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Robert LiMandri

Senior Principal
Vidaris
360 Park Avenue South, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 689-5389
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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.

-GB


04/21/15
...Robert LiMandri Former Department of Buildings head Robert LiMandri has started a new division within engineering firm Vidaris focused on assisting developers adapt...

06/19/14
...of Buildings is still without a new commissioner. Robert LiMandri, the city's former buildings commissioner, resigned at the end of the Bloomberg administration. In...

05/09/14
...From left: Robert LiMandri and Vidaris CEO Israel Berger Robert LiMandri, the city’s former Department of Buildings...

12/21/13
...the law on any construction site,” Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a statement. “In coordination with the Department of Investigation, we moved swiftly...

10/28/13
...Robert LiMandri The Department of Buildings is expanding its online NYC Development Hub to allow professionals...

10/07/13
...From left: DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and 42-03 Saull Street, Queens A Flushing, Queens family was arrested and charged with...

04/29/13
...Robert LiMandri The Department of Buildings has issued 34 full and 75 partial stop work orders as part...

03/26/13
...DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and 140 Fulton (credit: Google) The five-story Fulton Street building that erupted in back-to-back fires...

03/05/13
...From left: DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri and an aerial shot of Hurricane Sandy The City of New York is prepping...

02/06/13
...Robert LiMandri In its latest effort to increase transparency and efficiency in the construction process, the...

11/12/12
...a big burden off their shoulders," DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in the release. -- Zachary Kussin...

11/09/12
...FDNY and residents nearby, Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri "knew the crane was not going to fall," the New York Observer reported. “We...

11/05/12
...return to their homes and offices," Buildings Commissioner Robert Limandri said in a statement. Limandri went on to say that while buildings surrounding One...

10/31/12
...days before the storm made landfall, DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri ordered property owners to stop all exterior work by Saturday evening. The department suspended...

10/08/12
...DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri Since the NYC Development Hub — the Department of Buildings' digital plan review system — was...

08/14/12
...York State Supreme Court. The suit also names Robert LiMandri, commissioner of the Department of Buildings, alleging that he failed to enforce zoning regulations...

06/21/12
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...

06/14/12
...been illegally converted," said Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri. The indictment says that landlords are responsible for providing two means of direct outlet...

06/07/12
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...

05/18/12
...for New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri to step down, citing LiMandri's alleged failure to thwart a notorious developer whose projects...

04/24/12
...process while accelerating department plan approvals,” DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri told the Brooklyn Eagle. Because of the electronic format, communication between inspectors and contractors...

04/19/12
...Operations Cas Holloway and Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said. The new guidelines will require applicants to obtain certification from a nationally accredited...

04/16/12
...city officials rally against rent increases 5. DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri testifies before City Council about elevator safety  6. Port Authority analyzes retail and office space...

04/11/12
...against new licensing proposals. Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri proposed new rules in December that defined national standards for licensing. in order to...

04/09/12
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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