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May 2015 Newsletter

What’s New

This month marks the 35th annual celebration of Building Safety Month. The International Code Council has additional information on events and history available online here.

Recent Projects

  • Evaluation of means of egress conditions for a federal government agency at one of their New York City locations
  • Forensic engineering consulting services regarding a matter involving power tools, focusing on NYS Labor Law and Industrial Code Rule 23 regulations for an accident which occurred in New York City 
  • Consultation regarding means of egress conditions for a house of worship located in Long Island, NY 

Day Announces First Phase Of Housing Crackdown In Rockland

On April 30th reported “carrying through on his promise to combat illegal and unsafe housing in Rockland, County Executive Ed Day unveiled the first phase of a plan that will crack down on violators and levy hefty fines for violations…The Rockland Codes Initiative will create an extra layer of enforcement to local housing by having the Department of Health oversee inspection teams that will review possible sanitary code violations through property inspections, surveys and detailed investigations.  Day described his plan as the first step in providing safer housing for county residents”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with building and property owners, property managers, or other related parties who may be concerned about receiving such code violations for their properties.  Our personnel includes NYS certified code enforcement officials, including our firm president, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., who are knowledgeable about code requirements, and will be able to notify property owners of any existing code-violating conditions without their receiving a code violation notice. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Code Rule in Development: Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Commercial Buildings

The Department of State is developing a rule that will add provisions applicable to carbon monoxide detecting devices to the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. The rule will apply to all new and existing commercial buildings and restaurants that have appliances, devices or systems that may emit carbon monoxide, or that have an attached garage. These new provisions will be contained in a new section to be added to the code.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of such code developments so that we can incorporate same into our designs, and so that we can inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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