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March 2022 Newsletter

What’s New

There is a long-standing relationship between construction codes and standards that address design, installation, testing and materials related to building construction. Building regulation cannot be effectively carried out without such standards.  On February 11, 2022 The International Code Council published a list of their standards that are current, being revised, or are under new development.

Recent Projects

  • Structural engineering consultation regarding a framing concern at a Westchester County, NY residential dwelling
  • Workplace safety consultation at a commercial facility loading dock in Long Island, NY
  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding a fall over the parapet of a multiple dwelling structure located in Manhattan, NY

Your Guide to Common Snow Melt Solutions

On February 1st AAA reported that “as soon as the first snowflake falls, …owners are already thinking about how to remove the ice and snow from their property. But did you know that snow melt solutions, especially rock salt, can damage…outdoor surfaces?…When spring arrives, and the effects of the brutal winter become more apparent, …owners are often surprised to see pitted driveways, cracked walkways and deteriorated wood decking”.  Learn about common types of snow melt solutions and the pros and cons of each by clicking here.

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

Answer to spread of scaffolding: Prettier scaffolding

On February 3rd Bloomberg reported that “omnipresent scaffolding in New York City tends to stay up much longer than needed with no imperative to bring it down. In answer to the pervasive and persistent ugliness, one scaffolding company is simply making its product more pleasing to the eye…Construction scaffolding represents a billion-dollar industry in NYC, and an omnipresent eyesore. Will building owners pay more for an upscale alternative?”.

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as an OSHA certified Professional Engineering consultant, and as a Past Chair of the National Society of Professional Engineers PE’s in Construction Interest Group, has helped to facilitate discussions between Professional Engineers across the country on important matters in the construction industry. As a licensed Professional EngineerState Certified Code Enforcement Official, and OSHA certified professional, Mr. Yarmus is credentialed to consult on various aspects of construction, including not only the aesthetic aspects of construction, but also site safety and incident investigation matters. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with business owners, operations managers, property managers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, and other related parties regarding their construction concerns.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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