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Construction Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 4-8, 2023)

TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE LIVES. In 2020, a mission-driven group of volunteers from across the construction industry came together with the goal of saving lives. They collaborated to launch the inaugural Suicide Prevention Week for the industry — a week dedicated to raising awareness about the higher-than-average number of suicides in the construction industry, and … READ MORE


Approximately 400 people cycled through the ASA Annual Fiesta on the Beach tent at the AIA Sandcastle Competition on East Beach in Galveston, Texas on August 12, 2023. It was the most well attended event in ASA Fiesta history!  Check out our photo gallery here. Thanks to our Fiesta Committee for making it all happen: … READ MORE

Safe + Sound Week (August 7-13)

Participate in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2023: August 7-13 Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. This year Safe + Sound Week has provided resources for businesses on … READ MORE

Texas Construction Association (TCA) Legislative Update

Now that the Governor’s Veto Period has lapsed, below is the final information on the listed bills. TCA Legislative Issues Sent to the Governor H.B. 2518 by Rep. Keith Bell and sponsored by Sen. Robert Nichols (mandates that public property leases must require bonds and notice on private construction projects on public property). Effective for all leases … READ MORE

Contractors Win Big in Texas Prompt Payment Case

ASA’s Subcontractor Legal Defense Fund (SLDF) Hard at Work! On May 19th, the Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Pepper-Lawson Horizon International Group and against Texas Southern University. The American Subcontractors Association supported a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Pepper-Lawson last year, seeking an appeal on a decision that held that an entity … READ MORE

Nearly 4,600 Construction Workers Stand Down for Safety!

ASA Members collectively reported that 4,567 people participated in the National Safety Stand Down to prevent falls in construction. This annual OSHA initiative was held May 1-5, 2023. Visit our photo gallery here. 

2023 Golf Tournament Winners

ASA members and industry partners enjoyed a great day of golf on March 31, 2023 at Sterling Country Club at Houston National. Congratulations to all the winners! TOURNAMENT WINNERS: 1st Place Team Gray Mechanical – 53 Cannon, Frommel, Bukowski, O’Neal 2nd Place Team MAREK – 54 Driver, Rodriguez, Ishomoto 3rd Place Team Brady Chapman Holland … READ MORE

2022 EIC Award Winners

Oh, what a night! Nearly 300 members and guests of ASA-HC gathered for an evening of awards and celebration at the 2022 ASA Excellence In Construction Awards on January 27th. Attendees helped recognize winners in each Excellence In Construction awards category including: Bill M. Brown with Tellepsen (Project Manager of the Year) Hailee Browning with … READ MORE

2023 Economic Update

Want to get an industry insider’s perspective on what 2023 will look like for the construct ion industry? Then, join us for the ASA January Luncheon on Wednesday, January 18th at the Houston Junior League! ASA Members and guests will gain an insightful look into 2023 with everyone’s favorite industry insider, Pat Kiley. Pat will bring … READ MORE

ASA Joins TCA for a Walk on the Capitol

Are any of these issues of interest to you? Securing reserved funds and retainage. Requiring the disclosure of documents incorporated by reference into your contract. Addressing unfair contract clauses such as force work and cross-default. Mandating bonds on private projects on publicly-owned lands. Prohibiting local employment ordinances such as mandatory paid time off. If so, … READ MORE