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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

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

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

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

12/21/13
...disregard for the law on any construction site,” Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a statement. (more&hellip...

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/12/12
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...

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

11/05/12
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...

10/31/12
Among the many depictions of Hurricane Sandy, the image of the One57 crane, bent backwards like a wilted stalk, is among the most indelible....

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

08/14/12
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...

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
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...

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
...is calling for New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri to step down, citing LiMandri's alleged failure to thwart a...

04/24/12
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...

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

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

04/11/12
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...

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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