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ASA White Paper Helps Subs Master Negotiations on Surety Bond Requirements

Surety bonds are required on practically all public and on some private projects. The terms of bonds vary dramatically. ASA’s white paper Mastering Negotiations on Surety Bond Requirements provides ASA members with background and negotiating tips whether they’re providing the surety bond or seeking payment protection under the prime contractor’s payment bond. The ASA white … READ MORE

YOUR ASA-HC TO-DO LIST THIS WEEK

If you haven’t already done so, get signed up for Thursday’s General Lunch meeting “Root Cause of Safety Complacency.” – Event Details Secure your team entry or sponsorship for the Oct. 5 Fishing Tournament. Deadline for team entry is this Friday. Sponsorship deadline is next Wednesday. – Event Details Get signed up for the Wednesday, … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: THE BLUE BOOK OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network is the largest and most active network in the commercial construction industry. They bring the industry together to forge connections and build relationships. With over 100 years of service to the industry, they have continued to expand thier product offerings for all project stages- from pre-design through post-construction. Their … READ MORE

FISHING TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIPS AND TEAMS STILL AVAILABLE

Registration is still open, and sponsorships are available for ASA-HC’s annual fall fishing tournament, Reel It In! on Oct. 5. Whether you’re an avid fisherman with your own boat, or you’ve never held a fishing pole in your hand, we’ve got you covered. In our “Guided” boat category we’ll supply the boat, licensed guide and … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: MELTON & MELTON, LLP

Melton & Melton, LLP is a Houston based public accounting firm serving middle-market companies in the construction industry and their owners since 1963.  We focus on building lasting personal relationships based on integrity, trust, and respect.  These relationships deepen our understanding of our clients’ issues and allow us to provide relevant, proactive advice and services.  … READ MORE

ASA White Paper Helps Subcontractors Master Payment for Stored Materials

Construction subcontractors that purchase and store materials in advance for their portion of a project face a special set of payment concerns. The ASA white paper Mastering Payment for Stored Materials reviews these risks, discusses industry practices, and recommends steps a subcontractor can take to protect itself. For example, if bid documents don’t address payment … READ MORE

12th ANNUAL FIESTA ON THE BEACH A SUCCESS!

On Saturday, Aug. 25, ASA-HC held its 12th annual Fiesta on the Beach at AIA’s annual Sandcastle Competition on East Beach in Galveston. The members-only event offers free food and drinks and a cool, shady place to relax during the competition. A HUGE thank you to the committee that puts this event together, the great … READ MORE

September Educational Events

Sept. 11 – Foremen Series: Laser Certification (English) Sept. 18 – Foremen Series: Laser Certification (Spanish) Sept. 20 – General Lunch Meeting: Root Cause of Safety Complacency