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renovate

To repair and upgrade,with a sense of changing something.Contrast with rehabilitate or restore, which imply keeping the same general character and appearance. Differences among the words are important when making modifications to historic structures,because renovation may not be allowed.A property owner's imprecise use of terminology regarding his or her plans could result in unintentional animosity by neighbors and historic preservation commissions.

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Refresh Renovations is a home design and build renovation specialist established in 2010 by Traffic, New Zealand's leading business strategy and marketing firm.
Reyher also discussed another major renovation involving the repair of the existing 100,000 s/f parking deck.
Until it closed for renovations in 2002, about 70 million people had visited the observatory, including about 2 million annually during later years.
She was a maintenance worker at a golf course in suburban Edmonton and reported that several co-workers had experienced similar symptoms after the renovation of a fairway.
For instance, build new bleachers because they are worn out and need to be replaced--not because another school got new bleachers as part of a renovation or new construction effort.
Dan Racicot, president of the Timmins Construction Association, says his members have reported to him a slight increase in the number of renovation projects throughout the city just in recent months.
The renovation and expansion were challenging for the residents who were already living here.
The opposition to the present renovation project, in addition to not having much faith in the intelligence of churchgoing Catholics, fixates on the interior worship space of the cathedral proper.
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the magazine covers all issues of interest to faithful Catholics, but reflects Rose's training as an architect in its special emphasis on church design and renovation.
With the cost of renovation rivaling or surpassing new construction--$50 per square foot is not unusual--the goal is to spend wisely.
This renovation consists of two parallel efforts--the rebuilding of a strong program of foundry and metalcasting education and research, and the renovation of the facilities to support these activities," said Thomas Kicher, dean of the Case School of Engineering.
Tire renovation means discarded tires recover its use value after sectional repair, processing, re-pasting the tread rubber and vulcanization.