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March 2018 Newsletter

What’s New

Reminder: New NYC Safety Training Requirements are now in effect requiring that construction workers on various types of work sites have OSHA 10-hour safety training.

Recent Projects

  • ADA compliance evaluation for a restaurant located in Manhattan
  • Forensic engineering evaluation regarding a staircase trip and fall accident in Brooklyn
  • Engineering consultation regarding ventilation options for a building renovation in White Plains, NY

Study finds millions of Americans consume unsafe drinking water

On February 12th USA Today reported that “the problem of contaminated drinking water extends far beyond Flint, Mich…A study found tens of millions of Americans could be exposed to unsafe drinking water in any given year, consuming a wide spectrum of contaminants, including fecal coliform, lead and arsenic…In 2015, nearly 21 million people relied on community water systems that violated health-based quality standards, according to the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…It’s the first nationwide assessment of drinking water quality over several decades”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, managers, purchasers, and related real estate professionals regarding the presence of lead, bacteria, and other contaminants in water supply sources and distribution networks, as well as to test water samples for the presence of same. Please  contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

New paper explains importance of consistent code adoption cycle

On February 15th The International Code Council reported that “many jurisdictions in the U.S. have put building codes and standards in place to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. There are benefits and challenges to adopting codes at regular intervals that coincide with the update of the model codes. A new paper by the National Council on Building Codes and Standards provides a brief overview of the adoption cycle process and highlights both the concerns and the benefits of adopting current codes and standards”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of the code modifications resulting from such code development cycles, 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. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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