Firm president, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE will be representing the Professional Engineers of NYS as the President of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers in attending the National Society of Professional Engineer’s Northeast Regional Meeting and 2023 Fall Conference in Washington, DC on October 20-21 and the New York State Society of Professional Engineer’s 2023 Fall Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY on October 27-28.
In other firm news, congratulations to Stephanie Falzarano on her promotion to Client Relationship Manager!
- Forensic engineering consulting services regarding alleged violations of Labor Law 200, 240, 241-a, and 241(6), various supporting provisions of Industrial Code Sections 12 NYCRR 23, and violations of OSHA regulations and Chapter 33 of the NYC Building Codes, following an alleged accident involving a falling object which struck a construction worker at the base of an elevator shaft on a New York City site
- Structural engineering consulting services regarding movement and failure concerns at a residential structure located in Rockland County, NY
- Forensic engineering consulting services regarding Sections §§7-210 and 19-152 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York for a sidewalk trip and fall claim in Brooklyn, NY
New Rule Requires Annual Parapet Inspections for NYC Buildings
On September 25th New York Apartment Law Insider reported that “in November 2021, New York City enacted Local Law 126 of 2021, which requires periodic inspections of NYC parking structures. At the same time, the legislation added to the NYC Administrative Code required periodic observation or inspection of building parapets. DOB recently adopted the final rules regarding parapet inspections with an effective date of Sept. 28, 2023…To allow owners time to prepare, DOB set the start date for the new parapet observations for Jan. 1, 2024. As of Jan. 1, owners must conduct yearly inspections or observations of parapet walls”.
Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code and industry updates, and other similar regulatory changes, so that we can inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties and projects. Firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, maintains his certification as a NYS Code Enforcement Official to ensure same. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding conducting these inspections to ensure compliance with this new regulation.
New Sidewalk Shed Regulations
On September 15th New York City Department of Building’s Buildings News Update reported that “DOB has implemented several new regulatory changes related to sidewalk sheds in the City as part of our “Get Sheds Down” plan, to compel building owners to do the work to remove sheds faster, and to improve the pedestrian experience in our City…Beginning September 1, 2023, the Department of Buildings will no longer waive the Work Without a Permit civil penalty for installed permitted sidewalk sheds with an expired permit. Sidewalk shed permits must be properly renewed prior to their expiration date…Also sidewalk sheds, construction fences, and supported scaffolds installed on or after September 1, 2023, must display DCLA approved artwork when they have been installed for at least 90 days, unless the owner opts out of the requirement on the PW1″.
Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code and industry updates, and other similar regulatory changes, so that we can inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties and projects. Firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, maintains his certification as a NYS Code Enforcement Official to ensure same. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.