For us construction requires securing permits.  This would include the
building of actual structures and major renovations.  This means, site
work and preparation of foundations, construction of exterior walls,
removal of walls, removal other load baring interior walls, plumbing and
removing or adding plumbing and fixtures.  In other words, anything that
requires permits and an inspection.
Don't know if that helps...

-----Original Message-----
From: Clara Johnson [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 3:49 PM
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Subject: Re: Question for Grants involving Construction

Hi, the rule of thumb we use at the Interior-Aleutians Campus has been
as long as no exterior walls are moved, it is renovation, but if the
work extends past the existing exterior walls, it is construction. Clara

Michael McIntyre wrote:

> Colleagues:
> Do any of you have a formal definition or means for determining what 
> is consider construction and what is considered renovation?
> Thanks,
> Mike
> Mike McIntyre
> Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
> 273 E. Erie Street
> Milwaukee, WI  53202
> 414 847-3216
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