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Any changes made in a project which increases its value, such as the addition to a building or a home. An improvement may also be made by drainage, removing unsightly objects or growths; any act which serves to add utility, beauty, or otherwise increases the value of the property.
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A structure or public utility or any other installation or physical change made in a property to increase its value and utility or to improve its appearance.
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* Achievement of recognizable improvements that make a difference and provide economic improvement to the company.
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As staff members understand their own limitations and that of the system, improvements can be made.
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