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December 28, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.

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December 18, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Heavy Snowfall and Gusts of High Wind.

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December 10, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.

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December 9, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.

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December 2, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.

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November 27, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.

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November 12, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.

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November 9, 2009

Buildings Commissioner Robert D. LiMandri Kicks Off National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week with Safety Classes at 13 Elementary Schools Across the City.

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October 29, 2009

Buildings Commissioner LiMandri Commends Another Inspector for Reporting a Bribe To DOI Which Led to An Arrest.

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October 29, 2009

DOI Arrests Construction Worker on Charge of Bribing City Buildings Inspector.

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October 28, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation to Provide Safety at Stalled Construction Sites.

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October 23, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation Of Rain and Wind Gusts.

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October 15, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.

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October 13, 2009

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Launches New Asbestos Technical Review Unit.

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October 9, 2009

Three Finalists Announced For International Sidewalk Shed Design Competition.

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October 7, 2009

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Commends DOB Inspector Who Reported Bribery Allegations that Led to an Arrest by DOI.

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October 7, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Gusts of High Wind.

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September 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg Releases FY 2009 Mayor’s Management Report.

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September 24, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg and Former Vice President Gore Launch NYC Service Volunteer Program to Reduce Energy Usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Coating Rooftops White.

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September 23, 2009

More Than 270 Participants Register for International Sidewalk Shed Design Competition.
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September 11, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Gusts of High Wind.
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September 3, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Improving Safety, Coordination and Oversight at Construction, Demolition and Asbestos Abatement Sites.
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September 2, 2009

Buildings Commissioner LiMandri, Design and Construction Commissioner Burney and Investigations Commissioner Gill Hearn Announce Increased Oversight of Concrete Testing at Construction Projects in New York City.
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August 28, 2009

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces the Use of GPS Technology to Increase the Integrity, Efficiency and Safety of All Inspections.
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August 28, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Tropical Storm Danny.
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August 21, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Thunderstorms, Gusty Winds and Hurricane Bill.
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August 13, 2009

New York City Launches International Design Competition For A Safer, More Appealing Sidewalk Shed.
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August 5, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Thunderstorms and Gusts of High Wind.
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July 31, 2009

>Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Thunderstorms and Gusts of High Wind.
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July 10, 2009

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Disciplinary Actions After Review of DOI Report on Fire at 130 Liberty Street.
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July 1, 2009

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Full Enactment of the New NYC Construction Codes.
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June 30, 2009

Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Heavy Thunderstorms and Gusts of High Wind.
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June 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation to Improve Safety, Coordination and Oversight at Construction, Demolition and Asbestos Abatement Sites Throughout the Five Boroughs.
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June 19, 2009

DOI Issues Report on Inspectional Issues Relating to Fatal Fire at 130 Liberty Street.
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June 12, 2009

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Partnership to Share Tower Crane Data with Cities of Chicago and Philadelphia.
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June 11, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Buildings Commissioner LiMandri Unveil Legislation to Increase Safety and Expedite the Restarting of Projects at Stalled Construction Sites.
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June 9, 2009

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Effective Date for New Development Challenge Process.
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May 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg and Buildings Commissioner LiMandri Announce that the New York City Loft Board will be Housed Within the Department of Buildings.
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May 21, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Reminds New Yorkers to "Summerize" Their Homes and Get Ready for Summer.
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April 27, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Kicks Off Fifth Annual Construction Safety Week.
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April 6, 2009
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Rain, Thunderstorms and High Winds.
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April 3, 2009
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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March 30, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Launches New Online Permit Application Process.
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March 25, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Launches Annual No-Penalty Retaining Wall Inspection Program.
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March 18, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Launches Delivers Testimony Before US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Proposed Crane Regulations.
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March 11, 2009
Buildings Department Releases Findings from Investigation into Fatal Crane Collapse on East 51st Street.
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March 6, 2009
Buildings Commissioner LiMandri and the Port Authority Announce Crane Safety Agreement for Port Authority Properties in NYC.
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March 6, 2009
Statement from Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on New Launch Date for Development Challenge Process.
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March 2, 2009
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Winter Weather and High Winds.
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February 27, 2009
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Winter Weather and High Winds.
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February 11, 2009
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of Sustained High Winds.
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February 3, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Launch of New Worker Safety Campaign.
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February 3, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces Steps to Strengthen Safety and Oversight of High-Risk Construction.
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February 2, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner LiMandri Announce Online Diagrams of Proposed Buildings and a New Development Challenge Process.
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January 8, 2009
Statement from Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on the Port Authority's Announcement to Make Their Inspection Records Public.
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January 7, 2009
Buildings Department Advises Property Owners, Builders and Contractors to Take Precautionary Steps in Preparation of High Winds.
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January 5, 2009
Statement from Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri on 303 East 51st Street Crane Indictment.
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January 2, 2009
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri Announces New Safety Protocols for Standpipe Inspections.
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