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Applications for ASA’s Certificate of Excellence in Ethics Due Dec. 7, 2018

The deadline to submit your application for ASA’s Certificate of Excellence in Ethics is Dec. 7, 2018. The ethics certificate is not an awards competition, but rather a program recognizing subcontractors for their commitment to ASA values like quality construction and a safe and healthy work environment. Details, resources, and the application are located under … READ MORE

ASA Helps Subcontractors Master Final Payment

In ASA’s most recent member needs assessment, respondents reported that obtaining final payment remains their most serious problem. Certainly, the time between substantial completion of the project, when the owner occupies the project, and final completion, is rife with uncertainty for prime contractors and their subcontractors. The risks of delay or non-receipt of final payment … READ MORE

ASA Files Amicus Brief in Texas Court Case Regarding Transportation of Employees

ASA Files Amicus Brief in Texas Court Case of Importance for Employers Related to Transportation of Employees to/from Workplace In a “friend-of-the-court” brief filed on July 31, ASA asks the Supreme Court of Texas to reconsider its underlying decision in a case of importance for all employers who pay employees whose normal duties do not … READ MORE

Use ASA Model ‘Stickers’ to Preserve Your Rights

Include ASA’s model “stickers” in your tactics to avoid potentially damaging language hidden in the “fine print” of routine project documents. Change orders, pay applications and other routine documents all too often contain language limiting subcontractors’ rights. ASA members can download the model “stickers” from the ASA Web site and affix them to: Signed change … READ MORE

ASA Offers More Than 70 Free Videos-on-Demand To Members!

Under the member-only portion of the ASA headquarters website asaonline.com, there are more than 70 FREE videos-on-demand including: Risk Transfer: Surviving the Circling Sharks Developing a Corporate Ethics Policy Shock Prevention: Mitigating the Risks of BIM and Electronic Documents Negotiating Skills: Secrets to Selling Your Contract Changes New Risks: Gauging and Limiting Your Professional Liabilities … READ MORE

Applications for ASA’s Certificate of Excellence in Ethics Are Due Dec. 7, 2018

The deadline to submit your application for ASA’s Certificate of Excellence in Ethics is Dec. 7, 2018. The ethics certificate is not an awards competition, but rather a program recognizing subcontractors for their commitment to ASA values like quality construction and a safe and healthy work environment. Details, resources, and the application are located under … READ MORE

ASA Publishes Compilation of Updated Subcontractor Negotiating Tips

ASA has updated its popular subcontract negotiating tip sheets and compiled them into a new manual available to ASA members for free on the ASA Web site. Subcontractor Negotiating Tips: A Compilation updates the references for each tip to reflect the construction industry’s standard documents published in 2017, including the ASA Subcontract Documents Suite, ConsensusDocs … READ MORE

Lien and Bond Claims Webinar – July 10

Prudent subcontractors take advantage of every tool available to them to protect their payment rights. These tools include payment bonds and mechanic’s liens. Bond and lien claims can be powerful weapons, but payment bonds, mechanics’s liens and the laws regarding them can be complex and tricky, and each state’s law is different. One simple misstep … READ MORE

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