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October 2022 Newsletter
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Earlier this month, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE assisted one of our clients in achieving a 100% verdict in favor of their client in a construction site accident claim in NYS Supreme Court, Saratoga County.
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Forensic engineering consultation regarding a Labor Law 240(1) claim regarding a construction site accident at a New York City airport construction site

Structural engineering consultation regarding concerns at a residential dwelling structure located in Rockland County, NY

Forensic engineering consultation regarding an incident where a portion of the facade of a New York City multiple dwelling structure fell, struck, and killed a laborer on a worksite 

OSHA expands severe violator program

On September 15th Construction Dive reported "the Department of Labor is updating the criteria for OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program, expanding it to include violations of all hazards and standards across all industries...Doug Parker, OSHA assistant secretary, said the agency’s past criteria were “unnecessarily artificial and were not reaching employers who were committing repeat willful violations”".

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as an OSHA certified Forensic Engineering consultant, and as a Past Chair of the National Society of Professional Engineers PE's in Construction Interest Group, has helped to facilitate discussions between Professional Engineers across the country on important matters such as safety in both industry and construction. As a licensed Professional EngineerState Certified Code Enforcement Official, and OSHA certified professional, Mr. Yarmus is credentialed to consult on site safety and incident investigation matters. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with business owners, operations managers, property managers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, and other related parties regarding site safety issues. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Delivering Affordability and Sustainability through Off-site Construction Uniformity

On September 8th International Code Council's BSJ Weekly reported that "there is no hiding that the U.S. building industry currently faces a myriad of challenges, including workforce availability, supply chain variability, stagnant productivity and costly delays, job site safety, housing affordability, building quality, and sustainability. In an article — Delivering Affordability and Sustainability through Off-site Construction Uniformity — for gb&dPRO Magazine, Joseph Sollod, sustainability, resilience and innovation associate at the International Code Council, examines how increased off-site construction (also known as modular or prefab construction) can provide superior energy efficiency and significant cost efficiencies and help to solve some of today’s biggest industry challenges...

Achieving affordability and sustainability in the building and construction industry requires innovative approaches to the conventional methods that have created stagnancy. Breaking the mold of traditional construction paradigms will welcome more innovation and advanced building construction solutions".

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of innovations, updates, and regulatory changes in the construction industry so that we can incorporate same into our designs and inform our clientele of same which might affect their properties and projects.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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