NSPE has named nine professional engineers to its 2018 class of Fellow members. The Fellow membership grade honors active NSPE members who have demonstrated exemplary and devoted service to their profession, the Society, and their community. Requirements for the designation include holding at least one elected office at any level and active involvement at the national level.
NSPE state and territorial societies can nominate Fellows, as can NSPE interest groups, chartered affinity groups, and the Board of Directors.
Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E is a licensed Professional Engineer and a New York State Certified Code Enforcement Official. He is also a Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, a licensed Asbestos Inspector and Project Designer, a Certified Environmental Inspector, and a Certified Planner, and previously served as a New York State ICC/BCAP Energy Code Ambassador. He has participated in various programs including seminars and lectures conducted by groups such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, the Environmental Assessment Association, and the American Society of Home Inspectors. He the current Chair of the National Professional Engineers in Construction Group, the NYS Mid-Hudson Region Vice President, and the Immediate Past President of the Rockland County Chapter. Mr. Yarmus has previously been acknowledged as the Rockland Chapter Young Engineer of the Year and twice as the Chapter Member of the Year. He has also been elected twice to serve as the NYSSPE Mid-Hudson Region nominating committee delegate, and has been awarded two Presidential Citations for his dedication to and efforts on behalf of the Professional Engineers of both New York State and Rockland County. In 2011, Mr. Yarmus received the New York State Society of Professional Engineers Meritorious Service Award which recognizes a professional engineer who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of the Society of Professional Engineers over an extended period of time.
Mr. Yarmus is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he is a founding branch member, is currently serving as President of the Lower Hudson Valley Branch, and was the 2007 recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. He is also a member of the Environmental Assessment Association, the Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists, the New York State Building Officials Conference, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, and the Rockland County Municipal Planning Federation.
Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E. has worked in various engineering and construction capacities since 1987. His career began as an Intern Engineer, progressing to the level of Principal Engineer in 1994, and becoming President of his own Professional Engineering firm in 2005. His experience and work assignments include various aspects of the main disciplines of Engineering and Environmental consulting including, but not limited to, building and safety codes compliance, construction and project management, physical condition surveys, reserve funding analysis, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning design inspection and evaluation, preparation of contract documents and specifications for repairs and restoration of buildings including roofing and facades, general building construction, demolition, pools, plazas, walkways, roadways, parking lots and structures, drainage systems, elevators, hoists, various construction equipment, forensic engineering, cost estimating, asbestos testing and abatement specifications, lead testing in water and paint, radon testing, water quality testing, Phase I and II environmental audits, commercial and residential field inspections, condominium and coop conversion report preparation, surveying, specification preparation and quality compliance, and storm and sanitary system evaluations.
Mr. Yarmus has also been honored as a prior member of the “40 Under 40” of Rockland County. This honor recognizes individuals who have made and continue to make their mark in the county through their commitment to growth, development, professional excellence, and to the community at large. In 2010, Mr. Yarmus was selected to be a pilot member of the New York State ICC/BCAP Energy Code Ambassador program. The International Code Council and Building Code Assistance Project created this program to assist code enforcement officials in taking a leading role in energy-efficient buildings. New York State was one of only four states nationwide to participate in the pilot program.
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