News & Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest construction news and ASA-HC happenings. Useful information and tools are available to our members whenever they need it. To stay informed, click the links below:

Read the current issue of ASA’s Contractors’ Compass

Click HERE to read the newest issues of the Contractors’ Compass including: 2019—The Year of Talent: A Reflection on the Major Trends Affecting the Construction Industry for 2019 and Beyond What Version Are You Using? A Reflection on the Need to Audit and Update the Firm’s Standard Operating Procedures The Construction Industry: Looking Ahead at … READ MORE

SUBExcel 2019 Education Workshop to Discuss 3D LiDAR Scanning and Drone Photogrammetry

Subcontractors will learn about some of the most exciting new technologies to be used in construction, 3D LiDAR scanning and drone photogrammetry, in a newly added contractor education workshop during ASA’s annual national convention. “Reality Capture for Existing Conditions—Save Time, Lower Risk,” presented by David F. Dengler and Garrett Maldoon, Kelar Pacific, San Diego, Calif., … READ MORE

How to Improve the Change Order Process – Free Dec. 11 ASA Webinar

In the free Dec. 11 ASA webinar, “Improving the Change Order Process,” presenter Ron Churchey, Shapiro & Duncan, will explain how to reduce the number of changes by doing better design and coordination and setting expectations early. Churchey will also discuss how to limit open-ended flow down, how to prepare “approvable” change order proposals, and … READ MORE

SUBExcel 2019 Will Focus on ‘Technology—for Millennials to Dinosaurs’

Whether you have been working in construction for a long time and are cautious about technology, or you are a tech-savvy millennial who is quick to see the benefits of technology, one thing is certain: technology in construction is here to stay. Two-thirds of general and specialty trade contractors report significant improvements to the flow … READ MORE

ASA White Paper Provides Tips for Negotiating Change Proposals and Claims

Despite diligent project management that has recognized and responded to any change or changed condition, most requests for equitable adjustment cannot be resolved until a more formal, detailed change order proposal has been submitted to the prime contractor or owner. ASA’s white paper Preparation and Presentation of Change Proposals and Claims reviews the purpose, structure … READ MORE

FREE Webinar Nov. 13 – The Soft Side of Scheduling: Improving Communications Between GCs and Subcontractors

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT Presenter: Steve Groth, Chiaramonte Construction This FREE webinar examines ways to improve project management communication between GCs and subcontractors specifically as it relates to the project schedule from development to finalization and use during the project. To Register: … READ MORE

Online registration is now open for SUBExcel, March 6-9, 2019, in Nashville!

Join ASA members from around the country in Nashville this spring for SUBExcel 2019 — the annual national convention of ASA. There are many perks of attending SUBExcel: Get proven business tips from acclaimed speakers that will transform your company and your bottom line to succeed in today’s construction markets. Learn about the latest productivity-enhancing … READ MORE

Free Nov. 13 ASA Webinar Examines Ways to Improve Communications Between GCs and Subs

In the Nov. 13 ASA webinar, “The Soft Side of Scheduling: Improving Communications Between GCs and Subcontractors,” presenter Steve Groth, vice president, director of operations, Chiaramonte Construction, Washington, D.C., will examine ways to improve project management communication between GCs and subcontractors specifically as it relates to the project schedule from development to finalization and use … READ MORE

Foundation of ASA Updates Lien & Bond Claims in the 50 States for 2019

Construction subcontractors and suppliers rely on mechanic’s lien and payment bonds to assure their payment. To help you learn your lien and bond rights in the states in which your company does business, the Foundation of ASA has updated its Lien & Bond Claims in the 50 States, a digital manual which outlines the lien … READ MORE