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301 Franklin St, SE
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

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107 W. College St.
Enterprise, AL 36330

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Erbil, KRG, Iraq

After continued increase in scope,  complexity, and contract value of its construction projects, on April 19, 2024, NI applied to and was awarded by the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors an amendment to its General Contractor’s LICENSE # 49698 changing its classification to Building Construction – BC.  Of the six license classifications awarded by the Licensing Board, BC is listed as 01.

BC classification is described as: Building Construction: Shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications thereof or additions thereto, intended for use for shelter, protection, comfort, or convenience. Building construction shall include the excavation and foundations for buildings and work incidental thereto.”

Upon receiving this amendment, Ben Patterson, Vice President of NI’s Domestic Construction Division responded, “Congratulations Team, We now have the ability to build unlimited scope building construction projects in Alabama.”

Previously, NI’s LICENSE # 49698 was issued under classification 02 – Building Construction Under Four Stories – BCU4.  BCU4 classification is described as: “Building Construction under Four Stories (BCU4):  Shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications thereof, that do not exceed three stories in height, and any roof structure or component of such structure does not exceed fifty feet in height, which are intended for use for shelter, protection, comfort, or convenience. BCU4 shall include the excavation and foundations for buildings and work incidental thereto for buildings less than three stories in height. BCU4 shall include interior nonstructural alterations and repairs to existing buildings exceeding three stories in height. In addition to the above BCU4 shall include the construction of building structures, including modifications thereof exceeding three stories in height on projects but only under the direction and supervision of a General contractor or Construction Manager licensed under Building Construction.”

Ben
Ben Patterson
VP of Domestic Construction Division
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In preparation for this amendment application, Ben Patterson had taken and passed the General Contractors’ Examination December 20, 2023, administered by the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA).  Founded in 1962, NASCLA is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote best practices and license uniformity for agencies that regulate the construction industry.  Their goal is to streamline the contractor licensing process by acquiring more states who accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination Program and thus reducing licensing barriers.  This exam has resulted in NI’s General Contractor Examination being recognized across: AL, AZ, AK, GA, MS, SC, VI, FL, LA, NV, NM, NC, OR, TN, UT, VA, and WV.