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A1 Consulting Group, Inc. (A1) is a registered professional Engineering and Construction Management Firm, renowned for its commitment and dedication to providing the highest quality professional consulting services. A1 provides the following professional services: Architectural Planning & Design, Environmental Science & Engineering, Geotechnical & Geological Engineering investigations, evaluations, and design, Civil / Site Engineering, planning and design, Structural Engineering evaluations, analysis, and design, Space Planning, Owner’s Representation, Contract Administration, Construction Administration & Management, Construction Quality Assurance and Control, Special Inspections, Construction Materials Testing and Analysis, and Sustainable Design & Environmentally responsible solutions. A1 Consulting Group is headquartered in the vicinity of Research Triangle Park the heart of North Carolina (USA). Our Professional staff of Architects, Engineers, Geologists, and General Contractors are registered in multiple states.

A1’s predecessor, NFE was founded in 1971 in the state of Maryland and opened its offices in North Carolina in January 1992. We are certified as a small business (SB), and small disadvantaged business (SDB) by the U.S. SBA, 8(a) Successful Graduate, certified HUB by North Carolina, SWaM by Virginia, and as MBE/SDB by several State and Municipal Agencies throughout the U.S. A1 has received various awards and accolades and is the proud recipient of “Year 2011 HUB Firm of the State” award by the North Carolina Department of Administration under Governor Purdue’s office.

A1 Consulting Group and its affiliates have been in the consulting engineering business for over 50 years and have successfully completed over 7,500 projects for government and commercial clients throughout the United States. The company has earned a reputation as a leading SDB in the Mid-Atlantic USA providing its specialized services. The work performed has been for Public and Private sector clients.

At the ending of the year 2010, Company management decided to change the company name from NFE Technologies to A1 Consulting Group as we were commonly recognized as the top (#1) Asian-American owned consulting company in North Carolina because of our unique qualifications, dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality technical services, and our long history of successful past performance. Further, the name change reflects the company’s expanded diverse expertise in design and construction industries.

The Principals of A1 Consulting Group (and its predecessor) have during the past 40 years successfully completed contracts for projects with total budgets ranging from $100,000 to $12 billion.

A1’s professional staff includes highly qualified and experienced: Architects & Designers, Land Planners, Construction Supervisors & Managers, Geotechnical, Civil, Structural, Environmental, and Construction Engineers, LEED Professionals, Geologists, Geophysicists, Industrial Hygienists, and Environmental Scientists most with advanced degrees and professional licenses or certifications in their respective fields. Additional experts include Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Schedulers, Construction Inspectors, Field and Laboratory Technicians, Environmental Remediation Crews, and Well Drillers. A1 and its staff have been associated with various professional institutions such as: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Society of Professional Engineers, Construction Managers Association of America, International Construction (UK) and we continuously upgrade our technical knowledge through such professional institutions. The President of A1 has been serving as a board member of five ASTM committees that prepare, update, and manage standards related to engineering design and construction.

A1 is fiscally sound and financially able to handle individual projects up to $500 million budget. A1’s Engineers and consultants have a broad range of project experience throughout the U.S. Some of the states where our staff members and consultants have worked include: AR, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, MA, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV.

Since its inception, A1 has been committed to excellence, and as such has dedicated itself to providing superior quality Professional Engineering and Construction Administration services to Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Commercial clients.

The firm is committed to quality, from the President on down. High quality products have been the vehicle of A1’s success. A1’s business goal is to earn and keep client confidence through superior and on time performance. The company is proud of its track record which includes over 80% of our business coming through repeat clients and referrals.

We are motivated towards the goal of “Success through Quality and Responsiveness”.