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May 2014 Newsletter

What’s New

We are pleased to announce that firm president, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., has been selected as the nominated Vice President for the American Society of Civil Engineers Lower Hudson Valley Branch slate of officers for the upcoming 2014-2015 term.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic Engineering services regarding a fall from scaffolding during a NYC asbestos abatement project
  • Inspection of and opinion on the safety of existing drainage on a NYS roadway located in Rockland County 
  • Consultation regarding the domestic hot water system and plumbing in a NYC multiple dwelling

Strange Building Noises Explained (and How to Fix Them)

On April 30th LifeHacker reported that “houses, whether new or old, make plenty of noise. You might not notice it during the hustle and bustle of the typical day, but when things calm down at night, all those noises come out. What sounds should you expect from your house, and which ones are cause for concern?”. The article then proceeds to describe typical noises heard in homes, and provides a brief explanation of what may cause them. The article concludes by suggesting that “if you have a noise that persists and you’re getting concerned, it never hurts to call in the pros and get an opinion for your own peace of mind”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with clientele ranging from owners of single family homes to facility managers for commercial and industrial facilities, and all others involved in the ownership, maintenance, and running of structures, regarding questions about their structures. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding any questions they may have about their structures.

Study: Rising sea levels, storm surges boost flood risk in NYC

On April 23rd The Washington Post reported that “the chance of floodwaters overtopping Manhattan’s seawalls and inundating parts of the city has skyrocketed at least 20-fold since the mid-1800s thanks to swelling seas and mounting storm surges” according to a new study.  “They found the sea level has risen one and a half feet since the mid-19th century and that the rise in water or “storm tide” from 1-in-10 year storms has grown by almost a foot”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide inspection, consulting, and design services regarding flooding, high water table concerns, and dewatering systems. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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