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November 2017 Newsletter

What’s New

The online version of NYC DOB Violations for Elevators will be launching on November 20, 2017. All new Elevator DOB Violation re-inspection requests will be required to be submitted in DOB NOW: Inspections.

Recent Projects

  • Engineering site consultation regarding structural failure concerns at retaining walls and exterior stairs at a condominium property located in Rockland County, NY
  • Consultation regarding fire escape safety at a multi-story, mixed-occupancy structure located in Manhattan
  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding Labor Law claims for an accident which occurred at a residential property located in Manhattan

Advocates of storm barriers revive concerns on 5-year Sandy anniversary

On October 16th The New York Times reported  that “with some memories of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy five years ago beginning to fade, proponents of a set of offshore barriers to protect the New York metropolitan area from storm surge are re-sounding their alarm. On a boat tour of New York Harbor…the group of advocates pointed out how little has been done to prevent the sort of flooding that Sandy inflicted on the region in October 2012”.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.

Self-Managing Maintenance

On October 26th The Cooperator New York reported  “whether because of convenience, the desire for autonomy, or a tight budget, some condo and HOA communities opt not to retain an outside management company or an agent to handle their respective day-to-day administrative and maintenance needs. But without proper oversight and experience, the vitality of the building and property – along with the residents who call it home – can face jeopardy…Aside from planning for potential disasters, boards have to stay on top of routine, day-to-day tasks. Regular maintenance of the building’s vitals, along with knowledge of aging components like elevators and roofs, are essential to a successful operation”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, property managers, tenant associations, and related real estate entities regarding reserve studies, physical condition surveys, and other related property management issues. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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