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November 2012 Newsletter

Our thoughts are with all our clients, colleagues, and all residents of the tri-state area affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Our power, telephone, and internet service have finally been restored, and we have begun the process of assisting our clients who have sustained damage from the storm.  As always, we are readily accessible and capable of assisting you during this time of need.

What’s New

Governor Cuomo has announced that NY homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Additional details on this announcement are available by clicking here.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic Engineering services regarding alleged improper service upgrades for a major utility company’s infrastructure in Rutherford, NJ
  • Evaluation of coefficient of friction and the associated slip resistance of a floor surface in a commercial establishment in Staten Island, NY
  • Consultation regarding structural failure concerns for a public library in Rockland County, NY

The Clean Water Act turns 40

On October 18th the Hill/Congress Blog reported that The Clean Water Act turned 40 years old, and in that time, waterways in the U.S. have become cleaner. “Urban waterways have gone from being wastelands to being the center of redevelopment and activity,” writes Gregory DiLoreto, president-elect of the ASCE. “The end result — waters are more swimmable, fishable and sources of drinking water are more protected. And that is something we can all be proud of as stewards of the nation’s infrastructure”. 

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide testing, inspection, and consulting services for water supply systems, including wells.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients. 

Popular smoke alarms may go off too late, experts warn

On October 3rd Jeff Rossen of The Today Show reported that “when you buy a smoke detector, you assume it will sound quickly in a fire, giving you plenty of time to escape. But some experts warn that’s not always true. In fact, we found that the most common type of smoke detector — the kind you probably have in your house right now — may not go off in time, even when surrounded by thick, toxic smoke, giving little warning to get your family out”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to provide inspection, consulting, and design services for smoke and fire detection systems.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients. 

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