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December 31 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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December 30, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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December 19, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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December 16, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Hosts Crane Manufacturers Conference.
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December 11, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Heavy Rain and High Winds.
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December 5, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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November 25, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Worker Safety Campaign.
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November 14, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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November 13, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Penalties in Fatal Construction Accident.
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October 31, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Executive Staff Reorganization.
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October 28, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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October 24, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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October 22, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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October 16, 2008
Buildings Department Hosts International Conference on Crane Safety.
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October 8, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Swears-In Robert LiMandri as New York City Buildings Commissioner.
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October 6, 2008
Buildings Department Overhauls Licensing for Mobile Crane Operators.
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September 25, 2008
DOI Arrests Department of Buildings Elevator Inspector for "Double Dipping."
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September 24, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Gusts of High Winds.
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September 23, 2008
DOI and DOB Announce the Suspension of Two Hoist Machine Operators' Licenses in Investigation of September 4, 2008, Fatality at West 42nd Street Construction Site.
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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September 22, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring Additional Training and Safety Measures for Crane Operations.
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September 9, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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September 5, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Tropical Storm Hanna.
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August 15, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Announces His Intent to Appoint Robert LiMandri New York City Buildings Commissioner.
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August 12, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Enhancing Buildings Department's Ability to Protect Construction Workers and the Public from Unsafe Structures.
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August 7, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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August 2, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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July 25, 2008
DOI and DOB Spot Check Construction Sites in Four Boroughs to Verify If Crane Operators are Properly Licensed; Compliance Throughout the City Found.
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July 23, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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July 21, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on the Resignation of Michael Carbone.
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July 16, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Changes that Will Strengthen Safety, Oversight and Coordination of Consctruction, Demolition and Abatement Operations in New York City.
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July 3, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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July 1, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on the Creation of the NYC Construction Industry Safety Council.
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July 1, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Acting Buildings Commissioner LiMandri Announce the Launch of the New NYC Construction Codes.
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June 29, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on Suspension of Michael Carbone.
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June 27, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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June 24, 2008
Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Changes to Crane Requirements to Advance Tower Crane Safety.
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June 22, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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June 19, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on Indictment and Arrest of Professional Engineer Abraham Hertzberg.
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June 16, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on New Requirements for Safety Strap Systems.
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June 16, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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June 12, 2008
City Files Charges Against Architect Robert Scarano for Filing False Documents to Improperly Construct Two New Buildings.
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June 11, 2008
Brooklyn DA Indictment: Contractor Charges with Manslaughter in Deadly Construction Collapse.
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June 6, 2008
Statement from Mayor Bloomberg on DOI Arrest of Cranes & Derricks Assistant Chief.
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June 6, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on DOI Arrest of Cranes & Derricks Assistant Chief.
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June 4, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Acting Buildings Commissioner LiMandri Announce Aggressively Legislative Agenda to Increase Construction Site Safety.
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May 30, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on the Crane Collapse at 335 East 91st Street.
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May 27, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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May 20, 2008
Statement from Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on the Review of Zoning Approvals Issued at 303 East 51st Street.
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May 18, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and Acting Buildings Commissioner LiMandri Announce Buildings Department Hire of New Inspectors to Advance Construction Safety Oversight and Enforcement.
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May 18, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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May 12, 2008
Buildings Department Honored for Dedication to Public Safety.
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May 12, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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May 8, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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May 7, 2008
Buildings Department Honored for Dedication to Public Safety. International Code Council Taps Buildings Department in its Raising the Profile Award.
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May 5, 2008
Acting Buildings Commissioner LiMandri & Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Donovan Announces Completion of Citywide Review of Outstanding Emergency Declarations.
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May 1, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Presents $59.1 Billion Fiscal Year 2009 Executive Budget.
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April 29, 2008
DOI Arrests Plumbing Inspector with the Department of Buildings on Chages of Bribe Receiving and Filing False Documents.
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April 28, 2008
Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Launches 4th Annual Construction Safety Week.
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April 23, 2008
Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Intensive, In-Depth Review of High-Risk Construction Activities.
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April 17, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Announces Results of Citywide Tower Crane Safety Inspections.
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April 15, 2008
DOB Inspectors Notify DOI of Bribe Offers; DOI Makes 9 Arrests.
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April 8, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Launches Annual Retaining Wall Inspection Program.
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April 8, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Announces a Request for Proposals Will Be Issued Today for Soalr Developers to Install Solar Panels on City-Owned Buildings.
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April 4, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Announces Results of Citywide Inspection of Supported Scaffolds and Sidewalk Sheds.
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April 1, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Launches Registration Program for General Contractors.
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March 31, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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March 25, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Announces Immediate Changes to Inspection Protocol for Tower Cranes.
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March 20, 2008
DOI Arrests DOB Crane Inspector for Falsifying Inspection Route Sheet. Inspector Allegedly Falsely Claimed He Inspected East 51st Street Crane on March 4, 2008.
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March 19, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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March 18, 2008
NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Provides Update on City's Response to East Side Crane Collapse and Information About Resident Assistance and Traffic and Building Closures.
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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March 17, 2008
NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Provides Update on City's Response to East Side Crane Collapse.
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March 15, 2008
Statement for Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster on Crane Collapse at 303 East 51st Street in Manhattan.
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March 14, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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March 13, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Clarifying Sections of the New NYC Construction Codes.
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March 7, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation og Gusts of High Wind.
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March 5, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Launches Elevator Enforcement Program to Crack Down on Buildings with Chronic Elevator Problems.
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March 3, 2008
Statement from Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster on Indictment of Professional Engineer Jose D. Vargas.
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February 29, 2008
Buildings Department Hosts Comprehensive Training Session on New NYC Construction Codes.
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February 29, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Outlines Aggressive Agenda for Constructon Safety and Enhanced Enforcement on Job Sites at Agencywide Meeting.
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February 29, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Addresses Buildings Department at Agencywide Meeting.
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February 27, 2008
Buildings Departmetn Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Sustained and Gusts of High Wind.
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February 24, 2008
Buildings Departmetn Advises Property Owners to Safely Remove Ice and Snow from Roofs in Preparation of Warm Weather.
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February 20, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Launches Comprehensive Initiative to Imrpove Supported Scaffold and Sidewalk Shed Safety.
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February 13, 2008
Buildings Department Expands Special Enforcement Plan to Enhance Construction Safety Standards Citywide.
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February 13, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Gusts of High Wind.
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February 8, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Sustained and Gusts of High Wind.
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January 30, 2008
Buildings Department Releases December Monthly BUILD Report. The Fiscal Year-to-Date Comparison Shows More Violations Issued as Construction Activity Remained Constant.
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January 30, 2008
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Sustained and Gusts of High Wind.
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January 24, 2008
Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster Delivers Progress Report on City's Plan to Protect Scaffold Workers.
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