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October 2016 Newsletter

What’s New

On August 25th, the NYS Code Council issued an Amended Notice of Adoption for Updating the Energy Code. The “Revised August 2016” version of the supplement was posted online on September 2nd. For more information, and to download the current version of the supplement, click here.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic Engineering consultation regarding a construction accident involving scaffolding in proximity to an electrical utility line in suburban Philadelphia
  • Structural Engineering consultation regarding concerns of bearing wall failures at a building located in New City, NY
  • Consultation regarding domestic hot water controlled by a Heat Timer system, via a coil in a central boiler, in an apartment building located in Yonkers, NY

Due Process Issues – Unsafe Structures

On September 30th the New York State Division of Building Standards and Codes issued a Technical Bulletin entitled Due Process Issues – Unsafe Structures. The “document provides guidance to assist code enforcement officials, and the attorneys for local governments (cities, towns, and village) that employ code enforcement officials, in recognizing and complying with Constitutional “due process” requirements when addressing unsafe structures and when posting (or “placarding”) an unsafe structure with a “do not occupy” notice”.Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with municipalities, individual code enforcement officials, attorneys, developers, contractors, and other related parties regarding unsafe structures and their repair, condemnation, and code compliance options. In fact, we are currently working with legal counsel for a NYS municipality regarding the condemnation and demolition of a structure which existed in their Village. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

California To Study Balcony Safety Standards

On September 15th the Associated Press reported that California is planning “to study state balcony standards after a fatal collapse in Berkeley sent shock and horror across the globe last year”. Legislation Governor Jerry Brown signed “creates a working group to recommend ways to construct better balconies and whether the state should collect information on construction malpractice”. Industry inspection groups, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors, are also considering the proposal of new standards for the inspection of such structures.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, property managers, contractors, inspectors, and other related parties regarding the inspection, repair, maintenance, and construction of such structures. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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