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June 2019 Newsletter

What’s New

Please join us in congratulating firm president, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, on his selection as recipient of the 2019 ASCE Lower Hudson Valley Branch Member Award, presented to an individual who has shown outstanding performance in improving the Lower Hudson Valley Branch. If you are interested in attending, sponsoring, or purchasing a table for the June 19th event, please click here for additional information.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding alleged flooring deficiency at an international restaurant chain location in Westchester County, NY
  • Structural engineering evaluation of failed retaining walls at a homeowners’ association located in Rockland County, New York, NY
  • Structural evaluation of framing for municipal filing for a residential structure located in Rockland County, NY

6 Warning Signs of an Unsafe Deck

On May 16th Simpson Strong-Tie published “Did you know that deck collapses have increased by 20% since 2007? The good news is that deck failures are preventable. Using the proper structural connectors and fasteners, as well as regular maintenance, is the secret to a safe, strong deck. We recommend that decks be inspected annually to ensure that all connections are still strong”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, property managers, contractors, inspectors, and other related parties regarding the inspection, repair, maintenance, and construction of such structures.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Home Improvement Contract Mistakes to Avoid Before Signing has published that “You’ve decided! You’re jumping in and hiring a home improvement contractor for some much-needed work around your home. As you take the plunge, be sure you don’t get soaked. Unless you’re addicted to renovations, you probably don’t have a lot of experience with the building biz. Though most contractors are upstanding citizens, not con artists, you can still find yourself up the creek because of misunderstandings or insufficient information”.

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 the hiring and selection of contractors to perform such work. As a Professional Engineer, NYS Certified Code Enforcement Official, and member of the Rockland County Home Improvement Contractor Licensing Board, firm president, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, is experienced in dealing with contractors and the methods for selecting appropriate contractors for applicable projects.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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