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March 2019 Newsletter

What’s New

Local Law 191 of 2018 is a new Local Law to amend the NYC Administrative and Building Codes to require carbon monoxide detectors in commercial spaces.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding runoff discharge at the parking lot of a commercial property located in Dutchess County, NY
  • Structural engineering evaluation of foundation wall and framing failure concerns at a residential structure in New City, NY
  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding worker safety during a lumber delivery in Brooklyn, NY

4 Myths about the ADA that Could Cost You a Lot of Money

On February 27th Kiplinger reported “you probably didn’t open your business or become a landlord because you love rules and regulations, so you might not grasp the intricacies of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are four ADA myths you can’t afford to believe”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to design, inspect, certify, and consult with clientele regarding ADA accessibility within and to their buildings and premises, and to consult with attorneys, insurance companies, property managers, and other property related professionals regarding such matters. Firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, maintains his certification as a NYS Code Enforcement Official to ensure that we remain knowledgeable about the latest requirements, regulations, and standards regarding same.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Conducting a Risk Assessment

On February 12th The American Society of Safety Professionals reported that “once you have gathered the data and set the scope for a risk assessment project, the process moves on to conducting the risk assessment itself. Risk assessment serves many purposes for an organization, including reducing operational risks, improving safety performance and achieving objectives…While many individuals are involved in the process and many factors come into play, performing an effective risk assessment comes down to three core elements: risk identification, risk analysis and risk evaluation”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to inspect work places, construction sites, properties, and other locations for conditions which might present a safety risk or otherwise be prone to causing an accident; design modifications to help minimize the likelihood of such conditions; and to consult with our clients, including building and unit owners, property managers, employers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, building superintendents, and other related parties when such accidents do occur or are alleged. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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