Media Coverage


DOB to Streamline Construction App Process

The Commercial Observer     
April 20, 2015

On April 20, 2015 the Commercial Observer reported on the Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick D. Chandler announcing the Get Back To Building Program, which is designed to get delayed jobs back on track and construction workers back to work.
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A Conversation with Rick Chandler, New York City's Buildings Dept. Chief

New York Times 
March 24, 2015

On March 24, 2015 the New York Times reported on an interview that was held with Commissioner Rick D. Chandler. The Commissioner discussed his interest in returning to lead the agency where he began his career in construction. He outlines goals he has for increasing efficiency and customer service at the Department including expanding online filing of jobs.
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City Buildings Commish Aims to Step Up Agency's Act

Crain's New York Business
December 9, 2014

On December 9, 2014, Crain's New York Business reported Rick Chandler, the new head of the Department of Buildings, promises to fill gaps in the agency's problem-plagued electronic-filing process, do inspections during off-hours for a fee and add needed staff.
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DOB Commissioner, Real Estate Leaders Push Greener Buildings

The Commercial Observer     
September 23, 2014

On September 23, 2014 the Commercial Observer reported on Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick D. Chandler delivering the keynote speech at the Urban Green Council Conference. During his speech, the Commissioner discussed the Mayor de Blasio's plan to cut the city's emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
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