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    About BTi

    Author, Brian A. Nelson


    Brian A. Nelson is an Adjunct Instructor for Fresno City College. His current assignment is teaching a Residential Wiring Course for the Applied Technology Division and he teaches construction full-time for a local charter school in Fresno, California. He recently retired from general contracting and now uses his thirty plus years in the construction trades in assisting thousands of people in getting their Contractors license. He has a BA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Education. He has received his Corporate Juris Doctorate from Novus Law School. His philosophy on construction education is built on a premise of when a firm foundation of construction knowledge is built within a tradesperson then a better contractor is built.

  • Classifications

    All California Contractors license classifications

    A General Engineering
    B General Building
    C-22 Asbestos Abatement
    C-4 Boiler
    , Water Heating and Steam Fitting
    C-21 Building Moving/Demolition
    C-6 Cabinet
    , Millwork and Finish Carpentry
    C-8 Concrete
    C-31 Construction Zone Traffic Control
    C-9 Drywall
    C-12 Earthwork and Paving
    C-10 Electrical
    C-45 Electrical Sign
    C-11 Elevator
    C-13 Fencing
    C-16 Fire Protection
    C-15 Flooring and Floor Covering
    C-5 Framing and Rough Carpentry
    C-47 General Manufactured Housing
    C-17 Glazing
    C-2 Insulation and Acoustical
    C-27 Landscaping
    C-35 Lathing and Plastering
    C-28 Lock and Security Equipment
    C-7 Low Voltage Systems
    C-29 Masonry
    C-23 Ornamental Metal
    C-33 Painting and Decorating
    C-32 Parking and Highway Improvement
    C-34 Pipeline
    C-36 Plumbing
    C-38 Refrigeration
    C-50 Reinforcing Steel
    C-39 Roofing
    C-42 Sanitation Systems
    C-43 Sheet Metal
    C-46 Solar
    C-51 Structural Steel
    C-53 Swimming Pool
    C-54 Tile (Ceramic and Mosaic)
    C-20 Warm Air Heating
    , Ventilating and Air Conditioning
    C-55 Water Conditioning
    C-60 Welding
    C-57 Well Drilling (Water)
    C-61 Limited Specialty (All trades not covered above)
    ASB Asbestos Abatement Certification
    HAZ Hazardous Substance Removal Certification
    LAW Law and Business