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Robert LiMandri

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New York, NY 10010
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Robert LiMandri

Robert LiMandri is the former commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings and current senior principal for Vidaris, a building construction consultancy. He became DOB commisioner in April 2008, a time near the end of the most recent building boom when the department was in disarray and crisis. Weeks before, seven people were killed when a crane fell at a condo at 303 East 51st Street. The accident prompted the resignation of then-commissioner Patricia Lancaster after it came out that an inspector had faked a key report.

Even after LiMandri took over, problems persisted; in May of 2008, a crane collapsed at a condo at 333 East 91st Street, killing two people. Nevertheless, LiMandri was appointed commissioner of the department in October of that year.

In response to a total of 19 construction site fatalities in 2008, compared with 12 in 2007, LiMandri increased stop-work orders, issuing nearly 5,000 more than 2007s 10,132. He also introduced new site rules to augment recently-revised construction and building codes.

In 2010, LiMandri announced that construction-related accidents in New York City had declined 28 percent compared to the previous year, a decrease that the city attributed to stricter safety requirements and greater outreach to the members of the industry. Others suggested the decline was influenced by a decrease in new construction from the previous year.


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...Robert LiMandri Former Department of Buildings head Robert LiMandri has started a new division within engineering firm Vidaris focused...

Bill de Blasio
...the Department of Buildings is still without a new commissioner. Robert LiMandri, the city's former buildings commissioner, resigned at the end of...

...From left: Robert LiMandri and Vidaris CEO Israel Berger Robert LiMandri, the city’s former Department of Buildings commissioner, will soon...

...disregard for the law on any construction site,” Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a statement. (more&hellip...

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...Robert LiMandri The Department of Buildings is expanding its online NYC Development...

From left: Robert LiMandri and 42-03 Saull Street, Queens
...From left: DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and 42-03 Saull Street, Queens A Flushing, Queens family was...

...Robert LiMandri The Department of Buildings has issued 34 full and 75 partial stop...

DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and 140 Fulton (credit: Google)
...DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and 140 Fulton (credit: Google) The five-story Fulton Street building that...

Hurricane Sandy
...From left: DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and an aerial shot of Hurricane Sandy The City of...

Robert LiMandri
...Robert LiMandri In its latest effort to increase transparency and efficiency in...

Mayor Bloomberg
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an emergency order today to waive Department of Buildings application and permit fees for Hurricane Sandy-induced repair work, according to a...

The compromised crane at One57
...terrified the FDNY and residents nearby, Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri "knew the crane was not going to fall," the New...

The saga of  One57’s disabled crane is coming to a close. The crane has been successfully secured and the surrounding buildings reopened. Workers spent the weekend using...

Among the many depictions of Hurricane Sandy, the image of the One57 crane, bent backwards like a wilted stalk, is among the most indelible....

DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri
...DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri Since the NYC Development Hub — the Department of Buildings' digital...

150 Charles Street
A group of West Village residents has gone to court to block the construction of 150 Charles Street, the Witkoff Group’s 98-unit condominium conversion of...

Starting today New Yorkers lucky enough to have their own outdoor space can request a free inspection of their decks and porches without penalty by calling...

DA Charles Hynes and 2033 86th Street
Two Bensonhurst, Brooklyn landlords were indicted today in the deaths of five tenants at an apartment building the pair had allegedly illegally subdivided, said a...

From left: a construction site and DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri
A judge in Manhattan Supreme Court rejected the union of operating engineers’ effort to block the city from implementing the changes to regulations that govern...

From left: DOB commissioner Robert LiMandri and state Senator Tony Avella
05/18/12 calling for New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri to step down, citing LiMandri's alleged failure to thwart a...

DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri
The Department of Buildings will begin to accept three-dimensional construction site safety plans from contractors that the agency hopes will expedite the approval process. The...

...Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway and Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said. The new guidelines will require applicants to obtain certification...

Francisco Rodriguez's Brookville home (credit: amNY)
...and other city officials rally against rent increases 5. DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri testifies before City Council about elevator safety  6. Port Authority analyzes...

A crane
Following last week’s fatal crane accident at the No. 7 train construction site, a new battle over modifying the licensing requirements of crane operators has...

From left: the site of the crane collapse, DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Last week’s crane accident on the Far West Side, which killed one construction worker, has sparked a debate over the control of crane operators —...
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