The theme of this year’s Engineers Week, February 18 to 24, 2024, is Welcome to the Future. From green buildings to fuel-efficient cars to life-saving vaccines, engineers work together to develop new technologies, products and opportunities that change how we live. National Engineers Week is celebrated each year during the week in February which encompasses George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make.
- Forensic engineering evaluation of a New York City construction site accident involving a pallet jack loaded with electrical switch gear in violation of Labor Law Sections 200(1), 240(1), and 241(6), and various supporting provisions of Industrial Code Rule Sections 12 NYCRR 23
- Building code compliance evaluation of alterations, and design of required modifications, at a multi-structure residential property in Orange County, NY
- Forensic engineering inspection and consultation regarding plumbing leaks and associated damage at a multiple dwelling structure located in Brooklyn, NY
How to prevent America’s aging buildings from collapsing – 4 high-profile disasters send a warning
On January 16th The Conversation reported that “four recent catastrophic building collapses and a near miss are raising concerns about the state of America’s aging buildings and questions about who, if anyone, is checking their safety…Many cities have buildings showing signs of aging and in need of repair. In New York City, where a seven-story apartment building partially collapsed in December 2023, the median building age is about 90 years, and many neighborhoods were built before 1900″.
Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, those involved in the purchase or sale of properties, property managers, contractors, inspectors, and other related parties regarding the inspection, repair, maintenance, and construction of buildings. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.
Study Reveals Asbestos Exposure in Construction
On January 17th ForConstructionPros.com reported that “Occupational Knowledge International shared a study conducted on the dangers and exposure types occurring to construction workers when working with asbestos. The company is promoting a call to action to ban asbestos concrete products…According to the company:…A recent research study has raised significant concerns about the dangers of asbestos exposure for workers in the construction industry. The study, published in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health, reveals that the installation and removal of asbestos cement products pose grave risks, with exposure levels far exceeding the occupational limits set in the United States”.
Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide inspection and consulting services with regards to matters involving asbestos and other similar hazardous materials. Our firm president, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE is a Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, a licensed Asbestos Inspector and Project Designer, and a Certified Environmental Inspector. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.