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November 2016 Newsletter

What’s New

Local Law 91 of 2016, the 2016 New York City Energy Conservation Code, went into effect on October 3, 2016. For additional information, and to review the Code, click here.

Recent Projects

  • Engineering consultation regarding water intrusion/leaks caused by faulty renovations at a Monsey, NY property
  • Site Safety Engineering consulting services regarding a playground located in Queens, NYC
  • Certification of code compliance for municipal filing for alterations made to a structure located in Orangetown, NY without municipal inspection and approval

Superstorm Sandy’s impact on NYC, four years later

On October 18th amNewYork reported that “four years ago, superstorm Sandy became the city’s most devastating natural disaster, knocking out power, destroying homes and causing a whopping $19 billion in damage. But despite the time that has passed, some coastal neighborhoods are still trying to get back to normal”.Yarmus Engineering, P.C. has worked with clients throughout NYC, and the surrounding areas of NY and NJ, consulting on flood damage, necessary repairs, consultation on dewatering system options, and assistance with fulfilling government and insurance program requirements to obtain funding to assist them in covering the expenses associated with applicable storm-related projects. We remain willing, ready, and able to assist new and existing clients. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Mold Inspection and Removal

On October 7th the Greenville Daily News reported that “despite mold leading to the groundbreaking discovery of lifesaving antibiotics, it can be an unhealthy nuisance when it encroaches the home”. The reporter wrote that “in (their) 116-year-old home, (they had) been smelling the telltale musty odor of mildew wafting up through the heat vents. Along with this, (they had) been plagued with health issues that are typically associated with mold reaction”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, managers, purchasers, and related real estate professionals regarding the presence of mold and other environmental conditions in structures, as well as to coordinate sampling and testing of same. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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