Art. 147. Levels and content of the project design

1. The Decree provided by Article 146, paragraph 4 shall also establish the levels and content of the project design regarding the cultural assets set forth in this Chapter, including archeological excavations, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the parties entrusted with the project design, direction of the work and testing in relation to the specific characteristics of the cultural asset that is the object of the intervention, as well as the organizational standards for the site management offices.

2. For work regarding cultural assets, at the time of the feasibility study it is necessary to prepare a technical data sheet aimed at identifying the characteristics of the cultural assets that are the object of the intervention, prepared by a professional having specific technical skills in relation to the object of the work. The Decree set forth in Article 146, paragraph 4, defines the work related to moveable cultural assets, decorated surfaces of architectural property and historical materials of real property of historic, artistic or archeological interest, for which the form must be prepared by the restorers of cultural assets who are qualified in accordance with current law.

3. For work related to the monitoring, maintenance or the restoration of moveable cultural assets, decorated surfaces of architectural property and historical materials of real property of historic, artistic or archeological interest, the feasibility study shall include, in addition to the technical data sheet set forth in paragraph 2, preliminary research, explanatory reports and the summary calculation of costs. The final project shall review the studies conducted with a feasibility study, identifying, including through diagnostics and multi-disciplinary cognitive tests, the deterioration factors and methods of intervention. The executive project shall indicate, in detail, the precise working methods, the materials to be used and the technical-executive procedures for the work and shall be prepared based on direct investigation and adequate sampling of the work, justified by the uniqueness of the conservation work. The executive project shall also contain a Monitoring and Maintenance Plan.

4. The work set forth in paragraph 3 and archeological excavations, including underwater, as well as work related to historic green areas set forth in Article 10, paragraph 4, clause f) of the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, shall normally be contracted based on an executive project.

5. If the sole person in charge of the procedure determines that the nature and characteristics of the asset, or its state of conservation, do not allow exhaustive analysis and surveys to be carried out, or solutions arise that can only be determined while the work is being performed, it is possible to supplement the design during the work, whose cost must have corresponding coverage in the economic framework.

6. The direction of the works, technical support for the activities of the sole person in charge of the procedure and the competent manager for the preparation of the three-year program, as well as the testing body, shall include a cultural heritage restorer who is qualified in accordance with current law, or, according to the type of job, other professionals set forth in Article 9-bis of the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape who have at least five years’ experience and specific skills consistent with the work.