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Dmitri Dits

Job TitleAssistant Commissioner of Central Inspections for Elevators

Company NameNew York City Department of Buildings


Dmitri Dits is the Assistant Commissioner of Central Inspections for Elevators, New York City Department of Buildings. His responsibilities include executive management of plan examination, inspection, administrative, and business continuity units: Sustainability Audit and Enforcement Units, Boilers Inspections, Elevators Inspections and Plan Examination, Central Inspections Administration, and the Professional Certification Audit and Inspection Program. Management of the Department’s Continuity of Operations Plan.

He is a member of NYC Department of Buildings’ Administrative and Enforcement Advisory Code Committee. Develops legislative opportunities to promote alternative methods for crisis resolution. As an active member of several inter-governmental steering committees he aims to improve emergency coordination among various NYC public sector agencies and is involved with management and coordination of NYC Buildings and NYC Fire inter-agency programs.

Dmitri has direct management on many of the Department’s notable incidences, including: coordinating the deconstruction work at World Trade Center Site, the critical demolition operations of the Deutsche Bank Building, management of the response team during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. Training and certification of a 14-member team that inspected damage to homes and government buildings after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico.

He works collaboratively with NYC Fire Department’s Center of Emergency Preparedness and Counter Terrorism. Develops and implements an unprecedented Full-scale Damage Assessment Exercise where approximately 400 participants are trained annually. The program has been accredited by American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and is highly regarded among emergency management administrators.

Dmitri is experienced in handling different forms of immediate emergency responses including equipment failures, gas explosions and structural collapses.

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