substantial improvement

substantial improvement

Any alteration, improvement, reconstruction, or repair of a building, the cost of which equals or exceeds a code-specified percentage of its market value: (a) either before the work is started, or (b) if the building has been damaged and is being restored, before such damage occurred.
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"Plus," he continued, "we provided the funds at our new 9/3 rate, a substantial improvement over the typical hard money loan.
QIAGEN believes that this new offering represents a substantial improvement over current offerings and that it provides access to a new dimension of value for customers in the rapidly growing field of RNAi.
After 12 weeks, substantial improvement had occurred for 71 percent of the youngsters given the combination treatment, compared with 61 percent of those given fluoxetine alone, 43 percent of those who received only the talk therapy, and 35 percent of those taking placebos.
Headteacher Mike Dixon said: "Our 1997 report stated we were a `good school', so this report indicates substantial improvement. In an area suffering high unemployment, the school serves its community well."
Head teacher Sally Kaminski-Gaze said: "We have received the award for substantial improvement in results between 1998 and 2001.
The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge has posted a net profit of NOK491m for 2001, a substantial improvement from the loss of NOK655m the year before.
Despite mounting concern over police racism, highlighted by controversy over the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, there was still "room for substantial improvement" in the performance of forces on race issues.
28, the presentation includes new data from two secondary endpoints that show a dramatic reduction in proptosis -- eye bulging -- and a substantial improvement in overall response rate in patients treated with teprotumumab compared with placebo.
This year South Dakota receives a B in preparation; (2) South Dakota has shown substantial improvement in enrolling students in higher education.
Furniture retailer MFI sought to put a traumatic year behind it yesterday by forecasting a substantial improvement in results at its main business.
``It still does not comply with the collective bargaining agreement, but there is a substantial improvement,'' he said.
Immediately after the first round of sessions, 26 percent of memory-trained participants, 74 percent of reasoning-coached volunteers, and 87 percent of those instructed in visual concentration showed substantial improvement on the targeted skill.