthy for them”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, managers, tenant associations, condominiums, cooperatives, insurance companies, attorneys, municipalities, etc. regarding the safety, maintenance, and standards relating to such play areas. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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