NEW YORK CITY—Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Rick Chandler, an engineer, as commissioner of the Department of Buildings. An assistant VP of facilities at Hunter College, Chandler brings years of large-scale management experience and deep expertise in the building code and zoning resolution, according to the city.

Chandler served as a borough commissioner of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx from 1995-2002. As commissioner, he will be tasked with ensuring the safe and lawful use of more than 975,000 buildings and properties in New York City by enforcing the Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, and state labor law and multiple dwelling law.

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