Construction

5 Measures to Help Prevent Construction Fraud
Date: February 8, 2017

Construction Dive—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC, provides recommendations and describes important steps that construction companies should take to protect themselves against fraud, waste and corruption.

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Lemire LLC Selected to Provide Enhanced Labor and Wage Compliance Monitoring by New York City
Date: January 6, 2017

New York City has selected Lemire LLC to provide enhanced monitoring services related to labor and wage compliance of contractors and subcontractors engaged to develop affordable housing in Manhattan. The firm will supplement ongoing efforts by the City to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

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Construction Boom Should Translate to Increased Opportunities for MWBE Businesses
Date: November 29, 2016

At a time when infrastructure spending in New York City and New York State is reaching new highs, government efforts to award more public contracts to qualified Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs) is more than aspirational; it is achievable.

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Stopping Fraud in Construction Labour: What You Should Know
Date: November 17, 2016

BuildingTalk—In an interview with BuildingTalk, Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC, discusses fraud in the construction industry and ways to remain vigilant in light of International Fraud Awareness Week.

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Drawing the Line: Does Heightened Legal Enforcement ‘Cultivate Change’ in the Construction Industry?
Date: August 3, 2016

Construction Dive—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC's construction integrity business, discusses enhanced regulatory enforcement and prosecution in the construction industry in an interview with Construction Dive.

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I-Team: Water Main Break Occurred Before Crane Collapse, Construction Logs Show
Date: June 2, 2016

NBC News: I Team—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC, discusses in an interview with NBC News: I Team the water main break that may provide new clues into the investigation of the February 2016 crane collapse in New York City.

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Third-Party Building Inspectors: A Boon for Efficiency or ‘Recipe for Potential Corruption?’
Date: May 17, 2016

Construction Dive—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC's construction integrity business, discusses with Construction Dive risks of potential corruption as they relate to third-party building inspectors in the construction industry.

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Construction Risk, The New Normal: Budgeting For Compliance
Date: May 6, 2016

GlobeSt.com—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC, writes for GlobeSt.com about the importance of budgeting for compliance in construction projects. As regulatory scrutiny of construction increases, it's essential to anticipate risk with a comprehensive compliance program before breaking ground.

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Learning from Tragedy: NYC Crane Collapse Triggers Heightened Scrutiny of Construction Safety Concerns
Date: February 16, 2016

Construction Dive—Elan Parra, Managing Director of Lemire LLC, comments on the February 5, 2016 crane collapse in Manhattan in an article that appears in Construction Dive about implementing new safety measures in the construction industry to prevent future accidents.

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As MWBE Support Rises, Calls Grow for Tougher Action on Fraud
Date: February 11, 2016

City & State—Katherine Lemire, President and Founder of Lemire LLC, shares with City & State signs of fraud uncovered while conducting compliance reviews of state contracts with minority- and women-owned business enterprises.

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