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March 2016 Newsletter

What’s New

Please join us in congratulating firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., on his election to the National Executive Board of NSPE’s Professional Engineers in Construction Practice Division, where he will be serving as Secretary, concurrent with the Executive Board positions he already holds on the state and local levels.

Recent Projects

  • Consultation on a Certificate of Merit in a matter involving the failure of piping, and the role of a Professional Engineer in the project, in the State of New Jersey
  • Evaluation of water intrusion and mold growth concerns at a Spring Valley, NY condominium complex
  • Forensic engineering consulting services on a Labor Law matter involving a fall from scaffolding in the City of New York

Report finds 58,495 bridges structurally deficient bridges in US

On February 18, 2016 ABC News reported that “the Brooklyn Bridge, Washington, D.C.’s Memorial Bridge and Illinois’ Centennial Bridge are three of the most used and most famous bridges in the country. They are also just three of the nearly 59,000 bridges in the United States that federal officials deem ‘structurally deficient’. The bridges are safe for drivers now, but officials have found significant flaws in the structures that need to be repaired, according to a just-released analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation data from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)… Alison Premo Black, ARTBA’s chief economist, who conducted the analysis, says that ‘these bridges need to be fixed so they don’t get to a point where they are unsafe for the traveling public'”.Firm president, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Civil Engineers Met Section which works with others at both the state and national levels to issue a report card every four years on the state of our infrastructure. On March 21st, Mr. Yarmus will be participating in NYS Lobby Day to highlight this important issue for our legislators in Albany. Please contact our office if you are interested in further details or are otherwise interested in becoming involved in such activities.

The unexpected places mold may be lurking in your home

On February 26th Today Show National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen reported on a subject that many of us might rather not think about: mold, lurking in unexpected places in our homes. He discusses finding out where it could be hiding, and how to get rid of it to keep your family safe.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, managers, purchasers, and related real estate professionals regarding the presence of mold within structures, and the conditions which promote its growth. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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