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May 2023 Newsletter

What’s New

The theme for this May’s 43rd annual Building Safety Month is “It Starts With YOU!“, and highlights how building safety is a personal, local, and global initiative. Please help us raise awareness on how these topics impact communities worldwide. Help spread the word for this year’s event!

Recent Projects

  • Evaluation of coefficient of friction (slip-resistance) of a floor surface in a residential multiple dwelling structure located in Queens, NY
  • Forensic engineering evaluation of steps at a worldwide fast food franchise restaurant located in Bronx, NY
  • Forensic engineering expert consultation to legal counsel in their preparation for trial for a matter in New York City, NY

OSHA steps up enforcement on infrastructure jobs

On April 11th ConstructionDive reported that “OSHA is ramping up its capacity to inspect infrastructure projects as federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act money flows into the industry, said the agency’s Directorate of Construction Director Scott Ketcham…. The agency is increasingly focused on construction, and last year inspected construction workplaces more than any other industry”.

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as an OSHA certified Forensic 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 such as safety in both industry and construction. As a licensed Professional EngineerState Certified Code Enforcement Official, and OSHA certified professional, Mr. Yarmus is credentialed to consult on 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 site safety issues. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

How Building Codes Inform Architectural Design

On April 5th The International Code Council’s Building Safety Journal reported “From the International Building Code and International Residential Code to the International Fire Code and beyond, building codes play a critical role in how architects design buildings. While codes are often discussed at the inspection and enforcement level, their implementation begins long before a project breaks ground”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code, industry updates, and similar regulatory changes so that we can incorporate same into our designs and inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties and projects. Firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, 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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