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34 Pa. Code § 38.4. Definitions.

§ 38.4. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Construction—The erection, fabrication or renovation of a building.

   Design—Calculations and resultant drawing and specifications which are used for the construction of a building.

   Historic building—Any building determined by the State Historic Preservation Officer to meet the criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places but only to the extent that compliance with this chapter would prevent preservation of the historic or architectural integrity of the building.

   Renovation—Includes the following:

     (i)   The rehabilitation of an existing building which requires more than 25% of the gross floor area or volume of the entire building to be rebuilt; cosmetic work, such as painting, wall covering, wall paneling, floor covering, and suspended ceiling work, shall not be included.

     (ii)   Any addition to an existing building. This chapter only applies to the portion of the building being renovated and not to the entire building.

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