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Robert LiMandri Explains 5 Reasons You Should Always Hire a Code Consultant

October 17, 2018 | Code Advisory, Publications

Post Written by Maia Welbel, gb&d and featured on gb&d.com.

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Responding to Recent Disasters

2016: 12 Major Moments

As we close out the year we decided to take a moment and reflect on some of the major moments in Commerical Real Estate and the A/E/C industry. 

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"The Man From D.O.B." - Commercial Observer Interviews Robert LiMandri

August 18, 2016 | Code Advisory, Publications

Robert LiMandri left city government to advise landlords and developers on everything from building codes to energy efficiency

In late 2013, when Marc Weissbach heard that Commissioner Robert LiMandri was leaving the New York City Department of Buildings (D.O.B.), he pounced.

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How to Maximize Floor Area with ZQA (Zoning for Quality and Affordability)

July 28, 2016 | Code Advisory

Over 100 years ago, New York City enacted the first edition of its Zoning Resolution (“ZR”), a living document that constantly evolves, sometimes incrementally and sometimes radically. Two recent ZR amendments, Zoning for Quality and Affordability (“ZQA”) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (“MIH”), enacted on March 22 of this year, are both incremental and radical – as evidenced by the heated public debate surrounding them. 

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Avoiding the 7 Blunders of Flood Mitigation

June 02, 2016 | Code Advisory

Water Street--Originally only one block long, Water Street was extended during a city landfill program in 1692. The landfill was necessary to hold back the erosion of the island's shore and the waters of the East River, which washed over this aptly named street during high tide.

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Vidaris Announces New Code Advisory Practice Established by Former NYC Buildings Commissioner

Crain's New York: "Former City Official Opens Practice to Help Developers Adapt to Building-code Changes"

April 21, 2015 | Code Advisory, Publications

The former head of the Department of Buildings is aiming to help developers adapt to the city’s new building codes, which were implemented late last year.

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Vidaris Announces Hiring of Former NYC Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri