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The term percent for art refers to a program, often a city ordinance, where a fee, usually some percentage of the project cost, is placed on large scale development projects in order to fund and install public art. The details of such programs vary from area to area. Percent for art programs are used to fund public art where private or specialized funding of public art is unavailable. Similar programs, such as "art in public places", attempt to achieve similar goals by requiring that public art be part of a project, yet they often allow developers to pay in-lieu fees to a public art fund as an alternative.

The Art of Construction. Projects and Principle...

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In Finland, the percent for art principle was first introduced as an official government policy in connection with the construction of the Finnish Parliament building in the early 1930s, though it was not implemented until 1939. In 1956 the government extended the principle to all public buildings, and during the 1960s individual municipalities also drew up their own schemes. In 1981 the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, an advocate for all Finnish municipalities and regions, recommended extending the principle to all aspects of the urban environment. In 1991 the City of Helsinki became the first city to adopt the policy for all building projects, which led to a vast growth in urban art, even within suburban areas. In 2015 the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture funded a handbook available to the sponsors of public art work under the title "The Handbook of the Percent For Art Principle in Finland", which is also published in English.[1]

In Ireland, one percent of the cost of all public works can be allocated to commissioning a work of art. The scheme was introduced in 1978, and extended to all government departments in 1997.[2][3] Percent for Art is also promoted for construction and infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland.[4]

More than half of the states now maintain percent-for-art programs.[9] On the federal level, since 1963 the General Services Administration has maintained the Art in Architecture Program, which allocates one-half of one percent of construction cost for art projects.[10]

The wager was to "study the possibility of erecting an iron tower on the Champ-de-Mars with a square base, 125 metres across and 300 metres tall". Selected from among 107 projects, it was that of Gustave Eiffel, an entrepreneur, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, both engineers, and Stephen Sauvestre, an architect, that was accepted.

As Valley has done in the past with all of its building projects in both Ridgewood and Paramus, all construction activity will comply with all appropriate regulations (such as permissible construction hours) and will be carefully coordinated with the Borough of Paramus to mitigate any impact to the sites surrounding construction.

These values are used to support organizing teams in agile projects, those that embrace change and speed. It serves the mandate of iterative and evolutionary development. To do this, managers need agile tools such as kanban boards and product roadmaps.

The Middle Kingdom is remembered as a time of flourishing arts, particularly in jewelry making. Egypt became a great trading power during this period and continued massive construction projects. Eventually, the long reign of prosperity gave way to old problems: crop failures, economic woes, dynastic power struggles, and foreign invaders.

Amenemhet III (1817-1772 B.C.E.), of the Twelfth Dynasty, was responsible for the construction of two great projects. He completed the building of the giant waterwheels of the Faiyum region that diverted the floodwaters of the Nile. Amenemhet also constructed the Pyramid of Hawara, which became known as the Labyrinth. It contained about 3,000 rooms.

The pharaoh who moved the capital back to Thebes was a boy-king. He ruled for nine years, attempted to pacify the priests, and was responsible for some modest building projects. He began his reign at the age of 10 but died of a head injury at 19.

Under New York State Labor Law, contractors and subcontractors must pay the prevailing rate of wage and supplements (fringe benefits) to all workers under a public work contract. Employers must pay the prevailing wage rate set for the locality where the work is performed. Prevailing wage is the pay rate set by law for work on public work projects. This applies to all laborers, workers or mechanics employed under a public work contract. The Bureau of Public Work administers Articles 8 and 9 of the New York State Labor Laws:

Adds subsection 220-I to Article 8, establishing a requirement that contractors register with the Bureau of Public Work prior to bidding on public work projects or commencing work on a private covered project that is subject to the prevailing wage pursuant to sections 224-a, 224-d, & 224-e.

f. Prevailing wage shall be paid for work performed on a public works [project] worksite pursuant to this section for any work involving the delivery to and hauling from such [projects] worksites of aggregate supply construction materials, as well as any return hauls, whether empty or loaded and any time spent loading/unloading.

A principal designer leads a team of designers on different design projects. These design professionals usually work on product design projects producing web pages and applications and require specific programming knowledge to turn visual concepts into workable digital products. Principal designers are also responsible for mentoring members of the design team and developing strategies to maximize brand engagement and positive user experiences.

Once you've shortlisted candidates for an interview, it's time to consider your interview strategy. Asking principal designers to talk you through some of their major projects can help you understand their working processes. It can also provide insight on whether they're a good match for your company. You could also consider asking them to complete a paid design exercise to assess their design and organizational skills.

Wind turbines can be built on land or offshore in large bodies of water like oceans and lakes. The U.S. Department of Energy is currently funding projects to facilitate offshore wind deployment in U.S. waters.

Learn more about distributed wind from the Distributed Wind Animation or read about what the Wind Energy Technologies Office is doing to support the deployment of distributed wind systems for homes, businesses, farms, and community wind projects.

(a) The commission is hereby empowered to raise the cost of a project, as defined in this article, by the issuance of state building revenue bonds of the state, the principal of and interest on which shall be payable solely from the special revenue fund provided in section five of this article for the payment. Subject to the proceedings pursuant to which any bonds outstanding were authorized and issued pursuant to this article, the commission shall pledge the moneys in the special revenue fund, except that part of the proceeds of sale of any bonds to be used to pay the cost of a project and for the payment of the principal of and interest on bonds issued pursuant to this article. The pledge shall apply equally and ratably to separate series of bonds or upon the priorities as the commission shall determine. The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the commission. The resolution shall recite an estimate by the commission of the cost, and shall provide for the issuance of bonds in an amount sufficient, when sold as provided in this section, to produce the cost, less the amount of any funds, grant or grants, gift or gifts, contribution or contributions received, or in the opinion of the commission expected to be received, from the United States of America or from any other source. The acceptance by the commission of any and all funds, grants, gifts and contributions, whether in money or in land, labor or materials, is hereby expressly authorized. All bonds shall have and are hereby declared to have all the qualities of negotiable instruments. The bonds shall bear interest at not more than twelve percent per annum, payable semiannually, and shall mature in not more than forty years from their date or dates, and may be made redeemable at the option of the state, to be exercised by the commission, at the price and under the terms and conditions, all as the commission may fix prior to the issuance of the bonds. The commission shall determine the form of the bonds, including coupons, if any, to be attached to the bonds to evidence the right of interest payments. The bonds shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the commission, under the great seal of the state, attested by the Secretary of State, and the coupons, if any, attached to the bonds shall bear the facsimile signature of the chairman of the commission. In case any of the officers whose signatures appear on the bonds or coupons issued as authorized by this section shall cease to be officers before the delivery of the bonds, the signatures are nevertheless valid and sufficient for all purposes the same as if they had remained in office until the delivery. The commission shall fix the denominations of the bonds, the principal and interest of which shall be payable at the Office of the Treasurer of the State of West Virginia, at the capitol of the state, or, at the option of the holder, at some bank or trust company within or without the State of West Virginia to be named in the bonds, in such medium as may be determined by the commission. The bonds and interest on the bonds are exempt from taxation by the State of West Virginia, or any county or municipality in the state. The commission may provide for the registration of the bonds in the name of the owners as to principal alone, and as to both principal and interest under the terms and conditions as the commission may determine, and shall sell the bonds in the manner as it may determine to be for the best interest of the state, taking into consideration the financial responsibility of the purchaser, and the terms and conditions of the purchase, and especially the availability of the proceeds of the bonds when required for payment of the cost of the project. The sale shall be made at a price not lower than a price which, computed upon standard tables of bond values, will show a net return of not more than thirteen percent per annum to the purchaser upon the amount paid for the bonds. The proceeds of the bonds shall be used solely for the payment of the cost of the project for which bonds were issued, and shall be deposited and checked out as provided by section five of this article, and under further restrictions, if any, as the commission may provide. If the proceeds of bonds issued for a project or a specific group of projects exceeds the cost of the project or projects, the surplus shall be paid into the fund provided for in section five of this article for payment of the principal and interest of the bonds. The fund may be used for the purchase of any of the outstanding bonds payable from the fund at the market price, but at not exceeding the price, if any, at which the bonds are in the same year redeemable, and all bonds redeemed or purchased shall be canceled immediately, and shall not again be issued. Prior to the preparation of definitive bonds, the commission may, under like restrictions, issue temporary bonds with or without coupons, exchangeable for definitive bonds upon the issuance of the latter. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections nine and ten, article six, chapter twelve of this code, revenue bonds issued under the authority granted in this section are eligible as investments for the workers' compensation fund, teachers retirement fund, division of public safety, death, disability and retirement fund, West Virginia Public Employees Retirement System and as security for the deposit of all public funds. The revenue bonds may be issued without any other proceedings or the happening of any other conditions or things other than those proceedings, conditions and things which are specified and required by this article, or by the Constitution of the State. For all projects authorized under the provisions of this article, other than projects to be leased by the commission to the regional jail and correctional facilities authority or projects authorized pursuant to section eleven-a of this article, the aggregate amount of all issues of bonds outstanding at one time shall not exceed $62,500,000, including the renegotiation, reissuance or refinancing of any bonds, and no project in connection with which bonds are to be issued shall be initiated by the commission unless and until the Legislature, through enactment of general law, approves the purpose, the amount of bonds to be issued and the total cost for the project, construction or acquisition. 041b061a72


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