Gov't Code Section 2166.001
(1)“Capitol Complex” has the meaning prescribed by Section 411.061 (Definition)(a)(1).
(1-a)“Commission” means the Texas Facilities Commission.
(1-b)“Construction” includes acquisition and reconstruction.
(2)“Cost of a project” includes the cost of:
(C)rights and easements;
(F)construction and initial furnishing and equipment;
(G)architectural, engineering, and legal services;
(H)surveys, plans, and specifications; and
(I)other costs, including those incurred by the commission, that are necessary or incidental to determining the feasibility or practicability of a project.
(3)“Private design professional” means a design professional as described by Subdivisions (6)(A) and (B)(ii).
(4)“Project” means a building construction project that is financed wholly or partly by a specific appropriation, a bond issue, or federal money. The term includes the construction of:
(A)a building, structure, or appurtenant facility or utility, including the acquisition and installation of original equipment and original furnishings; and
(B)an addition to, or alteration, rehabilitation, or repair of, an existing building, structure, or appurtenant facility or utility.
(5)“Project analysis” means work done before the legislative appropriation for a project to develop a reliable estimate of the cost of the project to be used in the appropriations request.
(6)“Design professional” means an individual registered as an architect under Chapter 1051 (Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; General Provisions Affecting Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers; Provisions Affecting Only Architects), Occupations Code, or a person licensed as an engineer under Chapter 1001 (Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors), Occupations Code:
(A)who provides professional architectural or engineering services and has overall responsibility for the design of a building construction undertaking; and
(i)is employed on a salary basis; or
(ii)is in private practice and is retained for a specific project under a contract with the commission.
(7)“Rehabilitation” includes renewal, restoration, extension, enlargement, and improvement.
(8)“Small construction project” means a project that:
(A)has an estimated value of less than $100,000; and
(B)requires advance preparation of working plans or drawings.
(9)“Staged construction” means the construction of a project in phases, with each phase resulting in one or more trade packages, features, buildings, or structures that individually or together may be built, regardless of whether later phases of the project are authorized.
(10)“Using agency” means:
(A)an instrumentality of the state that occupies and uses a state-owned or state-leased building; or
(B)the commission, with respect to a state-owned building maintained by the commission.
Section 2166.001 — Definitions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2166.htm#2166.001 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).